Welcome to Chicago
Welcome to Chicago-The "city of big shoulders"
Chicago is the largest city in both Illinois and the Midwest, and the third most populous city in the United States, with over 2.8 million living within the city limits. Its metropolitan area, commonly named “Chicagoland”, is the 26th most populous in the world. Chicago is primarily located within Cook County, with the exception of a small north-western portion of the city at O’Hare International Airport that is located within DuPage County. Chicago is recognized across the United States as a very passionate sports town.In modern times, the city has taken on an additional dimension as a centre for business and finance and is listed as one of the world’s top ten Global Financial Centres.
Globally recognized, Chicago has numerous nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best known include: “Chi-Town”, “Windy City” and "Second City". Chicago has also been called "the most American of big cities".
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The city's lake-front allure and night-life has attracted residents and tourists alike.Chicago has so much night attractions that you will need an extra day just to recover. From swanky lounges to dance clubs, you'll find it all and more than this.
Imagine luxury boutiques, brand stores and trendy clubs that nobody back home has found (yet). Now imagine all in one place.It all starts the Magnificent Mile, a bustling boulevard in the heart the city, where Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue and Barneys New York are almost 400 shops within walking distance. Narrow streets lined with friendly boutiques and alfresco dining offer tempting diversions along the way, like sand at one end and a vast park of the 21st century to another.
The Art Institute
Museo della scienza e dell'industria
Lincoln Park Zoo
MCA - Museo d'arte contemporanea MCA
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
Standard Time Zone: UTC-6
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. The city lies within the humid continental climate zone and has four distinct seasons. The summers are hot and humid with average daytime high temperatures 27-29 ° C. Normally the summer temperatures exceed 32 ° C for 17 days. With minimum night of 16-19 ° C. Winters are cold, snowy, and windy, with a few days of sun and temperatures (especially at night) below zero. The temperature, usually for 43 days per year remains below freezing all day. Spring and fall are mild seasons with low humidity
Chicago has a metropolitan service as well as numerous bus lines that serve capillary surface assiduously and major roads of the city. There are express lines that trace the routes of other airlines but skip some stops less important. There are also express lines for O'Hare Airport, in addition to the blue metro line. The cost of the ticket (on board) is $ 2, while the subway is $ 2.25.