Cross off the Windy City from your bucket list for your next luxury vacation. This bustling metropolis boasts an eclectic mix of cultures, stunning architecture, and world-renowned cuisine. Stroll through the famous Millennium Park and take in the breathtaking skyline view. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago to see original works of favorite artists such as Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. For the sports enthusiasts, catch a ball game at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. And don't forget to indulge in some of the city's famous deep-dish pizza or classic Chicago-style hot dogs. With endless entertainment options, Chicago is the perfect destination for those seeking urban adventure and cultural immersion.

Helpful advice for visiting Chicago


When is the best time of year to visit Chicago?

Summer is the peak travel season for Chicago. The city offers a plethora of festivals and city-wide events, such as Lollapalooza, Jazz Music Festival, and Taste of Chicago, to name a few. 

Explore the Chicago River for stunning city views, or embark on an architecture river cruise for a unique perspective. Or take a stroll along Lake Michigan by walking or renting a bike through the city's bike-share program. 

Winter can be pretty cold, but it is one of the most beautiful times to visit. 
Chicago becomes decorated under holiday lights, and many events occur around this time.
Located in the city's heart, Maggie Daley Park is an ideal winter destination that attracts visitors from all over. Its walking distance to the Art Institute and Christkindlemarket offers visitors many activities with a festive holiday vibe. The park's central location makes it a convenient and accessible hotspot for visitors seeking an unforgettable winter experience in the city.

Tourist Attractions of Chicago

If visiting the most popular attractions in Chicago is a priority for you, we highly encourage you to visit these locations:

•    Adler Planetarium
•    Art Institute of Chicago
•    Field Museum of Natural History
•    Museum of Science and Industry 
•    Shedd Aquarium
•    Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
•    360 Chicago Observation Deck – John Hancock Building

Why Choose AXA Travel Insurance for Chicago, Illinois?

AXA is consistently ranked as the most reliable insurance company for a decade. There are several reasons why travelers trust us with their travel insurance plans. Here are some of the major ones:

  • We Offer the Most Comprehensive Travel Coverage

Unlike many other travel policies that just cover emergency medical expenses, and that too for a limited amount, AXA travel insurance plans protect you against everything that could go wrong on your foreign trip. Our travel insurance covers:

✔    Emergency medical expenses due to an illness or accident
✔    Emergency medical repatriation
✔    Non-refundable costs in case of travel interruption
✔    Baggage loss

AXA travel insurance also includes 75% coverage for prepaid, non-refundable amounts in the event of trip cancellation for any reason and 100% coverage for trip cancelation due to illness, bad weather, or any other unforeseen situation.

Ways of Transportation

The Windy City offers one of the best and most affordable public transportation systems in the U.S. 

Throughout the city of Chicago, buses and elevated trains (known as the "L" trains) are operated by the Chicago Transit Authority, also referred to as the CTA. 

You can purchase a CTA card at any train station or even download the city-official Ventra App that offers touchless CTA Transit Passes. 
Don’t overlook public transportation in Chicago, as the CTA offers a convenient and non-expensive way to travel around the city.

Wear comfortable shoes

You’ll usually hear Chicagoans say that a 25-minute walk is nothing. Chicago natives are adjusted to walking to their destinations because everything is relatively within walking distance from each other.

Whether exploring the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, or walking along Lake Shore, you’ll want a comfortable pair of shoes.

Chicago Driving

If you plan to rent a car in Chicago, Illinois - be prepared for midwestern and city drivers. 
These drivers are unique; the speed limit is a suggestion, and drivers are purposefully aggressive. 
Be aware of unsuspecting pedestrians and the plethora of one-way streets in the city. 
We highly recommend getting Collision Damage Waiver coverage because city driving can become hectic. 

Safety in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is generally safe, but like any big city, it's essential to take some precautions.
The city is known for its relatively high average crime rate, but this crime is primarily concentrated in specific neighborhoods on the south side. 
While traveling, be aware of your surroundings, make intelligent decisions about your safety, and use common sense. 

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