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Chicago transportation

Discussion in 'US - Central States Timesharing' started by Deb from NC, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Deb from NC

    Deb from NC TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Hi all,
    We’re headed to the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront for 5 nights in July
    What’s the best way to get to the resort from O’Hare? Taxi or other?
    Also, we want to go out to Oak Park one day...does anyone know the best way to get there? ( we won’t have a car ) We’ve only been to Chicago once, so don’t know the city well at all.....
    Thanks...
     
  2. needvaca

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    taxi from O'Hare to city
    then El or Metra to Oak Park
     
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    Agree with needvaca on both counts. Taxi to/from hotel. Public transit to Oak Park. Absolutely no need for a car in Chicago.
     
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    We'll be going to Chicago in September. Plan to take a cab to and back to the airport. From there we'll walk, cab, or public transit while we're in Chicago.
     
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    I grew up in Chicago. Things have changed since I left. But I have numerous relatives who never drove a car in their lives. I learned to drive at 21 when I got a teaching job in the suburbs
     
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    There's an El train that goes from ORD to the Loop, so if you don't have much luggage and don't mind a short walk, there's no need for a taxi at all! :whooopie: I think it's the blue line.
     
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    OMG the train is so easy and then it's about five blocks to the Wyndham.
    TAXI no way.
     
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    Should have added, we're coming into Midway, not O'Hare.
     
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    That makes it harder
     
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    OMG even easier Chicago Transit Authority ORANGE 'L' train, cheap. Google maps or you favorite mapping program gives excellent info on public transit options?
     
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    OMG Chicago Transit Authority GREEN 'L' train, cheap
     
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    Yes, Midway is closer in--Midway to downtown on the El takes under 30 minutes! (O'Hare to downtown on the El probably takes over an hour).

    Chicago has terrific public transportation!
     
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    Thanks for all the replies! Very helpful.....
    Deb
     
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    Thanks for the info, but my guess is we will take a cab. Dh doesn't like lugging his suitcase around any more than he has to.
     

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