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.
See famous sights
Make sure to hit all of Chicago's most iconic attractions, from a river cruise to sky-high views.
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.
Sleep Chicago style
Find your home away from home at these Chicago hotels, from luxury Jazz Age suites to rustic chic B&Bs.