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About Chicago

The City of Chicago is one of the leading cities of the United States of America. Located in the county of Cook and the state of Illinois, it is one of the most visited cities of the world. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the city is the international hub of for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications and transport. It lies in the central east of the US and houses more than 2,700,000 people and is known to be the third most populous city of US and the third largest metropolitan area in the world by land area.

The area was first known as “Checagou” in the fourth quarter of the 17th century. Later, the name changed to Chicagou by 1688, and so on. It has the nicknames of Windy City, Chi Town, Second City, City of Big Shoulders, and many more. The earliest settlements in the region were known to be the inhabitants of Algonquian people including Mascouten and Miami. Whereas, the first non-native settlement was that of Jean Baptiste Point du Stable, who was known to be the founder of the city of Chicago, by the end of the 18th century. He built a farm at the mouth of the Chicago River and stayed till the start of 19th century.

What the City Offers Today

In 2013, Chicago was said to be one of the “Top Ten Cities in the United States of America” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. The city receives more than 50 million of domestic leisure travelers, 11 million of domestic business travelers, 1 million of overseas visitors. The city is known for its shopping variety, restaurants featuring every cuisine of the world, luxurious conventional buildings, skyscrapers, intriguing and exotically beautiful museums, several nerve-calming parks with amusements, monuments of uniqueness and art, informative yet amusing aquariums, children friendly zoos, viewing decks with the most splendid view of the entire city and so much more.

CuddlyNest Ensuring Your Comfort in The City

With so much on the list, all you want to do is to fly to this conventional heaven on Earth and get things off your bucket list. But the most important thing about planning a trip or vacation is thinking about the accommodation. You don’t want to end up in a motel with clumsy service and rusty interior. Thus, CuddlyNest brings you a diverse range of options to choose from; a villa, an apartment, a cabin in the woods, a lake viewing bedroom, a forest viewing balcony and so much more. You can always choose between our options as per your requirements. Our rentals offer facilities like spacious parking, best furniture, mesmerizing views, Internet connectivity, a garden and so on. Seems dreamy? Check our website, book a rental under economical price tags and live your vacations to the full.

Travelling to Chicago

Chicago is home to the second-busiest airport measured by airline operations. The airport of Chicago is named “O’Hare International Airport”. There is another airport in on the northwest side of Chicago named “Midway International Airport”. Apart from this, another way to land in Chicago is using the Port of Chicago, or Illinois International Port District (aka Chicago Regional Port District). You can get a cruise or ferry to the ports and reach directly to your rentals of CuddlyNest to unburden your stuff and rest a bit. After a bit of rest, you can take on the city afterwards.

Museums of Chicago

Chicago is a city that promotes history, art and information. The city is home to several museums dedicated to art, science, astronomy, marine life, Egyptian history, telecommunications, literature, architecture, and even industry. The most famous is the Museum Campus, that is a park alongside Lake Michigan. The campus is home to three of the renowned museums of the city; Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum of Natural History. The list of some of the renowned museums of the city are mentioned below:

  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • University of Chicago Oriental Institute
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Driehaus Museum
  • DuStable Museum of African American History
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Polish Museum of America
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • Pritzker Military Library
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry

 

Parks and Zoos of Chicago

Chicago is home to several nature reserves, parks, and zoos. One of the largest of them all is the Brookfield Zoo which inhabits 2000+ animals and represents over 200 species. These parks and zoos are family-friendly and are a fun to people of all age. The parks give you the opportunity to indulge in sports like hiking, biking, or have a quality time with your family. There are special trails for bikes or bicycles in these parks which allow you to bike with safety and avoid accidents. Apart from all this, there are several golf courses, arboreta, gardens and so much more. The list of parks, nature reserves and zoos at Chicago is mentioned below:

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Lurie Garden
  • Lakefront Trail
  • Maggie Daley Park
  • Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Grant Park
  • Chicago Riverwalk
  • Millennium Park

 

Festivals of Chicago

Chicago hosts more than 4000 festivals in its neighborhoods. These festivals celebrate the traditions, entertainment and cuisines of different neighborhoods of the city. Other festivals celebrate music or food and are usually held in Grant or Millennium Parks. They feature world’s top-most artists and are fun for all. Some of these festivals are listed below:

  • Chicago Blues Festival
  • Chicago Food Truck Festival
  • Chicago Gospel Music Festival
  • Taste of Chicago
  • Chicago Jazz Festival
  • Chicago Country Music Festival
  • Chicago Summerdance
  • World Music Festival Chicago

 

Climate of Chicago

Chicago has a rather wet climate with almost 6 to 7 days of rain monthly around the year. The temperature does not exceed from 28º C or decrease from -4º C. The months with the least temperature are January and December and the months with the highest temperature at July and August. But no matter what the climate, CuddlyNest has got what you want to keep you warm in the winters and to facilitate the coolness in summers.

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