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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Short Trips to The Windy City - Chicago

The Windy City - Chicago
How many of you have ever visited the beautiful city of Chicago? We've been fortunate to visit the windy city several times during the past 25 years. It's a large city in the mid-west with its own unique vibe and culture. A true melting pot in mid-west America.

A lot of times when we travel to the west coast our flight have a layover in Chicago. Sometimes it's only for a few hours and that doesn't allow us much time to explore the city. However, we decided to do something a little bit different a few years ago.
Downtown Busy Streets in Chicago Illinois

Now when we book flights that have layovers in the Windy City, we request an overnight or day and a half layover. We get a hotel or motel near the airport which allows us to conveniently go out and explore a little bit of the city while traveling. Most airlines will accommodate your request if you ask them for a "longer" layover before jumping onto your connecting flight. The last time we were there, we were able to enjoy 28 hours before getting onto our connecting flight to Sacramento.

One of these days we're hoping to spend 4-5 days in Chicago, so that we can really explore what the city has to offer. In the meantime, we'll enjoy the few hours that we do get when traveling and passing through.