Chicago Live Webcams
Chicago Live Webcams broadcast in real time the streets, squares, hotels, restaurants, cafes, beaches and landmarks of the largest city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. The map of webcam display location of each live webcam in Chicago.
Brief information about Chicago
Chicago is the largest city of Chicago and in the state of Illinois, the largest city in the Midwest and the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. It is home to more than 2.7 million people, and its area is more than 606 000 km2. Chicago with its suburbs and nearby cities forms the Chicago metropolitan area, also known as Chicagoland with a population of more than 9.6 million people.
Chicago is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and on the banks of the Chicago and Calumet River in northeastern Illinois. It is a second US financial center after Manhattan in New York and one of the largest financial centers in the world. The Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago’s Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which is one of the largest commodity exchanges in the world, are located in the central business district of Chicago Loop.
Chicago is one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States and the second most visited city by tourists in the USA after New York. The main attractions of the city are: Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum Campus and the Willis Tower.
Сlimate of Chicago
Chicago has a humid continental climate with distinct four seasons. The Summers are humid and hot, and winters are cold and snowy. There are often severe snowstorms in Chicago, which can bring up to 25 cm of snow per day.
The warmest month of the year is July, with an average temperature of +23 °C. There are often hot days when the temperature can rise to +40 °C.
The coldest month in Chicago is January, with an average temperature of about -4.6 °C. Winters are cold here and there are often severe frosts with temperatures up to -33 °C.
Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed over the months, but most precipitation falls in the summer months. The wettest months are July and August, and the driest are January and February.
The best time for travel to Chicago is from May to June and from September to October. During this period, there a comfortable warm weather with little precipitation. Live webcams display in real time the weather condition is in Chicago right now.
Chicago, as one of the largest cities in the United States, is known for many impressive landmarks that are worth seeing during a tourist trip. Among them there are skyscrapers, museums, parks, fountains, embankments and a lot of amazing places. The most famous attraction of Chicago is:
— Millennium Park: It is one of the most visited attractions in Chicago and one of the main venues for festivals and concerts in the city. It is also one of the most beautiful places in the city with green park areas, pedestrian alleys, gardens and fountains. There is also the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) and the yacht club.
— The Chicago Riverwalk: It is one of the most popular vacation spots in Chicago, known for its picturesque views, parks, the best restaurants, bars and pubs. Boating and kayaking on the Chicago River are popular here.
— Naval Pier: Located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Naval Pier offers its guests a lot of entertainment. Its main attraction is a Ferris wheel at Navy Pier with a height of 50 meters, which offers a breathtaking view of Chicago. The length of the pier reaches 1010 meters (3,300 feet). There are restaurants, bars and shops on it. Naval Pier is one of the main place to hold the concerts and celebrations in Chicago.
— John Hancock Center Observatory, also known as 360 Chicago Observation Deck, offers a spectacular view of Chicago from a height of 300 meters (1,000 ft). The observation deck is located in the John Hancock skyscraper in the Magnificent Mile area between the Chicago Loop central business district and Gold Coast Historic District. In good weather condition, you can see the territories of five states and a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan from it.
— Willis Tower: The tallest building in both of Chicago and the state of Illinois, Willis Tower is a symbol of Chicago and a bright part of the city panorama. Its height is 442.1 meters, so Willis Tower is the tallest building in Illinois and the third tallest building in the United States after One World Trade Center and Central Park Tower in New York.