Getting down to business in downtown Chicago requires a trip around The Loop. Considered the city's primary business district, The Loop is home to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and it serves as the headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies, like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hyatt Hotels. The Loop is bordered by the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and Roosevelt Road. Cheap car rentals in The Loop put you right in the middle of the most cosmopolitan city in all of Illinois - the Windy City.
Driving through The Loop
Public transportation through the Chicago Transit Authority is readily available in The Lo; however, it may be more efficient -- and more fun! -- to simply rent a car near The Loop and drive, enjoying the bit city scenery. Grant Park is the most popular attraction in The Loop and takes up the entire eastern side of the neighborhood. The park is home to the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park, and it includes miles of walking trails, beautiful gardens, numerous statues, and several great museums, such as Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. Chicago car rentals make it easy to zip around The Loop and beyond, including several of the nearby neighborhoods like Skokie or Wheaton. Wheaton is located just 30 miles west of The Loop and offers several great attractions, including the Gardens at Cantigny Park, the Cosley Zoo, and the DuPage County Historical Museum. Skokie, on the other hand, is 15 miles south of The Loop and is the home of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra.
The Loop is just the beginning; most Chicago vacation packages will include trips to nearby neighborhoods and suburban communities. Save by planning your vacation with Travelocity, where you can find discounted rates for Chicago hotels and rental cars in The Loop. You can even save up to $537 if you book you airfare and hotel at the same time.