First-time Chicago Visitors

Chicago style First-time visit

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First time in Chicago? There are a couple things you’ll need to do, like eat a Chicago style hot dog, see “The Bean,” take a river boat cruise, and more. Here’s your guide to our city’s can’t-miss attractions, dynamic dining scene, and only-in-Chicago experiences that you can’t miss your first time here.

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Discover iconic Chicago

Watch a Cubs game from the rooftops; listen to homegrown jazz; laugh out loud at The Second City — and experience classic Chicago.

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See famous sights

Make sure to hit all of Chicago's most iconic attractions, from a river cruise to sky-high views.

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Try our best bites

Chicago's food scene is known for everything from hot dogs and deep dish to acclaimed fine dining. Come try it all.

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Sleep Chicago style

Find your home away from home at these Chicago hotels, from luxury Jazz Age suites to rustic chic B&Bs.

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