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Planning A Trip To Chicago

Chicago is the premier centre of the Midwest United States. Sitting on the edge of Lake Michigan, Chicago has been an important commercial centre for two hundred years. It is a cultural and artistic hotbed, and has long been a city of innovation. Summer in Chicago is full of festivals and events that you won't want to miss. United Airlines is based in Chicago, and flies from major Canadian cities several times a day which makes it a great airline to use when making your plans for a trip to Chicago.

There are many things to see and do in Chicago. Grant Park, situated on the edge of the Lake, and venue of the 1890 World's Fair, is a site in itself, but also home to the Museum of Science and Industry, where you can enter a submarine, see dinosaur bones and discover what scientists are inventing for the future. The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere, and there is something to fascinate anyone from four to ninety-four.

Another unique Chicago experience is a tour of houses built by Frank Lloyd Wright. These are located throughout the city, with many in the suburb of Oak Park. They have weathered the test of time, and are lovely to look at and admire how they still feel livable and fit with their environment. Maps are available for a driving tour of the houses.

Chicago has moved way beyond bland Midwestern in its cuisine. There are restaurants with top-rated chefs available in many price ranges, and you can spend your entire visit trying out new dishes. Of course, you can also enjoy Chicago style pizza, prepared deep dish and cheesy is a popular favourite. Hot dogs are also served in a Chicago style, on a poppy seed bun with yellow mustard, chopped onions, tomato, hot peppers and sweet pickle relish. That is the tradition, and is kept alive at many venues across the city. As well, you won't want to miss a game while you're there. Chicago is a city that loves its sports, whether it's the Bears or White Sox, the Cubs or Blackhawks, the fans are passionate and attending a game with the hometown crowd is thrilling.

Check out flights on United Airlines to Chicago at an online discount travel site. These sites will search according to your dates and schedule, so you can compare many airlines and schedules to find the trip that meets your needs. One advantage of booking through an online discount travel site is that they can combine airlines for the departure and return, offering more choices for you. Another advantage is that many offer price drop protection, or low-price guarantees, so you can be sure you are booking the best fare available. If the fare drops before departure for the itinerary you have booked, you will be credited with the difference. Sites offering lowest price protection will match a lower price on another site, and sometimes offer a bonus credit. For the best travel deals, check out online discount travel sites.

By: Lisa Steinway