Welcome to Chicago

From the towering skyscrapers of the Loop to the colorful mosaic of neighborhoods that make up the city, Chicago is beautiful in the fall and buzzes with energy and excitement all season long.

If you are looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further. Window shop on The Magnificent Mile and explore the public art in Millennium Park. Enjoy the great outdoors with a Chicago Architecture Foundation river boat tour or a play date with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa; enjoy drinks with a view or dance the night away at a club. In Chicago, dining is an activity in itself, with over 5,500 restaurants that line the culinary landscape and boast star chefs and endless accolades.

Fall is ripe for arts and culture as well. Discover gallery districts and catch blockbuster museum exhibits like "David Bowie Is" at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. And take in sensational performances — be it live music, comedy, ballet or opera.

With the sparkling lakefront setting the scene, plan your stay around can’t-miss Chicago events: EXPO CHICAGO and Chicago Gourmet in September, and The Great Chicago Fire Festival and Open House Chicago in October are just a few highlights.

Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you will find world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.

As the official Chicago visitors' site, Choose Chicago is your guide. Use our Events Calendar to find comedy shows, pro sports games and more. Check out our Listings to discover new restaurants and browse our Itineraries to take in all the sights — from Willis Tower Skydeck to 360 CHICAGO and everything in between. Book your hotel and start planning your trip now!

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Chicago Like a Local

Check out our daily blog to get a unique insider's perspective into the city! Discover fun places – everything from neighborhood shops and hidden galleries to local music clubs and hip, new restaurants – and browse their recommendations for the top events of the week.

Chicago Itineraries

There’s so much to do in Chicago, that’s what makes this city so great! Family and friends, student groups, business partners – no matter who you’re traveling with, everyone wins. So what are you waiting for? We’ve got plenty of suggestions in our Chicago itineraries to get you started.
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