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90% Avg. city rating Rated by 694 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 93%

Nightlife / partying 86%

Value for money 83%

Customer Travel Tips for Chicago

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating

ashrives2659
17 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: everything

Disliked: traffic

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paulnicoll81
06 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Allow a whole day for the Field Museum.

Liked: Clean, fun city. Friendly locals, great food, great sights.

Disliked: Nope

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jbyrom1651
16 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare to be in traffic everyday especially during rush hour or when there is a cubs game. It takes a long time to get anywhere.

Liked: It is a big city with a small city feel.

Disliked: Chicago is a little more on the expensive side.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


14 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Stay downtown pr visit the Wicker park area! Take a kayak tour of the river- Urban Kayaks.

Liked: Lots of sights to see, the weather, the lake, the music... need I say more?

Disliked: Quite hard to get around, if only because it's such a large city.

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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
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100% Avg. rating

KatieKinson
10 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be spontaneous

Liked: Nature and large city together

Disliked: No

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90% Avg. city rating Rated by 694 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 92%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 93%

Nightlife / partying 86%

Value for money 83%

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