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Average Flight Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Departing from: Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Arriving at: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
When you think of the City of the Big Shoulders, there’s a good chance you picture the iconic skyline. When you visit Chicago, you can take in the view by land or sea (or, more accurately, lake or river) with popular tours, or you can view the skyline from within it. The Chicago Skydeck Ledge lets you step four feet out from the building, placing you 1,353 feet above the busy streets of downtown Chicago. If your nerves don’t take your breath away, the view sure will.
There’s more to see in Chicago than the skyline, of course. Museum fans are in for a treat and should consider a trip to one of the several that the city boasts. The Art Institute, the Field Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Writers Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry are all conveniently located near the Loop (what locals call the city’s downtown); the Chicago History Museum is further north, but should not be missed for true lovers of the town. More interested in flora and fauna than man-made masterpieces? Chicago boasts the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo inside city limits, Brookfield Zoo in the western suburbs, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens in the northern suburbs. The latter two are easily accessible via Metra train.
The real charm of the city, though, is visible in and amongst the neighborhoods. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, comprised of 77 designated community areas. Hop on a CTA bus or ‘L’ train and get exploring. Find yourself in a corner bar and try a Chicago Handshake. Stumble upon a pizza joint and have yourself a slice (deep dish or thin crust, it’s up to you). Treat yourself to ethnically diverse food, cultural centers and celebrations, and landmarks dotted across the city. It’s all yours to explore after you deplane at Midway.
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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
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