Dreaming of Chicago? Get discount flights from Atlanta, hotel specials

The Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago’s Presidential suite features a number of restored elements from the 1920s historical building.

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The Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago’s Presidential suite features a number of restored elements from the 1920s historical building.

Springtime in Chicago is a beautiful time of year to take in the sights of the Windy City, from shopping on Michigan Avenue and exploring the museums to noshing on deep-dish pizza, catching a game at Wrigley Field or checking out "The Bean" sculpture at Millennium Park. With a plethora of unique neighborhoods to discover, the city's history and easy navigability make it a must on any traveler's hit list.

If Chi-town is calling your name, take advantage of Southwest's "3-day sale" when you book by March 10, to score low fares on flights from Atlanta to Chicago's Midway airport (starting at $120 one-way). The 3-day sale requires a 14-day advance purchase and is only valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, March 22 through June 15 for U.S. travel. Blackout dates apply and seats are limited (additional restrictions and details are online).

And you can save big on a hotel stay, too, if you nab this deal from the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, where you can live the "suite" life for half off. The hotel, which is one of the first to open under Hyatt's new lifestyle brand, offers a central location in Chicago, and impressive suites with king beds, plenty of windows for natural light, stunning city views, and separate sitting and dining areas. Enjoy a discounted suite upgrade of up to 50 percent off through the end of the year (Dec. 31) when you book using promo code "SUITEH" at theloopchicago.centric.hyatt.com.

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago features 257 guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, the Cochon Volant restaurant and market, a rooftop bar, fitness center and 24-hour business center, among other amenities. The property also is pet-friendly in case you want to bring Fido along for the trip!