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This summer, Choose Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times are teaming up to bring you the Back in Action summer guides. These guides will highlight some of the best things to do this summer in Chicago — from revisiting old favorites to exploring our 77 neighborhoods — all while supporting local businesses and making the most of your Chicago summer.

Keep an eye out for themed Back in Action summer guides online and in print on June 6 (dining and outdoor entertainment), July 11 (arts and culture) and Aug. 8 (sports and urban recreation). And for even more inspiration, check out the latest blogs, events, hotel offers, and more below.

Summer in Chicago

Looking for summer inspiration? Check out some of the top things to do this season.

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Go to a fest

Summer means a full calendar of music festivals, street fairs, outdoor markets, and more.

Start exploring

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Great summer deals

Plan a staycation or a weekend away with these special offers from Chicago hotels.
The Langham, Chicago
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The Langham, Chicago

Customize your getaway with daily dining credit, exclusive use of the pool, and more.

See offerValid through 06/30/2021

Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop
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Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop

Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free in the Loop.

See offerValid through 12/31/2021

Hampton by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop
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Hampton by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop

Escape to Chicago’s West Loop for only $99/night.

See offerValid through 05/30/2021

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Get 20% off your room near Millennium Park

See offerValid through 09/12/2021

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

Enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit included in your stay.

See offerValid through 11/12/2021

Hyatt Regency Chicago
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Hyatt Regency Chicago

Enjoy 15% off your stay in the heart of downtown.

See offerValid through 05/31/2021

Chicago is opening responsibly

Chicago is open and ready for summer. As the city continues to reopen responsibly, we can’t wait to welcome you back to our iconic museums and attractions, award-winning dining, scenic waterfronts, world-famous festivals, and more.

Explore what’s open in Chicago and start planning your experience.

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