Trip to Chicago
Top 5 things to do on a Chicago trip
- Visit Navy Pier
- Explore Millennium Park
- See the exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago
- Check out Shedd Aquarium
- Shop along the Magnificent Mile
There’s much more to Chicago than the wind.
A Chicago trip provides a historic backdrop of a modern city with plenty to see and do within walking distance.
One of the most beautiful cities in the U.S., Chicago is littered with historical sights and tours.
If you’ve never been to Chicago, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from Navy Pier to the Magnificent Mile.
Throughout Chicago you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, be stunned by the sculptural works in Millennium Park, have the very tough decision of choosing where to eat, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Chicago trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Chicago
Our bus to Chicago takes you Van Buren Street between South Canal and Clinton Street.
A few of our most popular routes in Chicago include:
- Indianapolis to Chicago Bus
- Madison to Chicago Bus
- Detroit to Chicago Bus
- Milwaukee to Chicago Bus
- St. Louis to Chicago Bus
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Chicago trip will be a breeze. Many of Chicago’s downtown attractions are within walking distance, weather and wind permitting.
Take advantage of Chicago’s public transportation via the CTA.
Taxis and ride shares are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Chicago
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Chicago is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Chicago trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Chicago would be the Langham or the Peninsula, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Carlton Inn Midway, Ohio House Motel, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Chicago.
Nightlife in Chicago
Shake off your Chicago blues because by night the city comes alive.
Whether you’re seeking bars, dives, or clubs, there are countless nightlife options on your trip to Chicago.
If you’re looking for cocktails, look no further than the Remedy in Bucktown. Offering plenty of craft cocktails and a great happy hour, it’s a local favorite.
Make sure to check out The Rec Room if you’re looking for a lively neighborhood bar with beer, cocktails, and music. Many locals flock here for its 90’s basement vibe, music, drinks, and space to dance.
For live music fans, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding venue to round out your Chicago trip.
Where to shop on your Chicago trip
Whether you’re looking to find the best deep dish pie in town or seeking retail therapy, Chicago will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
No shopping trip in Chicago would be complete without visiting the Magnificent Mile.Offering over 460 retailers, you’ll find all of the big name brand department stores, retailers, luxury shops, indoor malls and more.
Best free things to do in Chicago
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Millennium Park
- Chicago Blues Festival (in June)
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Chicago trip.
Many of the outdoor attractions and sculptural displays cost you nothing.
There are plenty of free walking tours available allowing you to access this all of the beauty and history of Chicago.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Chicago by walking along the Magnificent Mile, where it will often be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Chicago
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Chicago trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because Megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Chicago, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Chicago, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Chicago trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Chicago trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Chicago.
On your Chicago trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.
So if you’re planning on taking a Chicago trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.