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, 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.
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.
Catch a show
Experience Chicago's live music, theatre, and comedy scene, from homegrown jazz to iconic improv.
Sleep Chicago style
Find your home away from home at these Chicago hotels, from luxurious suites to hip boutique spots.