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The Complete Guide for Where to Stay in Chicago for Every Budget

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Where to stay in Chicago! A guide to the best neighborhoods, things to do, and the best accommodation options at any price point.

The Windy City might have a reputation for being undeniably brutal during its winters. On the other hand, it blossoms into any city lover’s haven during the warmer months. Luckily, no matter what time of the year you visit, there is a large selection of options when it comes to where to stay in Chicago.

This metropolitan hub of the Midwest is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with over 57 million visitors in 2018. It is also the third most populated city in the country, with 2.7 million people calling it home.

Staying in Chicago, just like any other major city in the US, comes with a variety of activities and accommodations to choose from. There are hotels for any price point located in the heart of the city or in more local neighborhoods. Let's dive into the best ones!

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Where to Find the Best Pizza in Chicago

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The best pizza in Chicago – from the heavy deep dish hitters to the more local finds in the city.

One of my major goals with my birthday trip to Chicago was finding the best pizza in Chicago. I took the hunt seriously and had pizza every single day I was there, to the glee of my taste buds. I based my pizza journey off of my own research, other bloggers’ tips, and recommendations from locals.

I’d only tried deep-dish pizza a few times at one of my favorite pizza places in Portland, called Via Chicago. I don’t think anything could’ve prepared me for the feasts I had in store once I arrived in Chicago, however.

From having pizza within 30 minutes of arriving to the city, to eating pizza on my way to the airport on my last day, I may have gone a little overboard. It was all in the name of research though! Right?

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Celebrating My 26th in Chicago

Celebrating My 26th in Chicago, Illinois - USA

It has been almost two months since my birthday shenanigans in Chicago, and I haven’t had the time to sit down and talk about it until now. Sadly, my hard drive with all of my data just crashed and I lost all of my photos from my birthday trip, among many other travels (besides my Snapchat and phone pictures), so I guess I’ve been putting off this post in a way.

I’m still getting used to the fact that I’m 26, it’s a new age that’s unfamiliar to me. I’m still at that point where I have to pause before answering, “…um, yeah, I’m 26.”

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