Get away from the capital of Virginia and explore some of the most renowned landmarks in the Midwest with a flight from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Chicago. From the Art Institute of Chicago at Grant Park to the Willis Tower in downtown, there's a myriad of iconic landmarks in the Windy City. If you plan to drive to the airport in Richmond, use Williamsburg Road or Interstate 64. When you fly from Richmond to Chicago, expect a travel time of about two hours.
Covering more than 300 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan, Grant Park is an urban oasis that's lined with some of Chicago's most visited attractions. The southern tip of the park is home to the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. After looking at tropical fish and studying prehistoric fossils, take astrology lessons at the nearby Adler Planetarium. For an afternoon of shopping and fine dining, you'll want to visit the Magnificent Mile. This thoroughfare is marked by Chicago's tallest buildings, including the 100-story John Hancock Tower, which offers views of the city at the 360 Chicago observation deck.
The flight from Richmond takes you to Chicago s O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Freezing weather is common in Chicago during the winter with lows ranging from the teens to the 20s, and summer temperatures often peak in the high 80s. The Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Festival Ballet are among cultural events held in Grant Park throughout the year.
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