The third most populous city in the United States, Chicago, IL is a vibrant and exciting place to visit, whether you're there for business or for pleasure. Located pretty much on the doorstep of the Great Lakes, this thriving metropolis has lots to offer you, thanks to its rich historical background and its thriving arts scene. So pack a windbreaker and tie back your hair. There's a reason Chicago is called the Windy City, after all.
Driving in and Around Chicago
The easiest place to pick up car rentals in Chicago is at the airport. Both O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport offer convenient rentals. Downtown Chicago hotels are an easy 10-mile drive from Midway Airport. Car rentals in Chicago are a must if you want to get out of the city and see some of the surrounding sights, such as the forest preserves to the north and northwest. They're great places for a picnic or bike ride, and have plenty of shady forest trails that are ideal for hiking or jogging. The Brookfield Zoo is another popular attraction, thanks to its exotic bird displays. When you've had your fill of skyscraper-filled skylines, drive out to Glencoe to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden, which is filled with blooming plants and natural habitats. Or take a stroll down to Glencoe Station, a historic railroad station that's also conveniently close to the Cook County Forest Preserves, a wide natural space that contains recreational facilities, a botanic garden, and a zoo.
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