Several major airlines offer nonstop flights from Logan to O’Hare International, including American, United, US Airways, Southwest, JetBlue, and Spirit.
Where to stay
Radisson Blu Aqua
221 North Columbus Drive
You’ll find amenities galore at this sleek, contemporary hotel in the heart of downtown. The outdoor terrace with a pool, running track, gardens, fireplace and several seating areas is one of a kind in Chicago. There’s a large fitness room and indoor pool too, and onsite bar and restaurant. Doubles about $159-$299.
Visitor Information Center
Chicago Cultural Center
77 East Randolph St.
CityPASS (www.citypass.com/chicago, adults $89, children ages 3-11 $79) gets admission to five attractions: Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry or John Hancock Observatory, and Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago.