Sixt rent a car in Chicago
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Use our simple online booking system to customize every aspect of your rental experience. Choose your ideal pick up location and rental period or tailor your vehicle with optional add ons and extra coverage options to suit your vacation needs. We provide excellent customer service should you require assistance during your car rental in Chicago and we accept all major credit cards. Rent a car in Chicago and you can also choose a useful one-way rental option, enabling you to drop your rental car off at a different Sixt branch. The one-way rental should be arranged beforehand and not all stations offer this service.
Optional add ons available for a rent a car in Chicago:
- GPS navigation systems
- Additional drivers
- Express toll service
- Child, baby and booster seats
Like many major cities in the United States, rush hour can lead to congestion and delays so avoid driving between 6am and 8am and from 4pm until 6pm if you can. We also recommend checking the baseball game schedule during Spring and into the Fall, as Chicago roads can be extremely busy at this time. The city is laid out in a grid system and fairly easy to navigate, with good connections to major interstate highways in Illinois and surrounding states.
Chicago is a bustling metropolis but also has plenty of places to get away and recharge like its excellent parks and the beaches along Lake Michigan. It is easy to spend time relaxing in between what will no doubt be a busy sightseeing schedule. The city has more than 8,000 acres of parkland, two of the highlights being Grant Park and Lincoln Park. For beaches check out the splendid Ohio Street Beach, though you have 31 to choose from in Chicago.
Seeing Chicago at night is also highly recommended. The city boasts countless theaters, an exciting underground music scene, opera houses and a plethora of bars and restaurants serving diverse cuisines. There are also some fantastic rooftops and observation decks where you can see Chicago's bold and beautiful architecture lit up.
Chicago is famous for its architecture, and the Magnificent Mile is a great place to take in some of the city's standout buildings. The Chicago Water Tower, the Wrigley Building and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower The excellent museums should also not be missed. For art lovers there is the cutting edge Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. For science and nature lovers the Science and Industry Museum features great interactive exhibits and the immense natural history Field Museum is packed with amazing artifacts.
The city is a financial powerhouse and center of innovation in the United States with Chicago O'Hare International Airport being the seventh busiest airport in the world and a hub for multiple airlines. There is also a shipping port providing access to the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous hotels are available for business travelers and the city has major convention centers such as McCormick Place and the Donald E Stephens Convention Center.
Distance to McCormick Place:
- From downtown Chicago via S Columbus Drive: 2.4 miles, 7 minutes
- From Chicago O'Hare International Airport via I-90 E: 22.3 miles, 30 minutes
Distance to Donald E Stephens Convention Center
- From downtown Chicago via I-90 W: 16.7 miles, 38 minutes
- From Chicago O'Hare International Airport via I-190 E: 2.3 miles, 7 minutes
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