Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located about 26 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in Chantilly, Virginia. The airport has its own 16-mile access freeway, which can be reached from I-95 and I-66. Public transit services also have routes stopping at IAD.
Flights from IAD to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) take two hours with no stops. ORD is accessible to the Metra, the “L” train and suburban bus services. O’Hare is located northwest of Chicago between I-294 and I-90, which both connect to the city.
Attractions and tips
Chicago is a huge city, offering professional baseball, Grant Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art and more. Visitors must try the city’s pizza at the top places like Marie’s, Vito & Nick’s, or Coalfire.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is great for families and those seeking outdoor fun. Visitors must stop by Millennium Park to see the famed Bean, a giant mirrored bean sculpture that was the most popular tourist attraction in the entire city of Chicago 2007.
Chicago is known as the Windy City, so a jacket might be nice unless it’s summer. The city’s climate varies significantly, so it is best to check the weather before your trip. Visitors to Chicago can stay in the many upscale Airport Hotels or downtown.