Chaos Cup 2012 will be held in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, IL. Palatine is about 28 miles from downtown Chicago, and only 14 miles from O’Hare Airport. Don’t forget, if you are staying at the venue, Holiday Inn Express Palatine, you get a $28 taxi from airport. You can even stay at the hotel at the special rate from 9/12 – 9/18 so it will give you plenty of time to see what the City of Chicago has to offer. Use Group Code CCC.
There is an Enterprise Rent-a-car not too far away from the hotel, which they will also provide a free shuttle service for Guests too. If you decide to rent a car, you will want to take Dundee Rd east to 53 South (aka I-290 East) then connect to I-90 (aka The Kennedy) and take that East directly into Downtown Chicago. You could also stay on I-290 East (aka The Eisenhower) and take that into Chicago as well.
Taking Dundee Rd West then a left on N Smith Street will take you to the Palatine Metra train station. It’s called the Union Pacific – Northwest Line (UP-NW). It will take you to Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison St in Chicago. From there you can walk, take a cab, bus, or walk to an L station – the Chicago subway system.
Chicago has many interesting attractions to see while you’re in the area. Interested in museums? Want to go to the top of the tallest building in the US? How about a planetarium observatory? Check out the Chicago “City Pass” for huge discounts on multiple attractions in the city of Chicago! Looking for a certain type of food? Chicago, being one of the largest cities in the country, has restaurants that can cater to whatever you’d like!
Way too much out there for me to list on the Chaos Cup website.
Also, keep in mind, we will be looking to do a group trip to Wrigley Field on the Friday before Chaos Cup. More information on that as the event gets closer.