Chicago O’Hare International Airport Car Rental
Chicago Airport was built during the last years of the Second World War as a test site for the Douglas C-54; right after the end of the war the production of the carriers moved to the East coast, but the airport remained active and has been opened to the passengers traffic since 1955.
Nowadays, Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the main hub for the United Airlines, which has its seat in the city centre and a second hub exclusively dedicated to American Airlines.
The airport has in total 4 terminals with 192 gates: terminal 1 is of exclusive pertinence of the internal state and federal flights by United Airlines, terminal 2 serves, instead, the air carriers of Air Canada, US Airways and Delta Air Lines and some flights by United Express. Terminal 3, then, is almost entirely dedicated to American Airlines and American Eagle.
It is about 27 km far from the city centre and the way is covered approximately in 40 minutes. The best choice to discover Chicago is to book in advance a rental car on the website of RentalUp and to pick it up, then, once arrived in Chicago Airport.
At that point, you can get to the city driving along the shortest way, that is the I-90 West, which leads to various points of Chicago and is toll-free, while the combination I-290 West and I-294 North (convenient if you have to reach the West zone of the city), requires a toll along the I-294 N.
Chicago: points of interest
The main attraction in Chicago is the Lake Michigan, which offers great amusements, from the boat trips to the bathing in summertime, to long walks among bars and clubs.
Having at your own disposal the car rental service atChicago Airport, you can freely move towards the other points of interest, such as the palace called The Rookery Building, rare example of commercial architecture dating back to the end of the XIX century; in addition to shopping, within it you can join one of the many guided tours.
In the city, moreover, every kind of events are organised every month of the year, but the main place to be visited is the West Loop district, where you can meet the most varied trends, concerning both food and society, and where you can spend the night in a different and funny way.
Chicago: art and culture
If you visit Chicago, taking advantage of the car rental at Chicago Airport, a fundamental stage to discover its art and culture is the Art Institute of Chicago, the second biggest art museum in the USA, with its traditional building dating back to the end of the XIX century, connected by a bridge to the new wing by Renzo Piano, built in 2009.
Inside, various types of arts, such as the African, Arabian, Antique, Byzantine and Native American ones are exhibited, in addition to, for example, Photography, History of Weapons and Armor, and Tissue and Clothes.
Thanks to the car rental at Chicago Airport, another interesting place to be reached is the Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park, where you can admire a German U-Boot of the Second World War and the Apollo 8.
Nature lovers will have the possibility to visit also the Lincoln park Zoo, that is one of the most interesting places for the children of Chicago or who visit the city with their parents. This zoologic park is fairly extensive and allows you to live an unforgettable experience, not only for the opportunity to come face to face with majestic animals like the lions, but also for the close contact with nature.