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Chicago, Illinois is a big city, with an infinite variety of attractions. Most people who return from a Chicago vacation make plans to return. It's impossible to see it all in a short period of time. Chicago is the largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, as well as the third-most populous city in the United States. Chicago is known as the "Second City," the "Windy City," the "City of Big Shoulders", "Chi-City,” and "Chi-town." The city is a significant port for both domestic and international trade. Chicago contains the headquarters of numerous corporations and is an important wholesale market for grain, machine tools, produce, fish, and flowers. A resident of Chicago is referred to as a Chicagoan.

Chicago is also home to many professional sports teams: the Chicago Cubs baseball team plays at Wrigley Field; the Chicago White Sox baseball team, at Comiskey Park; the Chicago Bears football team, at Soldier Field; and the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey and Chicago Bulls basketball teams, at the United Center, a new facility that opened in 1994. Chicago ranks as one of the nation's finest restaurant towns. Here you'll find innovative hot spots, lovingly maintained traditional establishments, and everything in between. There are simply too many restaurants in Chicago.

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Entertainment & Amusement Guide - Chicago, IL

Beautiful ancient monuments as well as modern architecture define the Chicago landscape. Places of entertainment & amusement in Chicago are listed as under:

Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs, it is America's oldest, smallest and most-loved ballparks. Hotels located close to Wrigley Field are the Park View Hotel and the Eugenie Terrace which are also listed with the DowntownHotels site.

Tribune Tower: The striking feature of this monument are the exterior collection of stones from famous structures like the Notre Dame and St. Peter's Basilica to name a few. The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Courtyard Chicago Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown and the Intercontinental Chicago are some of the hotels which are situated near the Tribune Tower.

Chicago Cultural Center: This wonderful architectural masterpiece is known for its exquisite Tiffany mosaics. The Chicago Cultural Center was formerly the site of the Chicago Public Library and is located in the heart of downtown Chicago with hotels such as the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Renaissance Chicago Downtown and The Westin Chicago River North, situated at a walking distance.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Built in 1868, this is one of the last of America's free-admission zoos. Spread across 35 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens, it is one of the most visited places by children and adults alike.

Amazing Tourist Places in Chicago, IL

Some such amazing places in Chicago are:

Navy Pier: One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions, these 50 acres of park and garden has shops, cultural attractions and above all a 150 foot Ferris Wheel. Some of the renowned hotels located near this popular attraction are the W Chicago Lakeshore, Embassy Suites Downtown Lakeshore and the Doubletree Chicago Magnificient Mile hotel.

Chinatown: An exclusive neighborhood comprising of Chinese population is a perfect spot to indulge in authentic Chinese delicacies and other Chinese art. A stay at one of the downtown hotels near Chinatown provides an ideal location to enjoy all that this unique neighborhood has to offer. Hotels such as the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the Best Western Grant Park Hotel and the Chicago Essex Inn.

Millennium Park: Covering more than 24 acres of prime real estate, the Millennium Park in Chicago features a ice skating rink, music & dance theatre, a pavilion and gardens. Hotels located close to this landmark are the University Club of Chicago, Oakwood at Millennium Park Plaza and the Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago, to name a few.

Water Tower: Built in the year 1869 the Water Tower of Chicago is the second oldest water tower in the United States. Also serving as one of the city's Official Visitor's Center of the Chicago Office of Tourism, this historic Water Tower has now been converted into a photo gallery comprising of city photographs. The Avenue Hotel Chicago, Courtyard Marriott Magnificient Mile, Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown are some of the hotels listed with DowntownHotels site and located in the vicinity of this popular tourist attraction.

History & Culture - Chicago, IL

The city of Chicago, IL has a rich past which is defined by the various monuments, places and sites. Some of the historic sites and cultural events are:

John Hancock Center & Observatory: Built in 1969 this is the third tallest building in Chicago, the observatory on the 94th floor provides a panoramic view of the city of Chicago. Hotels such as the Seneca Hotel & Suites, Raffaello Hotel Chicago and the Hilton Suites Chicago are some of the best downtown hotels located close to this historic monument.

Art Institute of Chicago: Located in the Grant Park area of the city, the Art Institute of Chicago is a fine art museum and boasts of some of the most exquisite impressionist and post-impressionist collections. Hotels located close to this place are the Hilton The Drake Chicago, The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago and the Residence Inn Marriott Downtown to name a few.

Garfield Park Conservatory: Occupying more than 4 acres of glass covered space, it exhibits some of the most exotic species of plants from around the world.

Oriental Institute Museum: Established in 1919 the Oriental Institute Museum is housed in a Art Deco and Gothic styled building and has exhibits from all over the world. Some of best hotels are located closeby which include the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Best Western Grant Park Hotel.

We at offer some of the best hotels and accommodations in the city of Chicago, IL along with attractive deals and packages. Bookings for any of the downtown hotels listed with us is made simple with the online reservation system which guarantees a safe and hassle free way to book your choice of accommodation.

Best Parks, Golf Courses & Water Sports - Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL being one of the largest cities in the United States has some of the biggest nature parks, gardens and landscaped places ideal for outdoor sports, jogging, strolling or just relaxation. Some such places in Chicago are:

Oak Street Beach: One of the most popular tourist places in the city of Chicago which offers an ideal place for skaters, bikers, sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts. Hotels & accommodations located close to the Oak Street Beach are the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Raffaello Hotel Chicago and the Residence Inn Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Harborside International Golf Center: A golf course with an interesting history. This golf course was actually built on top of construction refuse and is now one of the most spectacular golf courses which also provides an amazing view of the Chicago skyline. DowntownHotels site offers great deals and packages on hotels such as the Hotel Felix Chicago and the Amalfi Hotel Chicago which are located minutes away from this popular outdoor recreation center.

The East Bank Club: Tourists looking for tennis, swimming, golf and yoga can enjoy all these along with added amenities such as a spa, salon and a children's center at the The East Bank Club. Accommodations situated just next to The East Bank Club are the Courtyard Chicago Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown and the Hampton Inn Suites Chicago Downtown to name a few.

Indiana Sand Dunes National Park: This ecosystem is probably one of the best places to enjoy pristine beaches and some of the exotic species of flora & fauna. This place is also best suited for water sport enthusiasts with a water park situated just outside the park area. Hotels located a few minutes drive from this destination are Hotel Felix Chicago and the Amalfi Hotel Chicago.