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Preparing your trip to Chicago: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Chicago 1. Travelers arriving by plane are recommended not to take a taxi. The easiest way to reach the city center and other areas of interest is Skytrain; it would save you from wasting time in numerous traffic jams. In addition, travelling with subway is thriftier.
2. Seasoned travelers recommend visiting the city during the off-season. Summer in Chicago is always very hot, and in winter the temperature can drop to -30 C, and that can make the stay uncomfortable. Many tourists visit the city on Christmas Eve, when there is a holiday market and major sales begin.
3. The city has excellent public transport system. It has about 2,000 buses serving 140 different routes. You can travel by bus not only throughout the city, but to the surrounding area too.
4. Travelers visiting Chicago in the summer can use free tourist buses marked ‘Trolleys.’ Their route takes you through the most important attractions, including Lincoln Park, Navy Pier and the seafront of Michigan Avenue. Free buses run around the city from 10 am to 6 pm.
5. Taxi services would be beneficial to travelers who are staying on holiday as a great company. The car can be taken at special parking, called by phone or stopped by waving hand. All vehicles are equipped with meters determining the fare. Copyright
6. Water taxi that runs along the Chicago River would give an unforgettable experience. This unusual mode of transport has become a real local landmark; the cost of a trip is less than 6 USD.
7. Budget travelers have to notice that at least one day a week in all cultural institutions and museums is admission-free. You can clear a schedule of numerous museums and ticket prices at any tourist office or hotel.
Chicago is a major cultural center; it is a beautiful and prosperous city with rich traditions. Many travelers associate this modern metropolis with music. Chicago is annually visited by … Open
8. Those who came on business matters are strongly recommended to use subway going to meeting. There are always serious traffic jams on busy streets, so drivers need to get out for a meeting in advance.
9. Foreign visitors are advised to refrain from self- exploring remote areas of the city. On the contrary, you can walk along main streets without fear even late in the evening, as they can be quite crowded even at the nighttime.
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What to visit being in Chicago - unique sights

Cloud Gate Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
One of the main particularities of sculpture is the great arc, one can go under and see one's own reflection in the mirror surface. Since the opening, the original monument has been incredibly popular with both city dwellers and Chicago guests. On the background of the huge mirror bean you can make very impressive photos. In good weather, the blue sky and the sun are mirrored on the outside very beautifully. … Read further

Harold Washington Library

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
Classic arched windows are considered one of the most unusual elements of the building. Massive sculptural compositions in the antique style are fixed on the roof of the building. The library is reminiscent of an ancient temple to many. The architects managed to achieve the main goal in the process of implementing such a bold project. They created ideal conditions for storing the book collection. About 6 million books are stored in the Harold Washington Library today. There are very valuable and rare specimens among them. The storage of books and reading rooms are located in a ten-story building. There are also special halls for holding social events here. … Read further

Buckingham Fountain

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
The multifunctional fountain, the diameter of whose main basin forms 84 meters, is decorated with the interesting seahorse sculptures. For the design of the well the rare pink marble was used. The structure of the fountain is very symbolic. Its main pool symbolizes Lake Michigan and four groups of seahorses - four lakes surrounding the lake. The total volume of the water, which is constantly in the fountain, is about 5 700 000 liters. In the well there are 134 nozzles, from which more than 65,000 liters of water are ejected every minute. In the evening the wonderful fountain is illuminated with 840 colorful lamps. … Read further

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