Agent Tools & Info - Chicago

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - 15 hours behind AEST, observes daylight savings (March - November)

Seasons - Continental Climate (warm summers and very cold, snowy winters).
Summer: June - August
Autumn: September - November
Winter: November - March
Spring: March - May

Peak Travel Seasons - May, September & October

Key Booking Period - January, February & August

Average Length of Stay - 3 nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa Waiver (ESTA) required for stays under 90 days

Events to note - St Patrick's Day (Feb), Lollapalooza (March),

Key Airlines - Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Delta

Top Selling Hotels
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Hilton Chicago

INSIDER'S TIPS

Modeled after the New York City High Line, the 606 urban hiking trail is a 2.7 mile elevated pathway that runs through iconic Chicago neighbourhoods with a number of cool bars and restaurants along the way.

Malort is a cultural phenomen in Chicago, a wormwood-based Swedish-style liquor that is well known for it's extremely bitter taste. A must-do when you're in one of the cities many dive bars