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Summer Travel Destinations | Chicago

With the official start to summer on 21st June, many people are turning their thoughts to summer holiday destinations and travel planning. If you need some travel inspiration for this summer, we’ve been revealing some superb holiday destinations over the last few weeks.

Chicago is located on the banks of Lake Michigan in Illinois, in the mid-west of the United States of America. Summer is the best time to visit Chicago as the city really comes to life again after the cold, long and snow filled winter.

Gorgeous summer weather

Chicago is known by many as the ‘Windy City’, but it actually enjoys some truly wonderful weather during the summer months. Average temperatures during the day are around 29 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for exploring in the sunshine.

Parks and gardens galore

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago has more than 7,000 acres of parks and gardens – more than any other city in the United States of America. This provides visitors and locals with plenty of places to relax away from the buzz of the city. Some of the best parks in Chicago include Lincoln Park, Millennium Park, Washington Park, Jackson Park and Grant Park.

Chicago eats

Chicago is the home of the deep dish pizza, which was reportedly invented at Pizzeria Uno in 1943. Visitors can find the deep dish pizza all across the city and is a must try during a visit here.

Chicago is also home to a multitude of fabulous fine dining restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere special to indulge in some delicious food then try out Sixteen, Alinea, 42 Grams, Grace, Next, Elizabeth or Schwa.

Admire the views

View of Chicago city

For great views of the entire city and out towards Lake Michigan, head to the Chicago Skydeck. This is located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. For the brave, step onto the glass box protruding from the building, some 1,353 feet above the ground. It’s an experience you certainly won’t forget!

Chicago is one of the most popular destinations that Chapman Freeborn charter private jets to and from. We are global aircraft charter specialists with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Contact our expert team today for a personalised aircraft charter quote.