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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

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating

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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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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100% Avg. rating

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.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
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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100% Avg. rating


12 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: CHECK OUT THE RIVER AND THE TRUMP TOWER

Liked: EVERYTHING

Disliked: NOTHING

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating

cycu1239600
03 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: It's chilly in April be prepared.

Liked: Lots of different sightseeing spots and all relatively close making it quite walkable. If not the public transit is pretty expansive.

Disliked: Certain areas felt a little unsafe to be two young girls travelling but mostly ok.

98% Avg. rating
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  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating

carotina33080
25 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Events / festivals Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Just stay and fall in love ..

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Cultural Center (near millennium park).

Liked: It had the bustle and footprint of a large city. The architecture was beautiful. Very tourist friendly.

Disliked: Lots of hobos but that comes with the territory of being in a large city.

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: They can find cheap taxi

Liked: Nature

Disliked: Transportation

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Make a plan for what you want to see/do.. It will save a lot of walking time!

Liked: Lots of things to do..

Disliked: Too many smells.. dirty.. overwhelming at times

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: walk around the city and be impressed

Liked: very clean city, not as hectic, great atmosphere

Disliked: not really

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Wear comfy shoes, a lot of walking and lovely museums to go too

Liked: Everything

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: I don't know

Liked: Chicago has that midwest feel in a large city. Some culture, but still feels like home.

Disliked: It is what it is. The dangerous neighbors definitely need some work

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring a jacket

Liked: Everything

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Register for the official bike sharing system. Its so much fun to ride a bike and you get to see a lot more than taking the metro.

Liked: Offers a lot of diversity. Its very easy to get around.

Disliked: No.

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


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: let your hair down

Liked: the night life

Disliked: not too sure because overall I had a smashing time

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Customer Travel Tip: Check out Chicagos parks!

Liked: The public transport, parks, beers and the city skyline

Disliked: Not really.

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


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in wicker park, see millennium park

Liked: Bars, beach, air show

Disliked: Expensive trains,

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: millenium park

Liked: nuce

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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