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Best of Chicago

I've lived in Chicago my entire life, and I'm still always finding new things to see and do, so of course trying to cram everything in during a brief visit to Chicago is impossible! Read on to find out which restaurants, theater shows, sightseeing, and more are the best Chicago has to offer and a must to visit when traveling here to make the most of your Chicago vacation.
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Summer Pop-Ups Offer A Taste Of Chicago’s Best
Summer Pop-Ups Offer A Taste Of Chicago’s Best

Chicago Gourmet
The annual Chicago food festival--sponsored by Bon Appetit, the Illinois Restaurant Association and Southern Wine & Spirits of America--returns to Millennium Park.

Best Broadway Style Chicago Theaters
In the late 1990s the Windy City started revitalizing its downtown Chicago theater scene, which is now thriving and in full force. Here's a list of the best Chicago theaters to catch a Broadway-style show, musical, or touring production.

Where To Eat & Drink During Chicago Air & Water Show
We’ve compiled a great list of options for eating and drinking before, during and after the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Mars Gallery
The West Loop gallery showcases pop art from legendary Chicago artist Peter Mars.

Best Chicago Romantic Restaurants
Whether it's for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, first date or just a special night out, Chicago has a variety of spots for an intimate dinner. Here are some of my favorite romantic restaurants in Chicago.

Chicago’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.

Best Chicago Luxury Hotels
Boasting incredible service, extravagent amenities, and breathtaking views, these are by far the best luxury hotels in Chicago.

The Best Burgers in Chicago
With so many burger joints in the city, they’re finding that they must set themselves apart by offering something unique, from house-made ingredients and buns to locally sourced meat.

Best Chicago Beaches
The shores along Lake Michigan rival the finest oceanfront property. Here's a list of the best beaches Chicago has to offer.

Best Chicago Restaurants
Looking for a 4 star Chicago restaurant? Here's a list of the best Chicago restaurants the Windy City has to offer.

Best Chicago Jewelry Shopping
Spanning over 2 blocks with tons of vendors, Jewelers Row is the best shopping for jewelry Chicago has to offer. You can find any style or type of jewelry imaginable, as well as custom pieces.

Best Free Chicago Tourist Attractions
While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have "free days", there are a number of Chicago tourist attractions that offer free admission year round. Here are some of my favorite free Chicago attractions.

Best Things to Do in Chicago in Summer
Chicago in summer is a sight to behold -- the parks are lush, Lake Michigan glimmers in the hot sun, and the streets bustle with tourists and locals who managed to have the fortitude to survive a Chicago winter. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Chicago in the summer.

LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking & Dancing in Chicago
LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking & Dancing

Five Food Festival Alternatives to Taste of Chicago
From Taste of Randolph to Northalsted Market Days, here are five food festival alternatives to Taste of Chicago.

The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.

8 Great Mexican Restaurants in Chicago
These Spots Keep It Spicy, From Margaritas To Mole

Black Ensemble Theater

Tea Parties to Appreciate in Chicago

Best of the Year Guide To Chicago
Here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2014.

Neighborhood Watch: Chinatown
Where to dine, shop and play in the close-knit community of Chinatown.

Top Ways To Fete Black History Month in Chicago
A Tour of Black Chicago, from historical landmarks to live music and beyond.

Chicago’s Best Sports Bars
Chicago Sports Bars: Where to find the biggest screens, best food & drinks in Chicago.

Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before & After Shows
Stage Bites: Where to dine, drink before & after shows in Chicago

Neighborhood Watch: River North
Where to dine, shop and play in River North, Chicago’s trendiest area.

The Best of the Bayou in Chicago
Authentic Louisiana Cuisine Spices Up Windy City.

Chicago's Best Seafood-Focused Spots
Get the Catch of the Day at Top Windy City Restaurants

Neighborhood Watch: West Loop
Where to dine, shop & play in the West Loop, an area considered to be celeb chef central.

Chicago Chef Week 2014
Hot-shot, chef-driven restaurants offer outstanding deals during Chicago Chef Week 2014.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago's premier opera house, showcases traditional and contemporary productions.

Chicago's Best Whiskey Bars
Wet Your Whistle With Bourbon, Rye & Scotch At These Top Whiskey Spots in the Windy City.

Ultimate Chicago Brunch Guide
We Cover Chicago's Vibrant Brunch Scene From Family Friendly To Unconventional Finds.

Chicago Craft Beer Week
Fifth-Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week Features More Than 300 Venues.

A Guide To Latin American Fare In Chicago
A Guide To Latin American Fare In Chicago

Day and Night with David Bowie Package
Thompson Chicago Teams Up With MCA For Rock Star Project: The Day and Night with David Bowie Package.

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