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Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Illinois. Chicago's attractions include the Navy Pier, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, and more. Many hotels and restaurants in Chicago offer discounts to AAA and AARP members; discounts for active service military personnel are also available. Coupons and deals are also available from the Chicago visitor's bureau for entertainment, restaurants, and hotels.
|Airport||Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)|
|Alternate airports||Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Gary Indiana Airport (GYY)|
|Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau address||2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616|
|Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau phone||312-567-8500|
|City of Chicago Travel Counselor||1-877-CHICAGO|
Chicago Coupons and Free Offers
- The official Chicago tourism site, Explore Chicago, sometimes has printable coupons for attractions, restaurants, and shopping.
- The Chicago Entertainment Coupon Book is another way to access Chicago discounts and deals. The book can be purchased at local retailers, or for an online discount through the website Entertainment Savings Offers.com. Discounts include dollars off, percentages off, and BOGO deals. Coupon books can be purchased for North, South and West Chicago.
- The Chicago City Pass offers five Chicago area attractions for 50% off the regular price. Attractions offered include the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, the John Hancock Observatory or the Museum of Science & Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago or the Adler Planetarium. The cost of the pass is $59 for children ages 3-11, and $76 for adults when purchased online.
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Chicago Discounts and Deals
- The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau sometimes offers information about Chicago deals and discounts on its website, Choose Chicago.
- The city of Chicago has several e-newsletters that provide information about special events, as well as discounts and special offers. The newsletters are published by the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Cultural Center, Mayor's Press Office, and the Mayor's Press Office.
- Chicago residents 60 and old can receive a SeniorSave discount card at all Chicago Department of Senior Service senior centers, Golden Diner sites, Chicago Fitness Plus classes, and CHA senior buildings. The SeniorSave card provides discounts at Chicago area businesses.
- The official Illinois Tourism site, EnjoyIllinois.com, offers an e-newsletter than contains information on seasonal attractions and deals.
- Six Flags Great America is located just outside the Chicago city limits. Season passes, AAA discounts and local area businesses often have coupons or discounts that lower admission rates to the park.
- During Chicago Restaurant Week in February, 200 Chicago restaurants offer special prix fixe 3 course menus for lunch and dinner. These menus are the same price at all participating restaurants. Lunch is $22, and dinners are offered at $33 and $44.
The city of Chicago is located on Lake Michigan, and was incorporated on March 4, 1837. Over the years, the city has received numerous nicknames, some of which include "The Windy City", "Second City", "The White City", and "City by the Lake." City attractions include the Sears Tower, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brookfield Zoo, and more.