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What are the major attractions in Chicago?
If your trip to Chicago is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.You might need to ask your boss for an extra week off, because Chicago is overflowing with iconic attractions. Get started at Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Don’t miss Skydeck Ledge and Willis Tower either.You’ll need to rise with the sun if you want to check out all the interesting sights this place has to offer. Chicago Cultural Center and Buckingham Fountain are must-sees. Merchandise Mart and Wrigley Building can’t be missed either.Not too far from the city center, Chicago Theatre is one sight to consider adding to your to-do list. If you still have space on that travel schedule, Chicago Riverwalk and Water Tower Place will keep you entertained too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Chicago?
If you’re searching for day-trip inspiration, we’ve got some suggestions. Located 40 miles away, Sheridan Beach is worth the drive. See the sights starting with Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Trail Creek. Duneland Beach is another terrific option. It’s 40 miles away and has a variety of fascinating things to do. Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Trail Creek are only the start.
Where are the best beaches near Chicago?
Chicago boasts some magical coastal areas, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what fascinating treasures you can find strewn along the shoreline of one of these popular beaches:

  • North Avenue Beach (2 miles away).
  • Montrose Beach (6 miles away).
  • Kathy Osterman Beach (7 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Chicago?
If you have some important business to see to in Chicago, chances are you’ll be spending loads of time at a convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know some of the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Richard J. Daley Center (0.2 miles away).
  • Symphony Center (0.2 miles away).
  • McCormick Place (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Chicago?
With landmarks like Wrigley Field and McCormick Place, Chicago is a city on many bucket lists. But if you plan to drive in this major metropolis, think small. A compact car will have you zipping around the frenzied streets and parking will be simpler. If you’re not into city driving, there’s a good deal to discover farther afield. Pick up the keys to a four-wheel drive or an SUV and check out the beautiful prairies that Illinois is known for.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Chicago?
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Chicago. From SUVs with trunk space galore to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you’ve got planned. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need much more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.
Is it difficult to park in Chicago?
Finding a parking spot in Chicago is a piece of cake. There’s no need to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s loads of on and off-street parking to take your pick of.
Does Chicago have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of Chicago is roughly 2,720,500, you’re likely to experience some congestion in the city center. Before and after work is when traffic is at its peak, so it’s a good idea to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Chicago?
In the city of Chicago, speed limits range from 25mph to 70mph. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 30mph unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Illinois?
Generally, your car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can send a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Chicago?
Not only is it prohibited to hold your cell phone while driving a car in Chicago, but it’s also possible to be hit with a fine for using hands-free functions like Bluetooth.
What are the rules around drink driving in Chicago?
When behind the wheel in Chicago, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of drinks while you’re out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Chicago?
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Chicago. Firstly though, you are required to bring the car to a total stop. Move on only when the lane is clear of oncoming traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Illinois?
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Illinois.

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