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Things to Do in Chicago

Screen_Capture_Art_Institut Learn more about the must-see attractions, world-renowned restaurants, shopping venues, as well as the art and culture scene in Chicago. Gain access to Chicago’s current weather conditions too. There are so many things to do in Chicago! Why not make your visit an extended weekend?

Air Travel

If you need travel assistance, SGO’s official travel agent is Gant Travel Management. Representatives are available toll-free at 1-800-621-1083 (1-630-227-3873, outside U.S./Canada), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. A $25.00 service fee will be issued per airline ticket.

Capture_Chicago_BeanAverage Round-Trip Flight Costs to Chicago from Major US cities (Dec. 11-13, 2014):

  • New York (JFK OR LGA) – $366
  • Washington, DC – $488
  • Philadelphia – $298
  • Detroit – $322
  • Denver – $362
  • Los Angeles – $316
  • Seattle – $348
  • Dallas/Fort Worth – $218
  • Atlanta – $284

Airfare rates subject to change.

Travel Distances

The MileNorth Hotel is 13 miles (45 minutes by car) from Midway International Airport and 18 miles (1 hour) from O’Hare International Airport. The MileNorth Hotel is conveniently one block from the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University (303 E. Superior Chicago, IL 60611), where the summit will be held.

Taxi Service

Taxi service is available curbside on the baggage claim level at both Midway International Airport and O’Hare International Airport. Typical minimum taxi fare to the MileNorth Hotel or Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University from O’Hare International Airport is $40. Typical minimum taxi fare to the MileNorth Hotel or Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University from Midway International Airport is $35.

Car Rental

Rental cars are available at a discounted price through Hertz Rent-A-Car. These rates will extend from December 5-20, 2014 (subject to availability). Reservations may be placed at www.hertz.com or through the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 1-800-654-2240. If you are booking internationally, please contact your nearest Hertz agent at 1-405-749-4434. Please reference CV # 04Z90001 when making your reservations to guarantee the SGO group discount. Click here to view rates.

Parking

Valet Parking is available at the MileNorth Hotel for $58 per 24-hour period for overnight guests, with in-and-out privileges. Self-parking is available across the street, no in-and-out privileges, for $52 per 24-hour period.