Eliot + Airbnb

We found a new home! We're very excited to announce that we are joining Airbnb. This will allow us to continue our work unlocking more hosting and travel opportunities around the world. We will soon no longer offer our current applications. If you're part of our community and have questions, reach out to us. We'd like to sincerely thank all friends, hosts and travelers who supported us through this amazing endeavor.

Best time to visit Chicago, IL, USA?

  • We recommend visiting Chicago during the month of April when temperatures are mild but hotels are more affordable. During this month, the nightly cost of an accommodation for two is approximately $130. That's $25 saved per day compared to what you would have paid in June. Temperatures are in the low 50s, a lot colder than the average 75°F you could get during high season.
  • Most people visit Chicago during the late spring/early summer. This is peak season so expect to pay more for your hotel or vacation rental. The Lollapalooza week (August 3rd - 6th), the Marathon week (October 6th - 9th) as well as the Labor Day week (September 1st - 5th) are also popular dates that you should avoid if that's not the reason for your visit.
  • Snow is common in Chicago between November and March.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Chicago, IL, USA is February.

June

Most crowded

February

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Chicago, IL, USA is January.

$161
JUL
$190
AUG
$147
SEP
$144
OCT
$116
NOV
$125
DEC
$76
JAN
$77
FEB
$121
MAR
$135
APR
$150
MAY
$158
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

07/21 - 07/23
st louis 115.5
08/03 - 08/06
Lollapalooza 202.5
08/11 - 08/13
billy joel 102.5
08/26 - 08/27
zac brown 104.5
09/01 - 09/05
Labor Day 118
09/14 - 09/18
mets and st. louis 89.5
10/06 - 10/09
Marathon 163.5
10/17 - 10/19
cubs Playoff 55
11/22 - 11/27
Thanksgiving 69.5
12/22 - 01/01
Christmas 69.5
08/02 - 08/06
Lollapalooza 163

Weather

In Chicago, IL, USA, July is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

78
26
JUL
76
25
AUG
72
22
SEP
58
14
OCT
45
7
NOV
35
2
DEC
27
-3
JAN
28
-2
FEB
40
4
MAR
51
10
APR
60
16
MAY
73
23
JUN
UV index
1
7

5.9
15cm
JUL
4.1
11cm
AUG
3.2
8cm
SEP
2.6
7cm
OCT
2.8
7cm
NOV
3.3
8cm
DEC
1.7
4cm
JAN
1.5
4cm
FEB
3.7
9cm
MAR
5.3
13cm
APR
5.6
14cm
MAY
6.8
17cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter