Cultural Tourism, Neighborhoods & Visitor Services


The Cultural Tourism department is responsible for increasing awareness and visitation to Chicago’s cultural entities, events, attractions and neighborhoods by promoting the city of Chicago as a premier cultural destination.

Choose Chicago has set forth four core objectives for Cultural Tourism:
  • Position Chicago as a global cultural destination by leveraging the rich and diverse resources of Chicago’s arts, culture and neighborhoods

  • Serve as a catalyst for communication and partnerships among agencies, organizations, and stakeholders in arts, culture and tourism

  • Enhance the visitor experience and orientation

  • Establish metrics to measure and track growth