The biggest city in America's Midwest, Chicago's soaring skyscrapers form a stunning backdrop to the vast waters of Lake Michigan. Many of Chicago's stylish hotels, high-end restaurants and cafes are located near the lakeside.
A favourite of many Chicago hotel guests is the 60 km Lakeside Trail, which offers walkers and bike riders great views of the city and access to beaches, museums and Lincoln Park. Bike rentals are available at Navy Pier.
The Art Institute of Chicago, known for its immense collection of Impressionist paintings, is an amazing art experience for Chicago hotel guests.
Chicago is famous for its deep-crust pizza. The multicultural area of Little Italy, in the Near West Side, is a prime restaurant area and is easily reachable from many Chicago hotels.
With professional basketball, baseball, gridiron and ice-hockey teams, Chicago is one of America's prime sporting cities. If you can't get a ticket to a game, head out from your accommodation in Chicago to cheer on the Hawks, Bears and Bulls at one of the city's many sports bars. The ever-popular Joe's Bar shows most games but can get packed out, while the Bull and Bear is where the finance types come to watch their favourite teams.