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Chicago (Illinois)

The Windy City.

Chicago (Illinois)

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The Windy City.

Chicago is the major metropolis of America's heartland, with three million people hustling and bustling in the city of skyscrapers that appears to rise straight out of the waters of Lake Michigan, in northern Illinois. Once a gangster's hang-out synonymous with infamous names such as Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde, the 'windy city' today has a squeaky-clean reputation as an international business and commercial capital boasting an eclectic mix of architecture, world-class theatre, art exhibitions, fantastic music and super-enthusiastic sportsmanship.

Chicago emerged as a rough and tough survivor after being destroyed in the Great Fire of 1871, and a huge influx of immigrants from all over the world in the early 20th century brought with them a determined spirit infusing the city with ethnic diversity and the unmistakable sound of Chicago-style blues music. Chicagoans have built a city that is to be reckoned with, boasting soaring skyscrapers like the Sears Tower (one of the tallest in the world); thriving ethnic neighbourhoods; a lakefront business district, the re-energised downtown; unbeatable shopping along the famed Michigan Avenue; and top-class sports teams.
One thing that does not attract visitors to Chicago is the weather, which, because of its geographical location is breezy at best, and freezing and gale-ridden at worst. It is possible to ignore the weather though, especially in summer, when getting caught up in the myriad of things to do, see and experience in this Midwestern metropolis - there are 30 excellent museums alone. 

  • Stroll along the waterfront through gorgeous Millennium Park which was completed in 2004 and covers the area north of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Take in a baseball game at Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, one of America's smallest, oldest, and best-loved ballparks.
  • Visit Chicago's most popular attraction the Art Institute of Chicago
  • See Cloud Gate (better known as "The Bean") in Millennium Park. The way the sculpture reflects the city, sky, and passers-by keeps everyone entertained.
  • For a different view of Illinois take a day trip to Springfield or Rockport.
  • The main downtown thoroughfare Michigan Avenue includes the Magnificent Mile, a stretch full of every store imaginable and several of the city's landmark buildings.
  • Visitors to Chicago's fourth tallest building The John Hancock Observatory can visit the 94th-floor for a spectacular view of the city.

Check out our suggested hotels in Chicago

3* Chicago Essex Inn

3* Doubletree by Hilton Chicago

5* Kimpton Allegro Hotel

4*+ Westin Michigan Avenue

Hotel Burnham

Hotel Monaco

Hotel Palomar

3* Warwick Allerton Hotel

4* The Whitehall Hotel

4* Milenorth Hotel (Formerly Affinia)

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We have featured the largest selection of USA city break destinations available on any Irish website and there is somewhere there for everyone.

We work with all the major Airlines and can book these for you with full flexibility through our in-house systems.

There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

We have just given a brief glimpse of what we can offer you, please feel free to browse more or if there is a destination you would like to know more about call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

There are regular direct flights to Chicago from Ireland with Aer Lingus, American Airlines and United Airlines and numerous connections via the UK or USA.

Average flight time from Ireland to Chicago is 7-8 hours.

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We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.

Many of our airline fares are refundable whereas internet fares are generally non-refundable.


There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

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