Passengers flying from Baltimore to Chicago can look forward to a visit full of Midwest culture and delicious food. The Windy City may be known for its extreme weather, but it also has a rich cultural heritage which travelers can explore throughout the city's many neighborhoods.
Visitors can check out renowned blues concerts and comedy shows, on top of sampling some famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza. If you are a fan of the water, explore Navy Pier, or take a walk along beautiful Lake Michigan.
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. This puts visitors a 25-minute drive away from the city. The best way to travel is with a rental car, which will allow you to make your own schedule while in town, rather than relying on public transportation.
For visitors who are interested in exploring the area around the airport, before heading into the city; try Schiller Woods, five miles east of ORD, located in the wetlands along the Des Plaines River. If nature isn't your thing, check out Brunswick Zone, which is just eight miles from the airport. This entertainment complex has bowling lanes, billiard tables and a restaurant.
Hints and Tips
Most flights between Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI) and O'Hare International Airport (ORD) are nonstop and last a little over two hours. When arriving, do keep in mind that ORD is one of the world's busiest airports, so give yourself plenty of time to get into the city.