Omni Chicago Hotel is an exquisite all-suite accommodation, centrally located on Michigan Ave. Also home to the excellent 676 Restaurant & Bar – try the rib-eye burger and wash it down with a Revolution Anti-Hero pale ale. Rooms from about $US270 (about $364) a night. omnihotels.com
Pizza is huge here, literally. The deep pan concept makes them more like casseroles. Polish, Italian and German settlers made Chicago a sausage town so hot dogs are a must-try.
If you order pancakes you’ll get a stack you can’t jump over.
Virgin Australia (in partnership with Delta Air Lines) flies from Australia to Chicago via Los Angeles.
BEFORE YOU GO
Arrange a CityPASS voucher book for $US106 to gain priority access and save 50 per cent on admission to five Chicago attractions, including the Art Institute and Skydeck. Buy at citypass.com or Expedia. expedia.com.au