To get to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) from the downtown area, the most convenient option is the Smart Bus using route 125. It is possible to drive or take a taxi however depending on the time of day; it often takes around 30 minutes to get to the airport from downtown.
Typical flight times are about 48 minutes to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Using the CTA, Metra Rail or the Pace Suburban Bus, you take advantage of public transportation and gain access to a variety of locations throughout the city including in the Chicago suburbs.
Attractions and tips
Millennium Park offers access to the lake as well as a music pavilion for concerts, ice-skating and even a Ferris wheel. The park is conveniently located downtown.
For an iconic look at Chicago, check out Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean. This open-air sculpture is unique and provides a great photo opportunity. Head inside to the Art Institute of Chicago and past the two bronze lions at the door to take in art from around the world, including its trademark American gothic pieces.
Despite being referred to as the Windy City, Chicago doesn’t have too much wind. Instead, expect the summer to be hot and humid and the winters to be snowy and cold. The spring and fall tend to be on the milder end of the spectrum.