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Chicago descriptions and article copy

We’ve put together some guidelines to deliver a consistent message about our great city. Find ready-to-go copy points for the:

  • Leisure audience
  • Business and convention audience

Leisure audience

25 Words
When you’re in Chicago, you’re home. Discover big-city culture, Midwestern hospitality, and urban adventure, from iconic skyscrapers and celebrated museums to miles of sandy beaches.

50 Words
When you’re in Chicago, you’re home. Come explore famed restaurants, world-class museums, a jaw-dropping waterfront, groundbreaking music, award-winning theatres, iconic architecture by legendary architects, and discover a blend of big-city culture, urban adventure and Midwestern hospitality, all within 77 vibrant neighborhoods that are the heart and soul of Chicago.

100 Words
Welcome to the city that feels like home!

Chicago is bursting with world-class, big city culture. But at its heart, it’s a Midwestern city — which means a warm welcome and genuine hospitality. No matter who you are or what you love, you’ll fit right in exploring famed restaurants, world-renowned museums, a jaw-dropping waterfront, groundbreaking music, Tony Award-winning theatres, iconic architecture designed by legendary architects, over 300 parks and green spaces, one of the most inclusive LGBTQ+ communities, and 77 vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that are the heart and soul of Chicago.

250 Words
Come visit Chicago for a big-city experience, a warm Midwestern welcome, and world-class, culture you can’t possibly pack into just one visit. Our world-class museums, award-winning dining scene, fearless theatre, and stunning architecture are just some of the reasons why Condé Nast Traveler has ranked Chicago #1 on their list of Best Large Cities in the U.S. for three years in a row.

TripAdvisor ranked The Art Institute of Chicago one of the top five museums in the world. It’s also home to the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artwork outside the Louvre. Paste Magazine praises Chicago theatre as “one of the most thriving theatre scenes on the planet,” that’s home to five Tony Award-winning companies, Broadway in Chicago shows, and history-making premieres. Not only that, but Condé Nast Traveler calls Chicago the “best restaurant city in America.” Bon Appétit magazine agrees, saying Chicago is “America’s most exciting city to eat in right now,” and dubbing it the “Restaurant City of the Year 2017.” Plus, with 25 Chicago establishments that were awarded one or more Michelin stars for 2019 and dozens of Bib Gourmand recipients, you’re sure to find a spot for every budget and taste.

500 Words
Welcome to the city that feels like home!

Come discover Chicago’s famed restaurants, renowned museums, stunning waterfront, groundbreaking music, award-winning theatres, over 300 parks and green spaces, iconic architecture designed by legendary architects — all within 77 vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that are the heart and soul of Chicago. These are just some of the reasons why Condé Nast Traveler ranked Chicago the #1 on their list of Best Large Cities in the U.S. for three years in a row.

Chicago is a city with world-class culture — we’re home to comedy star-maker The Second City; electrified blues; championship sports teams; one of the most inclusive LGBTQ+ communities in the country; one of the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-impressionist art outside the Louvre, housed within the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top five museums on the planet (TripAdvisor); the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world; the largest science and industry museum in the Western Hemisphere — and that’s just the beginning.

Our city is home to Tony Award-winning theatres, and Paste Magazine praises Chicago theatre as “one of the most thriving theatre scenes on the planet.” Condé Nast Traveler calls Chicago the “best restaurant city in America.” Bon Appétit magazine agrees, saying Chicago is “America’s most exciting city to eat in right now.” Plus, with 25 Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens of Bib Gourmand recipients, you’re sure to find a spot for every budget and taste.

Big city culture isn’t the only thing you’ll find here. You’ll also enjoy outdoor escapes and urban adventure, with the stunning city skyline as your backdrop. Go kayaking along the award-winning Riverwalk or venture to the Chicago Architecture Center and board the top architecture cruise in Chicago. Cycle the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, dotted with harbors, beaches, restaurants and bars. Or spend the day at Navy Pier, one of the city’s top attractions, and board a cruise ship to set sail on Lake Michigan.

You only have to venture to the Millennium Park Campus to see city and nature side by side, and find the true spirit of Chicago — summer-long free music festivals and outdoor film screenings beneath the soaring steel canopy of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion; Instagram-worthy public art installations like Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate (aka The Bean); stretches of swaying prairie grasses and native plantings at Lurie Garden; climbing walls, ice skating ribbons, and fantastical playground landscapes at Maggie Daley Park; performing arts on the stage of the Harris Theater; free exhibitions, tours, and live music at the Chicago Cultural Center; and the world-class Art Institute of Chicago beckoning with major art exhibitions throughout the year.

In Chicago, it’s all about vacationing your way — and feeling right at home while you do.

Business and convention audience

50 Words
With its two international airports, expansive private-sector workforce, and the largest, most flexible convention center in the United States, Chicago is the leading meeting and convention destination in the country.

We work tirelessly to make Chicago the premier city to host everything from small meetings to international conventions with thousands of guests. Learn more.

100 Words
With its two international airports, expansive private-sector workforce, and the largest, most flexible convention center in the United States, Chicago is the leading meeting and convention destination in the country.

Thanks to a new labor agreement, our clients will recognize significant savings and enhanced exhibitor rights at McCormick Place. And with more than 110,000 hotel rooms in the area, there’s no shortage of convenient accommodations. Chicago also boasts a Michelin-rated dining scene, vibrant nightlife, and more than 60 distinguished museums.

We work tirelessly to make Chicago the premier city to host everything from small meetings to international conventions with thousands of guests. Learn more.

200 Words
With its two international airports, expansive private-sector workforce, and the largest, most flexible convention center in the United States, Chicago is the leading meeting and convention destination in the country.

Thanks in large part to a new labor agreement, our customers will recognize significant savings and enhanced exhibitor rights at McCormick Place. With over 110,000 hotel rooms in the area — including tens of thousands in our beautiful downtown — there’s no shortage of convenient accommodations. Chicago also boasts a Michelin-rated dining scene, vibrant nightlife, and more than 60 distinguished museums, so your attendees will always have something exciting to do.

We take pride in welcoming your event to Chicago. This city has a thriving economic community, including 31 Fortune 500 Companies headquartered in the area. Chicago is recognized as one of the country’s premier technology hubs and the city’s meeting rooms, convention centers, and special event venues are equipped with the industry’s latest amenities. This is truly a city with unrivaled economic potential.

We work tirelessly to make Chicago the premier city to host everything from small meetings to international conventions with thousands of guests. Learn more.

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