Travel with FedEx: Chicago, IL

We’ve asked members of the FedEx family to help guide you on your travel adventures this year. Here you will find insider advice from our team members on the places they frequent and why they think these locations are hot spots you should add to your road trip checklist. Check out this section which highlights Chicago and all of the great things the city has to offer. Take a trip around Chicago with FedEx Ground Operations Manager Charles Gdula as he shares his five must see spots in The Windy City.

Meet Charles Gdula

Charles Gdula is an Operations Manager for FedEx Ground. He’s worked for FedEx for 5 years and lives in Chicago.

Favorite part of working at FedEx:

“Teaching, developing, and inspiring our workforce here at the Chicago Hub.”

#1 Travel Tip

“Take plenty of pictures! There is a ton of sights to see and capture in Chicago, and plenty of memories waiting to be made.”

Top 5 things to do in Chicago, IL

1. Navy Pier

2. Wrigley Field

3. Chicago Beaches

4. Buckingham Fountain

5. Magnificent Mile

  • Navy Pier reaches its centennial year in 2016 and celebrates with year-round entertainment, incredible design and, of course, public access to the water.

  • Originally built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Whales, Wrigley Field is rich in history and is now the home of the Chicago Cubs. Recent expansions in the seating areas and a new field are some of the latest renovations that have kept this the oldest National League ballpark in operation.

  • From 12th St. to South Shore, the beaches in Chicago offer a fantastic skyline view, plenty of room for relaxation, and a great place to soak it all in.

  • Buckingham Fountain can be found in Grant Park. The fountain was built to symbolize Lake Michigan, with four sets of seahorses representing each of the four states (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana) that border the lake.

  • The Magnificent Mile offers upscale dining and shopping to guests as well as a plethora of hotels to stay the night. There are also several notable Chicago landmarks within the Mag Mile to include the Michigan Avenue bridge and the Drake Hotel.