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Where to start in the great city of Chicago? The start of the Mother Road, the hub of the Midwest, and the third largest city in the country, Chicago is just teeming with activity and attractions for residents, frequent visitors, and first timers alike.

Set on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, the Windy City features unmatched attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago, The Bean, and the famed Willis Tower.

Where to start in one of the greatest cities in the world? Explore the Shedd Aquarium and the Navy Pier, or check out the stunning Chicago Water Tower. Venture through Lincoln Park Zoo or Grant Park, or check out festivities like the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, and the Chicago Marathon.

Attention superfans! You obviously need to see Wrigley Field (MLB's Chicago Cubs), U.S. Cellular Field (MLB's White Sox.), Soldier Field (NFL's Chicago Bears), and United Center (NBA's Chicago Bulls).

Once you’ve seen Chicago – or as much of it as you could – start your adventure down Route 66 with a photo of the "Begin Route 66 Sign" along East Adams Street.

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Best Western PLUS River North Hotel
125 W. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654-7168
(312) 467-0800
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
1100 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-2301
(312) 922-2900
Best Western PLUS Hawthorne Terrace
3434 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657-2516
(773) 244-3434
Best Western Des Plaines Inn
1231 Lee St
Des Plaines
Chicago Airport Area, IL 60018-1512
(847) 297-2100
Fax:(847) 297-7884
Best Western Naperville Inn
1617 N Naperville Wheaton Rd
Chicago Area, IL 60563-1524
(630) 505-0200
Fax:(630) 505-4291
Best Western PLUS Oakbrook Inn
669 Pasquinelli Dr
Chicago Area, IL 60559-1251
(630) 323-1515
Fax:(630) 323-1516
Best Western at O'Hare
10300 W Higgins Rd
Chicago Airport Area, IL 60018-3818
(847) 296-4471
Fax:(847) 296-4958
Best Western PLUS Chicago Hillside
4400 Frontage Rd
Chicago Area, IL 60162-1734
(708) 544-9300
Fax: (708) 544-7600
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