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89.2% Avg. city rating

(Rated by 598 customers)
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100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Joel Loera

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing, Business / conference, City break

27 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: bring lots of money

Liked: awesome city

Disliked: nope.

100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Joel Loera

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing, Business / conference, City break

27 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: bring lots of money

Liked: awesome city

Disliked: nope.

80.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 60.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 60.0% Nightlife / partying - 60.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Vanessa Fortier-Jordan

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: City break, Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: The city is stretched out and the distances are long. Plan your transportation.

Liked: Frank Llord Wright attractions, Parks! Architechture

Disliked: CTA is not user friendly.

84.4% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

bei he

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Romantic getaway

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: use public transportation

Liked: Public transportion

Disliked: food prices.

73.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 60.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 60.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

mohd shahrum

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Business / conference, City break

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: use the public transport, you can count on them!

Liked: the environment is nice, people nice, the only not so good thing is I don't have much time to spend in Chicago.

Disliked: nothing.

80.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 60.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

ANDRE RUARO TEIXEIRA

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Stay for minimum one week to know the city, discover the neighborhoods and visit great museums.

Liked: Architecture. Music. Food. People.

Disliked: Weather..

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

anthony Guerin

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: The Empty bottle

Liked: chicago

Disliked: no.

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Ben Jolly

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: City break

15 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at the IHSP, super convenient transport and easy access to downtown

Liked: Everything

Disliked: No.

95.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Dorsah Gariba

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Business / conference, Events / festivals, Visiting friends or family

14 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Chicago has a lot to offer for sight seeing and entertainment etc. Just remember it's a big city and cost of living and things tend to be higher than other places. Take that into considerations when budgeting. But the transportation system is superb and affordable.

Liked: Well, I am a Chicagoan myself but currently living in another state

Disliked: well, the weather, our flight was delayed for over 8 hours due to bad weather leading to all flights stopped flying into Chicago as a results of the Storms & Rain. But it's nature call though.

86.7% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 60.0%

Darta Riekstina

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go to a blues bar

Liked: Live music scene is amazing. Lots of outdoors festivals going on as well.

Disliked: Kinda cold and cludy in general.

88.9% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 60.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Gary Cox

Travel Type: As a family with children

Trip Type: Business / conference, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago

Liked: a toddlin' town

Disliked: too expensive.

93.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

John Agboola

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Business / conference

07 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Have a great sight of the city on the brown line from the loop to Kimball.

Liked: The awesome buildings. The layout of the city is magnificent. The cta is superb. Such a big city with great history and culture.

Disliked: Mail.

91.1% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Jasmine Norman

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go to a baseball game and check out the bean.

Liked: The architecture.

Disliked: The cold and rain in spring. Cant be helped though..

100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

WAYNE MARSHALL

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Plan your visit by the places you plan to eat out.

Liked: The city is amazing. Its beautiful and clean. The people are nice and the food is fantastic.

Disliked: It rained :(.

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Ciaran McAllister

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break

01 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Do it!!!!!!

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The occasional thunderstorm and it could be a little expensive.

88.9% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 60.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Ciaran McAllister

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break

01 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: DO IT!!!!!!

Liked: People were really friendly, the nightlife was amazing. One of the best experiences ever

Disliked: could be a little expensive at times.

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Lucinda Steer

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference, City break

31 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Kingston Mines Blues Club - top night!

Liked: Lovely place, well worth staying a few nights.

Disliked: No.

84.4% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Sarah Radke

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: stay at the urban Holiday loft

Liked: Chicago is such a nice place to stay. People are very friendly and helpful. There is a lot to discover (museums, sculptures...) and some really nice places to rest and chill out.

Disliked: no, everything was good. .

91.1% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Alexander Sproul

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Work / volunteering

31 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Just go with it.

Liked: The sightseeing and buildings.

Disliked: Some of the locals are weird and scary.

75.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 60.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 60.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 60.0%

Julie Abramski

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: City break, Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: the metro pass

Liked: The city next to the beach

Disliked: the weather.

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