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Book top-rated Chicago tours and attraction tickets at the best prices on isango and grab the best deals and discounts. With an abundance of world-class museums, shopping districts, vibrant nightlife and tourist attractions, there’s no end to how much you can discover and experience in the charming city of Chicago. Visit attractions like the Millennium Park, Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, the Magnificent Mile, and Garfield Park Conservatory. Book an architecture river cruise, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, guided sightseeing tours, super saver attraction passes and a city minibus tour to discover the best of the city at pocket-friendly rates. Check out tour packages and combos by verified and handpicked tour operators and enjoy the top things to do in Chicago for a dream vacation!
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Our tips for Chicago

Maxwell Street Market: Visit on a Sunday for some bargain shopping and to savor authentic Mexican cuisine at affordable prices. Have your fill of tacos, homemade tortillas, quesadillas, gorditas, and horchatas. A visit to this market is a long-standing Sunday tradition. Free attractions: Save money on Chicago sightseeing by visiting popular attractions like the zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory. The zoo is free every day. Drop by the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ryan Education Center with your little ones for many free kid-friendly activities. Attraction passes: Get an attraction pass like the Chicago CityPASS or the Go Chicago Explorer Pass to save BIG on admission to attractions as well as tours, cruises and other fun activities.

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Best time to visit
The city is an absolute delight to visit throughout the year, but if you prefer a more moderate temperature, the best time to visit Chicago is October and early November. April and May are also good options, although it is advisable to book your tours and tickets well in advance as the popular experiences might get sold out.
Getting around
There are options aplenty when it comes to getting around Chicago. The L trains (covering 145 stations around town) are cheap and easy to use and the buses keep Chicago well-connected. Sections of the city can be explored on walking tours and there’s a bike share system that’s always there if you want to grab a set of wheels.
Stay Safe
Chicago’s gang violence has made headlines in recent years. But, don’t worry. You’ll be quite safe if you remember our following safety tips:
  • Spike Lee directed a film called Chi-Raq, depicting Chicago’s warlike violence on the south side. Avoid these neighborhoods at all costs. Tourist areas are usually rather safe.
  • Common crimes near tourist areas are pickpocketing, smartphone snatching, and gambling scams, such as Three-card Monte. Avoid gathering crowds and secure your valuables in your front pocket or money wallet.
  • Plan your travel route for a Chicago day trip ahead of time, have your ticket/passes ready, and try to appear confident and purposeful so as to avoid the attention of would be pickpocketers.
Money saving tips
A trip to the Windy City can be expensive. If you’re a budget traveler, there are some basic ways in which you can stay within your budget. Instead of hotels, consider options like Couchsurfing, Airbnb and hostels. Chicago restaurants are pricey and can burn a hole in your pocket. Save on food by shopping at the street markets, packing picnic lunches, grabbing budget meals at food trucks and availing happy hour offers. When it comes to sightseeing, use the free trolleys that run from the Art Institute of Chicago to Navy Pier and cover a number of famous Chicago attractions.
Did you know?
Fun Chicago facts to impress your fellow travelers with! Spray paint was invented in Chicago: This artistic substance was invented by Chicago paint salesman Ed Seymour and is now used to enliven walls and public spaces. World’s first all-color TV station: Chicago’s own NBC 5 Chicago/WMAQ television station became the first all-color station in the world on April 15, 1956. Willis Tower: On a clear day, you can take in breathtaking views of four states from the Skydeck of Willis Tower: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Green river: Every year the Chicago River is dyed green for St Patrick’s Day.

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