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Exploring the Chicago O’Hare Airport
The Chicago O’Hare airport is the second-busiest airport in the country and serviced more than 65 million passengers in 2011.
What began as Orchard Field, an aircraft assembly plant, in 1945, has grown to become the fourth-busiest airport in the world, behind notables such as Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the Beijing airport, and London’s Heathrow Airport. O’Hare is so vast that Chicago designated it as an official community area sometime in the 1980s, even though no city residents actually live there.
O’Hare airport is located in Chicago’s northwest section, just 18 miles northwest of the city’s famed Magnificent Mile. In addition to the typical boutiques, newsstands, and gift stores, more than 65 restaurants offer everything from fast food to unique local cuisine at O'Hare. Travelers have access to WiFi service as well as workspaces with power stations in order to keep everyone connected. Although the airport only has one hotel on site, a variety of hotels are located within a few miles of the airport's borders in nearby Rosemont, Bensenville, and Elk Grove Village. The airport is part of Chicago’s Airport Public Art Program and plays host to a variety of special events, performances, and art displays throughout the year.
Whether you’re visiting the Chicago area or are just on an extended layover, the Chicago O’Hare airport will make you feel as though you’re in a city within a city. Orbitz.com is your home for some of the most affordable rates on flights, rental cars, and hotels at Chicago O’Hare Airport.