"Grant Park garage offers good..." Driving/Parking Tip by Moondrop72

Driving/Parking, Chicago: 56 reviews and 48 photos

Grant Park garage offers good discounts.

Cheap airlines for Chicago typically fly into Midway. Great fares can be found on American or united which fly to O'Hare. Spirit airlinse offers really cheap fares to O'Hare as well.

Both airports are connected to the city by CTA subway. Midway= Orange Line and O'Hare= Blue Line
Buses are the most common method of public transport. The #151 is very useful for tourists. It goes from Union Station, to State Street, to Michigan Avenue to Water Tower Place to Lincoln Park. Downtown Chicago is easily and best viewed on foot.

For a Lake Shore Drive ride, you can take the 145 or 146 express bus (picks up on State St or Michigan Ave) and it goes on the outer drive to Belmont. Get off at Belmont and you can walk to Lincoln Park or catch the same bus or the slower 151 back downtown to your hotel.

The subway can be confusing because stops do not have unique names. 'Chicago Ave' on the blue line is entirely different station from 'Chicago Ave' on the red line. Be certain which stop you want on what train line.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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