Nestled off Lake Michigan, Chicago is a metropolitan hot-zone. Feel the Windy City's buzz at 1,000 feet in the world-renowned John Hancock Center. From the open-air skywalk deck, enjoy a view spanning Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. But be careful, between river tours and Chicago-style pizza, you may be whisked away!
Discover Chicago from both land and water on this scenic half-day tour. Take a narrated coach tour through the city's South Side and see highlights including Grant Park, the Loop, the Shedd Aquarium and exclusive shopping areas and neighborhoods. Then, experience Chicago from the water! Cruise along the Chicago River in a beautiful streamliner yacht and admire views of the stunning city skyline.
Be transported to the outer reaches of the Universe on a visit to Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the first planetarium in the United States. Since 1930 the country's oldest planetarium has been delighting audiences with the spectacle of the night sky. Visit The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, Atwood Sphere Experience, Shoot for the Moon exhibit and choose from a range of Sky Shows in Grainger Sky Theater, Definiti Space Theater and Johnson Family Star Theater.
Let a local guide lead you through the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown as you search for authentic and local cuisine at different cafes and restaurants. You'll taste the foods that have made Chicago famous, such as the Chicago-style hot dog, as you tour a local brewpub, pastry shop and more!
Movie buff or not, you'll see the best of Chicago on a movie tour of the city! See the exact locations where dozens of the greatest movies and most popular blockbusters of the past 100 years were filmed! Not only will you see the locations where the movies were shot, but you will also get a tour of favorite Chicago neighborhoods like Gold Coast, Wrigleyville, Old Town, Lincoln Park and more!
Admire all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this a Lake Michigan boat tour. Cruise along Lake Michigan and take in amazing views of the city's famous skyscrapers from a great vantage point.
Experience all of Chicago's best sights from the air on an exciting helicopter tour! Aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter, you'll enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Michigan and fly past several top Chicago attractions like Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park.
Explore the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks: The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center and Macy's on State Street (historic Marshall Field's store). Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form.
Discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s Jazz Deco and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings. Learn of Chicago's influence on the international Art Deco movement, and trace the history of lively architectural heritage.
Gaze upon the city sights from the pinnacle of Chicago, the Skydeck. Located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower -- the third-tallest building in the world -- the Skydeck offers spectacular sweeping views and is full of interactive exhibits. To complete your exciting Chicago experience, head to the Ledge, a glass balcony showcasing unbeatable views of Chicago's top attractions like Wrigley Field and the Navy Pier.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most shops are open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
The official currency is the US Dollar.
Banks are generally open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Some banks open on Saturdays with reduced hours of operation. There are several major chains and branches of all banks and ATM's are available throughout the city. Major credit cards are very widely accepted.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada