For an immersion experience in Chinese culture, just take the Red line train to Cermak stop and dive into Chinatown. Enter through Chinatown gate, pay respects to the ancestors at Buddhist Enlightenment Temple, dine on dim sum at Phoenix Restaurant, and use an abacus to count the tiled dragons on the falsely modest Nine Dragon Wall (hint: there are more than 500). For a taste of Italy in the heart of Chinatown, try the pies at Connie's Pizza or enjoy pasta and jukebox opera at Bertucci's Corner. Nearby, catch White Sox baseball games at U.S. Cellular Field.
Getting Around Chicago
The best way to get around Chicago is on the elevated "L" train. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line "L" runs from Midway to downtown Chicago from 4:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day. Fare starts at $2.25. The Blue Line "L" runs from O'Hare to downtown Chicago 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Most CTA "L" lines run from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. every day.
Nearby Airports
  • Midway International Airport-MDW
  • O'Hare International Airport-ORD
Airport Taxis
  • $30 (from Midway) $40 (from O'Hare)
Things to Do and See Near Chinatown
  • Navy Pier
  • Willis Tower
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Wrigley Field
  • Chicago Theater
  • Lincoln Park
  • Michigan Avenue
  • Millennium Park
  • Cloud Gate
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Holy Name Cathedral
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • John Hancock Center
  • United Center
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Millennium Park
  • Northwestern University