Chicago, the third largest city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles , is the home of blues and true jazz. It has the spirit of comedy and a skyscraper body. Here, the age of the railways found its capital, and that of the planes seems to have followed its example. Humble butchers of pigs but devoted loyal to progress - as the great poet Carl Sandburg expressed - Chicago is one of the great cities of the world, but the metropolitan luxuries of the theater, the glitzy shops and restaurants have little against the traditional Midwest friendly atmosphere .
Chicago is a swaggering city, but without the grumpiness or false smiles you find in other cities of its size. Midwestern hub, Chicago is easy to find - its picturesque horizons between a pleasant Michigan shore and a skyline full of skyscrapers soon introduce the city with world-class museums in both art and science, without count the miles of sandy beaches, the huge parks and the art strewn in the streets.
With an endless wealth of iconic places and neighborhoods to explore, there is enough to fill a visit of days, weeks or even months, without ever being able to be satiated.
If you come here in the winter, dress up heavy and get ready for long walks and great journeys by metro and bus. Chicago can be understood only on the move with - as someone has said about her "the pride of tired feet and the eyes raised once more towards the sky".
O'Hare International Airport ( IATA: ORD ), O'Hare Avenue 10000 W, The airport is about 27 km from the center of Chicago. Built during the Second World War, today O'Hare Airport is the main hub for the United Airlines airline, which has its registered office right in the center of Chicago, and is also the second major hub for American Airlines. From here depart and arrive about 2500 flights a day. This airport, to the detriment of its size (it is among the largest in the world), has the sad reputation of having the record in America for delays and cancellations. Often travelers are forced to get stuck there, far enough from the city, and as a result in its area have sprung up numerous hotels, clubs and restaurants.
Midway Airport ( IATA: MDW ), Cicero Avenue 5700, . The airport is used predominantly by low-cost airlines and in particular it is a hub for Southwest Airlines. Most flights departing and arriving here are domestic to the United States of America. Its advantage is the proximity to the city center (15 km) but if you arrive late at night, there are many hotels nearby.
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Current conditions for Chicago, (CHI), US (-0.95°/-80.68°)
Altitude: 42.65ft / 13m
Temperature: 84.2 °F / 29 °C
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