Chicago is the surprise winner when it comes to the best summer vacation spots, according to a report.
The “Windy City” beat off stiff competition from a host of glamorous locations to head the list of the top five places for holiday makers to visit over the next few months, The report has been drawn up by top US based travel experts at Travel Ticker who have handed their top accolade to Chicago.
They have based their findings on seasonal trends, hotel and flight deals, weather conditions, tourist traffic, entertainment options and the cultural experience. They have taken all the worrying guess work out of the equation for consumers by pointing out exactly what is on offer at the top five locations they have picked.
They have given the thumbs up to Chicago because of the summer festivals, Wrigley Park concerts and walks alongside the spectacular Lake Michigan. Chicago is also widely renowned for the wonderful outdoor shopping and dining which is why so many tourists flock to the Illinois city. Summer is its peak period and the travel experts who recommended it are convinced visitors will leave with wonderful memories.
Chicago managed to hold off the south American country of Peru which came in second place. The US summer is actually Peru’s off-season which means there are some great deals to be had. And with fewer tourists around, it gives people who go there the ideal opportunity to experience local culture at its fullest by visiting Machu Picchu, Lima and the Inca Ruins.
Las Vegas is always popular and the Sin City came in at number three in the experts finds.
The top five was completed with Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Guatemala.