Best Smartphone Apps To Have When Visiting Chicago


Nearly 40 million people visit Chicago every year. If you’re one of the many visitors who will be packing their bags and heading to the Windy City in the next few months, we’ve put together a list of apps that will allow you to discover Chicago like never before.

Choose Chicago App.

This app allows you to search for great deals near you, find events going on in the city, locate specific attractions, and discover all sorts of entertainment and dining options.

Redeye App.

Read the latest news in Chicago, find a place to grab dinner and drinks, or simply track the next train or bus. The Redeye app covers it all.

Chicago Bike App.

Anyone can have a bike in the city thanks to the Divvy Bike Share program. Use this app to find the nearest bike station in Chicago, on a map or in a list view.

 Transit Stop App.

Forget paying for a taxi; instead use Chicago’s great public transportation system, the CTA. This app helps you find your closest stop and also tracks the arrival time of the next incoming bus or train.

Chicago Map and Walk App.

This Lite version of the walking tours app comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to assist you in exploring the city and locating sights.

Chicago Taverns and Tales App.

This must-have guide of Chicago bars emphasizes their history while providing you with a quick overview of what to expect today.

The Weather Channel App.

Always make sure to check the weather before coming to Chicago. On any given day you might need an umbrella, a winter coat, or sunscreen- some days require all three.

The Windy City awaits your arrival!


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