Chicago is a great place to go on a holiday and it has been included in the list of most visited cities in the United States by renowned websites like Expedia and TripAdvisor. Some of the reasons why people travel to the “Windy City” is because of its amazing skyscrapers, world-class museums, innovative dining scene and vibrant music festivals. To experience the best of Chicago, it is highly recommended to book a rental car and VroomVroomVroom can help you find a vehicle that will best suit your budget and needs. To guide you on your trip to Chicago, we have listed down some useful driving tips.
The rates in the downtown area is quite high whether it is day time or overnight parking, but some hotels give discount to their guests. A cheaper option is garage parking, but most metered parking spots have a limit of two hours. There are a lot of parking regulations in Chicago such as no parking on the major streets of South Side during rush hour, no parking on major streets if there is more than two inches of snow, no parking on yellow tow zones and no parking near fire hydrants.
There are several toll roads in the city including the Chicago Skyway which links Indiana Toll Road to South Side's Dan Ryan Expressway. You can pay the toll road charges with cash, major credit card, or with an E-Zpass/I-Pass toll transponders. Click here to see the list of toll roads and bridges in Chicago.
Are you looking for a quick weekend getaway or day trip? We have listed down some of the most popular places you can visit near Chicago.
It is important to fill up the tank when you return your rental car. Here is a list of gas stations with convenient locations in Chicago:
We have listed down the airports, top locations, attractions, toll roads and fuel stations in Chicago to guide you when driving your rental car.
Some of the main attractions in Chicago are grouped in certain areas such as the Museum Campus and The Loop so find a convenient parking space where you can leave your rental car and explore the area by foot.