Chicago has always been an epicenter of innovation. The first skyscrapers rose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire, the first cell phone was invented here, and the first televised political debate was broadcast from Chicago. Add in world-class museums and restaurants, and you'll find endless reasons to visit Chicago.
Chicago travel is a year-round pleasure. Summer and fall are the most popular seasons to enjoy the 14-mile lakefront locals lovingly call their “front yard.” To experience the city’s, museums, restaurants, and vibrant theater scene with smaller crowds and lower hotel rates, visit Chicago in winter or spring.