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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.

Two bikers on the Lakefront Trail in Chicago

Discover iconic Chicago

Watch a Cubs game from the rooftops, stroll down The Magnificent Mile, explore our stunning lakefront — and experience classic Chicago.


See famous sights

Make sure to hit all of Chicago's most iconic attractions, from cruising down the river to snapping a photo of The Bean.

Deep dish pizza

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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Catch a show

Experience Chicago's live music, theatre, and comedy scene, from homegrown jazz to iconic improv.

The Gwen Hotel

Sleep Chicago style

Find your home away from home at these Chicago hotels, from luxurious suites to hip boutique spots.


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