Event Transportation Systems Presents City Views: Chicago

For our next couple of posts, we’re going to explore some of the great cities where Event Transportation Systems provides ground transportation services to give you some insight on why they’d be perfect for your next meeting or convention.

Chicago, Illinois

One of the things we like best about Chicago is that it is so easy to get to. Situated squarely in the middle of the U.S., the city has thousands of flight options from a wide variety of airlines, six class-one railroads and a vast network of major highways.

Meeting Venues

Chicago is a location-of-choice for millions of convention and meeting attendees each year. It is home to McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the United States, a venue equipped with the latest technology and customer-friendly services, as well as The Tinley Center, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and a number of others.

Event Locations

A plethora of unique event locations allow your attendees to mix and meet in landmark locations, historic museums, sporting arenas, outdoor, water and rooftop venues, like the Field Museum or Wrigley Field, that showcase what Chicago is all about.


A diverse range of accommodations is available, from downtown convention hotels, to corporate apartments, to trendy boutique hotels. More than 33,000 downtown Chicago rooms are located within a five-mile radius of McCormick Place.

Dining and Entertainment

People love Chicago for its diverse ethnic cuisine, visiting Little Italy for its handmade pastas and deep-dish pizzas, the Pilsen neighborhood for its Mexican specialties, Greektown, or grabbing a Chicago-style hot dog at a nearby food cart. One of only three cities to have its own Michelin Guide, Chicago is also home to a number of famous restaurants and celebrity chefs including Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, and Graham Elliot.

Named one of the Top 10 Cities for “Best in Travel” (Lonely Planet, 2014), there is plenty to do in Chicago. Attendees can shop at The Magnificent Mile, Oak Street or State Street, visit museums like the Shedd Aquarium or the Adler Planetarium, attend Broadway shows, participate in improve with The Second City, or attend a major sporting event to watch the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs or White Sox, to name a few teams. Taverns, pubs, local breweries, chic lounges and wine bars also dot the landscape. Over 60 breweries are located in Chicago.

If you’re planning a meeting or convention in Chicago, we at Event Transportation Systems would love to help you coordinate your shuttle, airport transfers, and ground transportation services. Give us a call!


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