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Things To Do

There are a million places to visit and things to do in Chicago. Seriously, a million. So how do you choose between all of Chicago’s top restaurants, nightlife, shopping and museums to fit them all into your week’s plans? Let us be your guide for all of the best that Chicago has to offer.

Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium. Catch a fly ball at Wrigley Field. Take in a show at The Chicago Theatre. Ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. And that’s just day one.

Chicago boasts some of the best cuisine, attractions and entertainment in the U.S., including several of the top 100 restaurants in the country, the tallest building in the US, and one of the best orchestras in the world in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

From shopaholics and sports enthusiasts to thrill seekers and foodies, Chicago has something for everyone.
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Things To Do

Events

From the Chicago Jazz Festival to Restaurant Week to neighborhood street fests. Here’s when it’s all happening.

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Dining

Some of the world’s best restaurants are in Chicago. But while you’re on your way to Tru or Next, don’t forget a classic Chicago Dog.

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Tours & Attractions

Chicago's incredible architecture, historic sights, famous icons like The Bean in Millennium Park and tours of every variety could pack your itinerary for days.

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Museums & Galleries

Explore the Art Institute of Chicago. Meet the dinosaurs at The Field Museum. Travel the depths of the oceans with Shedd Aquarium or through galaxies with Adler Planetarium.

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Theater & Performing Arts

From Broadway in Chicago blockbuster musicals to award-winning plays at Steppenwolf, Goodman and storefront theaters, Chicago takes center stage.

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Music & Comedy

Catch live blues or jazz in the clubs. See a concert in Millennium Park. Watch a Second City comedy show. Or do them all.

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Nightlife

Nighttime isn't just for owls. Chicago's hippest neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Wrigleyville have something for everyone.

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Shopping

Shop, shop, and shop some more. Visit The Magnificent Mile, State Street or another top Chicago neighborhood shopping district.

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Sports

White Sox or Cubs? You don’t have to pick, but it’s more fun if you do.

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Chicago Like a Local

Check out our daily blog to get a unique insider's perspective into the city and browse their picks for the top events of the week.

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