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BakingTech 2016: City and Travel


City and Travel

Chicago's great magic lies in its mix: sophisticated yet friendly, bustling city streets adjacent to long stretches of green parks and sparkling blue Lake Michigan, and a stunning year-round array of things to see and do unique in the world.

Chicago is more walkable than most global cities and visitors of all ages enjoy the proximity of such attractions as Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago and other treasures.

The city's explosive performance art scene delivers audience-thrilling theater, music and dance in historic venues.  And, of course, an endless assortment of restaurants, shopping and nightlife are all at your fingertips, ready to match every taste, budget and mood.

Come and discover why so many visitors fall in love with the city every year.  For more information on all that Chicago has to offer, visit


The closest major airports to the conference site are Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW).  Chicago O'Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes (19 miles) from the Hilton and Chicago Midway is 30 minutes (11 miles) away from the hotel.

Public transportation and taxi service are readily available between both airports and the hotel.

Taxi: Approximately $50 one-way from O’Hare Airport and $35 one-way from Midway.  

Public Transportation: Fares $2.25

  • From O’Hare Airport:  Board the Rapid Transit train (Blue Line) to the Jackson Street stop.  Walk 0.6 miles southeast to 720 S. Michigan Avenue.
  • From Midway:  From baggage claim, follow signs to Rapid Transit train. Take the Rapid Transit train (Orange Line) to the Roosevelt Road stop.  Walk 0.5 miles north to 720 S. Michigan Avenue.
  • For more information on the Chicago public transportation system, click here.
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