Chicago is known as the great city of the big shoulders. It is large enough to hold all visitors with plenty of interesting things to do and see. Chicago is also warm enough to offer its many Wimdu international guests plenty of apartments and bed and breakfast opportunities. The city is well-known for its fabulous architecture, including skyscrapers and even their brick bungalows that influenced buildings throughout the country. Walking architecture tours are available to make visitors aware of the works of intriguing architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, and Mies van der Rohe. Teeming with activity, the Art Institute, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Natural History Museum each provide beautiful experiences that can't be forgotten. In Downtown Chicago lies the great Millennium Park featuring a band shell and the fabulous oval Cloud Gate Sculpture where you can see yourself. Restaurants are large and plentiful in Hyde Park and Lincoln Park. Chicago is a city of jazz and blues and impressive theater. It's a city of people working and building and enjoying life.
Fun Facts about Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside the Louvre in Paris.
The first Blood Bank ever in the United States was created in Chicago in 1937
Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo -- one of the world's last free zoos
Chicago is home to the world's largest population of Poles outside of Warsaw.
The first car race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The length of the track ran from Chicago to nearby suburban Evanston.
Find a vacation rental in Chicago with Wimdu
There are many bed & breakfast in Chicago all ready to project a famous Mid-Western welcome. Wimdu lists an array of b&b opportunities. A bed and breakfast in Chicago can be found in some of the coolest areas of the city but at a fraction of the price of the hotels that surround it. Wimdu finds you the best and most authentic Chicago apartments or bed and breakfasts so that you can experience how a real local would live in the city. Check out a layout of our map of the city and you will find Chicago bed & breakfast offers the areas that interest you the most. A bed and breakfast in Chicago listed with Wimdu, is the best and most affordable option for a stay right in the heart of the city. Whether you want a private room in a large apartment or an entire Chicago apartment for all your friends to enjoy, Wimdu is on hand to solve your vacation rental needs. For business travelers we offer many studio apartments in Chicago’s financial district. Not only are you closer, but you save money and have access to all the usual household amenities.
Getting around Chigago
Even if you are an avid walker, Chicago is a sprawling city and you sometimes may need a little help. Fortunately, it has a huge mass transit system with buses, elevated trains and subways, along with abundant cabs/taxis and limousine services. Use these links and resources to help guide you in getting around Chicago. It’s a magical city to walk with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago's address grid system. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. So an address of 3600 North Clark means that it is 36 blocks north of Madison.
Accommodation and Apartments in Granada
For a long time, foodies wrote off Chicago as a top culinary destination. These days, after numerous awards and some of the worlds most amazing restaurant establishing in the Windy City, Chicago is fast gaining a reputation. From legendary deep-dish pizzas to whimsical molecular gastronomy appearing on chef's haute tasting menus, from locavarian farm-to-table salads to BBQ ribs so juicy you'll need a bib to catch the drippings, Chicago serves up a plateful. Generations of immigrants from around the globe have only added to all the home-grown flavors, which you'll realize as you bite into say, sugar-dusted Swedish pastries, spicy Vietnamese pho or Mexican enchiladas painted with rich, savory mole sauce. With so many choices