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Chicago. Taking you closer

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Chicago. Taking you closer

Are you ready to explore Chicago? We are bringing destination opportunities directly to you. Fly non-stop from Paris to Chicago daily. Alternatively you can connect through London Heathrow to fly direct up to 4 times daily.

Now is a better time than ever to start ticking some of Chicago's ‘must dos’ off your bucket list. The beauty of this fantastic city is its changing character with the seasons. In autumn we see the beautiful array of warm colours across the turning trees in the city parks, making the city a ‘picture perfect postcard’. With winter the city transforms into a festive wonderland, with ice skating and Christmas parades lining the street. Alternatively during spring and summer we see seasonal inspired outdoor events, from flower shows to The Chicago Blues Festival. There really is something for everyone.

Award winning skyline

Chicago's skyline is beyond breathtaking. For incredible views of the skyline, take your sightseeing to new heights… literally. Stand out on the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago in Willis Tower and find yourself staring over 100 stories straight down. The John Hancock Observatory also offers expansive sights of the city and lake.

Play in the parks

Some of the best places to enjoy Chicago are the city parks. Don't miss your chance for a prime photo op under the "Bean," in Millennium Park. The downtown park also includes the Jay Pritzker Pavilion — a stunning outdoor concert venue designed by Frank Gehry — and Lurie Garden, a five-acre oasis with flowers, step pools and lush vegetation.

Shop magnificently

Walk down The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue and discover hundreds of stores and retailers. Or head to the 12-story Macy's on State Street, one of the largest department stores in the world. Plus Chicago's neighborhoods, like Bucktown/Wicker Park and Lincoln Park, are filled with boutiques and cool vintage shops.

Eat your heart out

Gourmet to casual, Chicago satisfies the stomach and soul. For a true taste of the city, turn to deep-dish pizza at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Chicago, the Chicago-style hot dog at Hot Doug's or an Italian beef sandwich at Al's Beef. Chicago is also one of only three U.S. cities to have its own Michelin Guide. Indulge your taste buds at one of 19 Michelin-rated restaurants or get a great deal at one of the 64 eateries on Michelin's 2013 Bib Gourmand list.

Experience top-notch theatre

With impressive organizations like Broadway in Chicago and the legendary comedy club The Second City, Chicago takes centre stage when it comes to show business. Plus, Chicago is the only city with five regional Tony Award®-winning theaters — Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Victory Gardens Theater.

Game on!

Chicago is a serious sports town with its famous professional sports teams the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls Cubs, Fire, and White Sox.

Wander our world-renowned museums

Chicago is home to more than 40 museums. Meet Sue, the largest, most complete T.rex ever discovered at The Field Museum. Dive into an aquatic spectacle starring beluga whales, dolphins, penguins and sea lions at the Shedd Aquarium. Lay eyes upon buried treasures of African-American artists at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Get swept away by a tornado or see what you will look like in 50 years at the Museum of Science and Industry. Surround yourself with the paintings, sculptures and prints of Pablo Picasso at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A world of opportunity

Our route to Chicago takes you a little closer to the U.S. and beyond by opening up a window of destination opportunities. Learn more about where we can fly you to.

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