Some of you might not consider Chicago an interesting travel destination, but we assure you that you are making a mistake if it is not in your travel plan! In “Windy City,” there are many exciting things to explore and a lot of experiences to enjoy. However, travelers often make some common mistakes when they arrive for the first time here. n this article, we are going to go over them. 

Forgetting to check the weather forecast

Okay, let’s face it – it is one of the first things you should do when planning a trip. At least you should see the weather forecast before packing the clothes for your travel. As simple as this may seem, a lot of people just don’t do it. And when they arrive in Chicago, for instance, they are caught by surprise by the weather. What usually happens is that they spend some time shopping and get the clothes they need from local stores and boutiques. Sure, the local business doesn’t mind But if you don’t want to spend extra money on clothes, check that forecast before you leave home. 

Not booking a hotel

Yes, there are still people that do that. Travelers that are feeling adventurous arrive in the city and then look for a place to stay. There is some logical explanation for this since there are many hotels in Chicago and we are in post-Covid-19 times. However, finding the proper hotel once you have arrived can be difficult and frustrating. In the best-case scenario, you will end up looking around several places for available rooms in your price range. Do yourself a favor – leave the adventures part for some other episode of your journey and book a hotel in advance.

Not looking for a Chicago airport shuttle

A lot of travelers use a plane to get to Chicago. You might land at O’Hare International or Midway International Airport. However, you still need airport transportation to get to the city. Booking an airport shuttle service in advance is the best way to go. We recommend doing that before your arrival – when you book your hotel is a good time to book the services of a professional transportation company for the transfer from the airport to the city. 

The best way to go (and to get a better price) is to use the same service on your way to the airport when you leave Chicago. 

Not researching places to eat and drink

You should always do your research when it comes to potential restaurants, pubs, and bars. Sure, you might as well explore some once you arrive/t is better to know which are the places that have good service, good food, and are in your price range. A lot of people miss out on checking the restaurants and bars in the area they are staying in Chicago and after that regret missing out on some great places. Or the other way around – regret going to some horrible ones.

Don’t leave enough time for sightseeing

When you come to Chicago, you want to plan your stay in a way that gives you the chance to see all the famous landmarks and enjoy the best experiences in the city. Plan your schedule, the place you stay, and the airport transportation in a way that lets you explore Chicago the most. Hop on the architecture river cruise, see the city above from Hancock center and check the gangster’s tours of Chicago. Make sure you don’t leave with regret of not seeing enough of the things you planned to. 

At the end of the day, Chicago is one of the best places you can visit. It is suitable for short trips or longer vacations. The city is vibrant, has a rich history and a lot of places to visit. Explore it and make sure every minute of your stay here is worth it.