Any city could proclaim it's the center of the planet, but with Chicago, Illinois, such a proclamation isn't a stretch at all. Decisions that impact the world economy are made here every day. This vibrant and diverse city also comes packed with world-class cultural sites, top-notch dining and nightlife, incredible sports teams, and an energy that gives you the sense that it's all happening here. On top of that, the picturesque array of skyscrapers sits right beside lovely Lake Michigan. What more could you need?
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
There is a reason why it's so easy to find hotels near O'Hare: it's one of the globe's busiest airports. You can fly directly to and from nearly every major domestic and international destination on any day of the year. With tons of Chicago flights each day, you can choose the exact dates you want to arrive in town. That's quite convenient, as is the presence of numerous cheap hotels near O'Hare if you're on a budget. If you're going to be spending some time at the airport, you have all sorts of activities to enjoy, such as shopping for a new suit, eating Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, sipping on craft beer, or getting a massage.
If you wish to explore the Windy City, you are just a 21-mile rail ride or drive from the Shedd Aquarium, one of the world's largest indoor aquariums, and the Field Museum, a highly rated natural history museum that takes you back in time. You can also see what's happening in the Loop, an area in the center of Chicago that features Grant Park, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, and a range of delicious restaurants; it's just 17 miles from O'Hare International Airport.
From the beaches beside the lake to the hot dogs on the street, Chicago is a dynamite destination. Travelocity is your site to find hotels by O'Hare and Chicago vacation packages at a discount. If you find a super-good deal, book immediately. Travelocity doesn't charge cancellation fees if your dates or plans change later.