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Exploring Chicago and Cincinnati

Visiting the Windy City and road tripping around the US.

by andrea clavijoAtlasGuru Contributor

North AmericaUnited States8 days / April 2022

Highs & Lows

Food, skyscrapers and beautiful towns

Cold weather

Itinerary Overview

Even though many people plan on going to the United States during their vacations, many do not consider the size of this diverse country. Visiting the same common destinations such as Miami, New York City or Los Angeles certainly has its charm; nevertheless, exploring new sites can be even more exciting.

During Holy Week this year, I decided to travel to two amazing cities: Chicago and Cincinnati. Honestly, I didn’t expect to encounter such beautiful places with so much to get to know and I truly wish to have the opportunity to go back. I spent most of my time in Chicago since it is a bigger city, but certainly the two days I visited Cincinnati were worth every second of the 5-hour road trip we had to do to get there.

I truly recommend opening to the different possibilities every country has to offer, specially one as big as the United States of America.

  • 7 Nights: Chicago
  • 1 Night: Cincinnati

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Leaving earlier for Cincinnati and packing even more winter clothes, even though it was spring already.

  • How was the food?

    In Chicago there are a ton of restaurants to visit. To have the full experience you must absolutely try Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza. But you're willing to eat different cuisines you may also like Rocky's Tacos for Mexican, Volare for Italian, Bien Me Sabe for Venezuelan and Canes for the best fried chicken ever.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Plan your trip depending on the activities you may want to do. Weather changes dramatically through the seasons, so you may want to schedule your vacations depending on the temperature you prefer.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack anything you think you may need according to the weather. It is best to be safe than sorry, since buying new clothes in these cities may be even more expensive that paying for extra luggage.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Public transportation works great! Nonetheless, if you have the opportunity to walk do so, it is a great way to get to know each place better.

  • Any surprises?

    Roebling Suspension Bridge connecting Ohio with Kentucky.


  • Aloft Chicago - https://aloftchicagomagmile.reservationstays.com/requests/NyvDdLAoYFNV82mEl9DaVw/hotels/PlO2wwRW?expand_params=true

  • Airbnb - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/668579980940971170?adults=2&location=Cincinnati%2C%20OH%2C%20United%20States&check_in=2022-12-02&check_out=2022-12-03&source_impression_id=p3_1667397371_3CzDXWFCNGPSY2Xm