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If your trip to Chicago is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.
You might need to ask your boss for a couple more days off, because Chicago is full of iconic attractions. Get started at Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. You won't want to miss Skydeck Ledge and Willis Tower either.
Take in the best that this city has to offer by adding Chicago Cultural Center and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre to your travel schedule. If you've got some spare time, swing by Buckingham Fountain and Merchandise Mart as well.
Not far from the heart of the city, The PrivateBank Theatre is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have space on your travel schedule, Sullivan Center and Four Seasons will keep you occupied, too.
We know you're curious about what else is around you. Venture outside of Chicago and you'll stumble on a few big-name attractions. About 37 miles away in Gurnee, Six Flags Great America attracts the crowds year-round. Why not plan a visit and see what all the fuss is about?
Fill the gas tank, buckle up and get ready to feel the salty sea air whipping through your hair. Chicago has some fantastic stretches of coastline, such as:
After spending loads of time networking with like-minded individuals, it's always good to be able to lay your head somewhere nearby. If you're visiting Chicago on business, here are some of the top convention centers that are close to hotels, cafés and restaurants:
Here are our suggestions on how to jump behind the wheel of a rental car with extra cash in your wallet:
On your way to Chicago to marvel at John Hancock Center and Skydeck Ledge? That's what we'd call a road trip of a lifetime! But you'll want to think about exactly how you'll get about. Driving in this sprawling metropolis can be nerve-wracking, so it makes sense to opt for a smaller vehicle, like an economy car. You'll be zipping past traffic and parallel parking like a pro. If you'd prefer to leave the driving for outside the city center, that's OK with us too. Lock in something more comfortable and a little bigger, like a standard car, and discover the prairies of Cook County.
You'll be glad to know that there's a huge range of both luxury and economy vehicles to rent in Chicago. What you end up opting for will depend on what you're willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a slick mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you just need a set of wheels to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, go for an economy vehicle (or something else that's unlikely to break the bank).