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With more than 50 million people visiting each year, Chicago, Illinois, is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. Known as the Windy City, and famous for its deep dish pizza, the city has close to three million residents.

Whether you are driving from Ontario or flying to the O’Hare International Airport, Chicago offers a unique experience. Regardless of how you choose to travel, making travel insurance coverage part of your trip planning will help you have a stress-free experience.

Tips for travelling to Chicago

Chicago is filled with a diverse collection of tourist attractions. Top attractions include Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park, Willis Tower and the Skydeck, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Michigan Avenue, 360 Chicago and Second City. If you want to do some shopping, make sure you visit the Magnificent Mile. One of the best features of the city is that you can walk to most of these attractions, and there are many guided tours that will take you around.

If you are a sports fan, a stop at the United Center for a Blackhawks or Bulls game is a must during the winter. If you are visiting during the summer, make a stop at the famous Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play.

If you plan to see a number of attractions, pick up a Chicago cityPASS to save money on admission prices. Although the weather is difficult to predict, June, September and October are good times to visit and to avoid the peak tourist season.

Travel insurance for Chicago vacations

Even though Chicago is not that far from home, you still need comprehensive travel insurance for your trip. You never know what could happen, and having access to emergency medical care and travel assistance will give you the peace of mind in knowing you are covered. Blue Cross is there for you 24/7 when you travel. Contact us with any questions and get a free online travel insurance quote now.