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The Chicago skyline is famous all over the world. See it for yourself when you rent a car at Chicago Airport MDW – Chicago Midway International Airport, one of two airports in Chicago. Best of all: Chicago Midway International Airport is only 11 miles from downtown Chicago! Whether you want to see the beauty of Lake Michigan or just enjoy an authentic deep-dish pizza, you'll find lots to do in the Windy City. Look for rental cars at Chicago Airport MDW and discover the best of this metropolis. 

Where can I find the best views in Chicago?

Chicago is famous for its towering skyscrapers and great architecture. The best way to see them is with a trip to Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower. This monumental building, formerly known as the Sears Tower, has clear observation boxes on its 103rd floor. You won't just see the Windy City. On a clear day, the views extend so far that you can actually see four states. Not recommended if you're scared of heights!

Another great viewpoint is found on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building. Observation Deck Chicago gives you a 360-degree panorama, allowing you to admire the skyscrapers of the city on one side and the vast expanse of Lake Michigan on the other. Located in the Magnificent Mile area, this iconic building is easy to find in your cheap rental car from Chicago Airport.

For a bit of modern history, you can check out President Obama's former home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Nearby, favorite presidential hangouts include Burnham Park, the Osaka Garden, and the Valois Diner where the 44th president used to enjoy turkey sausage and hash browns.

Museums in Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is the city's most popular museum. Easy to reach with your rental car from Chicago Airport, this museum is instantly recognizable, thanks to the famous lion statues that stand at either side of the entrance. Inside, you'll find artwork from around the world. The collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings is particularly impressive, with over 30 paintings by the legendary Claude Monet.

Drive your cheap car rental from Chicago Airport to the Adler Planetarium to see the oldest planetarium in the nation. With three full-size theaters and a huge number of exhibits, this is a must for any science enthusiast. The Grainger Sky Theater is the most technologically advanced theater in any planetarium in the country. This is the closest you'll get to actually entering space.

Where can I go for leisure in Chicago?

The massive Navy Pier stretches for 3,300 feet along the shore of Lake Michigan. Popular with both kids and adults, the pier boasts plenty of options for shopping and dining, as well as a huge Ferris wheel. Other attractions include the Chicago Children's Museum, a six-story botanical garden, and an enormous funhouse maze. This is an ideal place to park your car hire from Chicago Airport MDW if you've got children – or if you just want to unleash your own inner child!

Chicago has plenty of parks, but one of the best is the Maggie Daley Park. Come in winter to experience the amazing ice-skating ribbon, a quarter-mile path that snakes through the park. In the summer, this surface is used for scooters and roller-skates, but the ice-skating experience showcases it at its finest.

Getting around Chicago

Chicago has some public mass transit, but it is concentrated in the downtown area. If you want to go around the city on your own timetable, or travel beyond the city limits, you should use Chicago Airport car rentals. As always, HAPPYCAR can help you find the best prices for cheap car rentals in the United States. Use HAPPYCAR to check all the availability of car rental at Chicago Airport and compare offers to find the one that's right for you.

What interesting places are within driving distance of Chicago?

Many travelers opt for cheap car rentals at Los Angeles Airport LAX or cheap car rentals in Miami for a glamorous vacation. However, staying in Chicago allows you to get an authentic glimpse of America's heartland. Milwaukee, famous for its brewing industry, is about 90 minutes' drive away, and the beautiful Lake Geneva is 1 hour 40 minutes from the Windy City. For family fun, you'll find Six Flags Great America just an hour away.

When should I book my car?

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