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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
From $40.00
 
Chicago Evening Express Segway Tour
"TOUR HIGHLIGHTSThe Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of gardens and public sculptures. Chicago's ""front yard"" includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point.The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor - Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium - Opened to the public in December 1929 at the time it was the world's largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.Soldier Field - Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago's magnificent skyline.Chicago's World Class Skyline - See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. < intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!Note: All Segway riders must be at least 12 years of age to participate."
From $50.00
 
Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza
"Get ready to see the best of Chicago and enjoy its most famous food – deep-dish pizza! Start your city sightseeing tour with visits to some of Chicago’s most interesting neighborhoods – Gold Coast Lincoln Park Wrigleyville and more – where you’ll learn about the city’s unique culture and rich history. This comprehensive tour also takes you to the most important and popular attractions in the city including Grant Park with its enviable location on Lake Michigan; Adler Planetarium with a great view of the city; and Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) one of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers! After the tour
From $63.00

O'Hare International Airport Tips (68)

Immigration/customs at O'Hare for connections

A common question for travelers coming into O'Hare from overseas when transferring through Chicago is how long immigration and customs takes. I personally wouldn't contemplate a layover with anything...
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Dabs
Dec 22, 2013

Answer to Forum Question May, 2012

A couple of things:1) By O'Hare Airport Hotel I'm assuming you mean the Hilton Hotel which is actually within the O'Hare Airport complex. If not let me know.2) Arrival via Amrtak at 4:00 p.m. Again...
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riorich55
May 19, 2012

O'Hare International Airport

Who hasn't flown through O'Hare, United Airline's hub and until 2005, the world's busiest airport?Even today, O'Hare remains the third busiest airport in the world with some 65 million passengers....
Ewingjr98
Dec 10, 2011

The Airport Tram

O hare International ariport is one of the largest airport complexes in the world that shuttling in between it''s huge terminals is diffiuclt hence the airport authorities provides shuttle service in...
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machomikemd
Nov 22, 2010

world's 2nd busiest airport

was the number one busiest airport in the world before but now is upstaged by the newer and more modern hartsfield atlanta airport in atlanta. O'Hare has four passenger terminals. Terminals 1-3 handle...
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machomikemd
Nov 04, 2010

Delta Airlines

my all time fave airline. Now Merged with Northwest Airlines and Bith are Under the Delta Airline Chain. Delta primarily operates a hub and spoke route system with hubs in Amsterdam, Detroit, Memphis,...
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machomikemd
Nov 04, 2010

Cots for overnight visitors

I found out that O'Hare provides cots, pillows and blankets to overnight passengers staying at the airport from 9pm to 4am. Go to Terminal 3 and find the lobby near gate K1. I think it's really...
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emilesc
Apr 08, 2010

Bring a book if you've got a layover

O'Hare is my home airport, so I'm really not stranded there myself. However, as I travel around to many other airports I have realized one way O'Hare is lacking. They really don't have much shopping...
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jdsolo
Mar 08, 2010

consider Midway

We got this great tip from www.skinnyguide.com. Most people immediately consider O'Hare, and not Midway. Midway often offers cheaper flights, and is often a much faster/closer trip into the downtown...
gleicht
Jul 21, 2009

One of My Home Airports

I actually have the choice of either of Chicago's airports when I leave town either on pleasure or business. I can either leave my house and go a little north and farther east to Midway or go a lot...
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riorich55
May 09, 2009

Other travel from O'Hare International airport

Updated February 2009If you have a lot of luggage or prefer not to take public transportation, there are several other options for getting to and from O'Hare.Taxi-costs about $35-40 each way and take...
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Dabs
Feb 25, 2009

busiest in the world

Last I checked, O'Hare International Airport has more pasengers (daily, weekly, monthly, &amp; annually) than any other airport world-wide. But I think the title fluctuates amongst ATL &amp; DFW...
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FlyingElizabeth
Jan 07, 2009
 
 
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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

The new "spoof" in town is the redux/renovated Soldier Field. Politicians were promised that the exterior walls will remain standing and the interior totally redone. However, they were also promised...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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