Directions and Travel

Drupalcamp Chicago 2009 is being held at the Hotel Orrington in downtown Evanston, located just steps from Northwestern University, and only a couple of blocks from the Davis Street CTA and Metra stations.

Directions via public transit

CTA

From Chicago, take the Red Line "El" train north to Howard, then transfer on that platform to the Purple Line. Take the Purple Line "El" train to Davis. After exiting the station, turn left onto Benson Street, walk half a block north to Church Street, take a right east onto Church Street and walk two blocks to Orrington Avenue. Turn left onto Orrington Avenue, and the Hotel Orrington will be on the left-hand side of the street.

Metra

Take the Union Pacific North Line north (toward Kenosha) to Evanston Davis Street station. Exit the station onto Church Street, then turn right and walk two and one-half blocks east to Orrington Avenue. Turn left onto Orrington Avenue, and the Hotel Orrington will be on the left-hand side of the street. If you are arriving in Chicago via Amtrak or Megabus, disembark at Union Station, then cross the street to Northwestern Station to get on the Union Pacific North Line.

Directions via car

From Chicago and south

Drive north on Lake Shore Drive to its end at Hollywood. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and continue about 3 1/2 miles north into Evanston. (There are many turns. Watch for Sheridan Road signs). After coming around a curve with the lake on your right and Calvary Cemetery on your left, continue straight onto South Boulevard to Chicago Avenue.

If you will be parking for the day and not staying at the hotel: Turn right on Chicago Avenue and drive twelve blocks north to Church Street. Turn right onto Church Street and take an immediate left into the Church Street Self Park parking garage. Parking is free on Sunday, and costs $2-$13 on Saturday, depending on the length of your stay. From the Church Street exit of the parking garage, turn right onto Church Street and walk two blocks west to Orrington Avenue. Turn right onto Orrington Avenue, and the Hotel Orrington will be on the left-hand side of the street.

If you will be staying at the hotel: Turn right on Chicago Avenue and drive eleven blocks north to Davis Street. Turn left onto Davis Street for one block, then turn right onto Orrington Avenue. Drive one and one-half blocks north on Orrington Avenue to the Hotel Orrington, which will be on the left-hand side of the street.

From Milwaukee and north

Take I-94 East to exit 37B to merge onto Dempster St/IL-58 E. Drive about 4 1/2 miles east on Dempster Street into Evanston.

If you will be parking for the day and not staying at the hotel: Turn left on Chicago Avenue and drive five blocks north to Church Street. Turn right onto Church Street and take an immediate left into the Church Street Self Park parking garage. Parking is free on Sunday, and costs $2-$13 on Saturday, depending on the length of your stay. From the Church Street exit of the parking garage, turn right onto Church Street and walk two blocks west to Orrington Avenue. Turn right onto Orrington Avenue, and the Hotel Orrington will be on the left-hand side of the street.

If you will be staying at the hotel: Turn left on Chicago Avenue and drive four blocks north to Davis Street. Turn left onto Davis Street for one block, then turn right onto Orrington Avenue. Drive one and one-half blocks north on Orrington Avenue to the Hotel Orrington, which will be on the left-hand side of the street.

From O'Hare International Airport

From the arrivals terminal follow signs "To Chicago". Exit at I-294 North (toll road). Drive about four miles north to the West Dempster St/US-14 exit. Drive east on Dempster about 8 miles to McCormick Blvd. Turn left onto McCormick Boulevard and drive north about half a mile to Church Street. Turn right onto Church Street and drive east for about a mile and a half to Orrington Avenue. Turn left onto Orrington Avenue, and the Hotel Orrington will be on the left-hand side of the street.

From Midway International Airport

Start out going south on S. Cicero Ave/IL-50 S toward W 59th St. Make a U-Turn at W 59th St. onto IL-50 N/S Cicero Ave. Merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy via the ramp to Chicago. Drive about 7 miles, then take the exit onto S Lake Shore Dr/US-41 N. Continue to follow Lake Shore Drive for about ten miles, to its end at Hollywood. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and continue about 3 1/2 miles north into Evanston. (There are many turns. Watch for Sheridan Road signs). After coming around a curve with the lake on your right and Calvary Cemetery on your left, continue straight onto South Boulevard to Chicago Avenue. Turn right on Chicago Avenue and drive eleven blocks north to Davis Street. Turn left onto Davis Street for one block, then turn right onto Orrington Avenue. Drive one and one-half blocks north on Orrington Avenue to the Hotel Orrington, which will be on the left-hand side of the street.