When to fly to Chicago
Chicago’s seasons are intense – it’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter – but savvy travellers can always find cheap airline tickets to Chicago.
Summer is between June and August and it is the peak of the festival season in the Chicago area with major events taking place in the parks and neighbourhoods every weekend, in spite of the heat and humidity from the Lake. September can be the most enjoyable and mild month of the year but there's less going on during this period.
January to March is when Chicago is least busy and deals on cheap hotels and flights are usually attainable. However, true to its reputation as the “Windy City”, cold temperatures and brisk winds will make you want to stay inside for most of your visit.
Getting around Chicago
There are plenty of ways to get around Chicago: hop on the ‘L’ (short for elevated train), the city’s subway system, or one of the buses that runs all over the city. For information about fares and routes, check out the website for the Chicago Transit Authority. Traffic is often congested, especially during rush hour, and driving isn’t recommended. Cycling is a popular way to get around and with all of Chicago’s lakefront property, it can be a great way to enjoy the city.