Chicago Tourist Information
Chicago's climate is somewhat extreme, with very hot summers and freezing cold winters, its lakeside setting only adding some humidity to the atmosphere. Chicago's seasons are very distinct. Spring is short with moderate temperatures and frosty nights. Chicago enjoys hot, sunny and humid summers which last from June to the end of September. Evenings are cool with breezes blowing in from Lake Michigan. Autumn in Chicago is a lovely time of year and an excellent time to visit. The air is cool and crisp, with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Winters are icy and prone to bitterly cold winds. There is plenty of rain and often snow.
The currency in Chicago is the US Dollar, written as USD or $.
Chicago Local Time
GMT - 6 hours ie. 6 hours behind the time in London.
Chicago Flight Time from London
Flights to Chicago from London take approximately 8 hours.
Getting Around in Chicago
The famous El (elevated) train serves the city, and provides some excellent views of buildings as you move around, although the main attractions are fairly close together and so are easy to reach on foot. Car hire in Chicago is a great idea for those wishing to explore the areas around the city, and perfect for driving up to the National Park and Lake Michigan.