When to go to Chicago
Peak Season: June to SeptemberSummers in the city are akin to urban nirvana as long as you don’t mind jacked-up room prices, long lines, and high humidity in July and August.
Off Season: January to MarchNow is your chance to grab a cheap room at a luxury hotel, as only thrill seekers and the extremely budget conscious seek out brutal Chicago winters.
Sweet Spot: April to May; October to DecemberModerate springtime temps and the romance of autumn and the holiday season serve as the perfect backdrop for itinerant exploring and chilling out.
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Avoid refueling your rental car at gas stations too close the airport. You'll find better gas prices a few exits away and still be able to return the car with a full tank.
Christine Wei Assistant Editor
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