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Things to Do in Chicago

Even after spending my entire life in Chicago, I’m still discovering new attractions to see and places to visit. From Chicago’s world-class museums, architectural landmarks, sightseeing tours, parks, beaches, and on and on, you will never be at a loss for things to do in Chicago.
  1. Attractions and Landmarks (33)
  2. Chicago Beaches (3)
  3. Chicago Galleries & Museums (31)
  4. Chicago Sports Teams/Venues (6)
  5. Conventions (2)
  6. Zoos, Aquariums, & Wildlife (6)

Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza

September in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago during September.

Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza

October in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago during October

‘Fear City,’ Haunted Tours & More For Halloween
Check out some of our favorite annual Halloween events in Chicago, from pet parades to spooky cruises on Navy Pier.

Experience The Museum of Science & Industry After Dark
Here’s a chance for children to explore the museum’s unique exhibitions after hours.

August in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a good time during your stay in Chicago in August.

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

Tom Ford
Tom Ford, the luxury boutique for women and men, opens its fourth flagship store in the United States.

Savor The Last Few Days Of Summer In Chicago
Savor the last few days of summer in Chicago during Labor Day weekend.

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.

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
The 12-day Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is in its second year and showcases the best of fashion and food from the famed luxury shopping district.

Millennium Park Ice Skating
Millennium Park ice skating is one of the more popular activities during winter in Chicago -- more than 100,000 people lace up their skates each season and hit the ice in this picturesque environment.

Thomas Robertello Gallery
Thomas Robertello Gallery is a West Loop-based, contemporary art gallery in Chicago.

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.

How To Request Oprah Tickets
Oprah ticket demand far exceeds supply, and there's a very narrow window of opportunity to get them. Here are the details on how to get your Oprah tickets.

Requesting Jerry Springer Tickets
This venerable talk-show trashfest has been taping since its inception in Chicago, and is loads of fun.

May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in May, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

July in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in Chicago in July.

Shop Like A Man
The following Chicago stores cater to men and offer gems worth checking out, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else.

Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes Over 17,000-Square-Foot Space In ...
Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes Over 17,000-Square-Foot Space In Block Thirty Seven

Treat Mom Like A Queen
Mother's Day: Top Picks for the Most Important Woman in Your Life

Get Ready For Whiskey Week In Chicago
More than 300 whiskey distillers in Chicago for a number of events.

Taste of Chicago Returns With Food Trucks, More New Dining Options
Taste of Chicago Returns With Food Trucks, More New Dining Options

Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center lures in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with its numerous free events and its proximity to tourist hot spot Millennium Park.

Ice Rinks in Downtown Chicago

Given Chicago's cold winters, it's no wonder ice skating is a popular winter activity here. There are several ice rinks set up in the seasonal months near downtown for Chicago travelers.

Quirky Chicago Shops To Fit All Tastes
Where can you score specialty goodies in Chicago? We've gathered some of the most notable shops showcasing almost everything imaginable.

June in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in June, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Top Beaches in Chicago
Those not familiar with the vastness of Lake Michigan will be very surprised by the fact that Chicago is home to a miles long string of city beaches that just might make you wonder if you've somehow been transported to the west coast.

April in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in April, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago’s largest hotel--and the world’s largest Hyatt property--gets a $168 million renovation, which includes 2,019 guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurants.

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.

Oak Park Festival Theatre
The professional theater company produces the works of William Shakespeare at the alfresco setting of Austin Gardens during the summer.

November in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide

Tea Parties to Appreciate in Chicago

Shops at North Bridge
Shops at North Bridge: Near North Shopping Center Located On Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In Chicago
Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In Chicago

Chicago Restaurant Week 2014
Annual Windy City gourmet fest extends to a second week in 2014.

Visitors’ Guide to the Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show 2014: When To Go, How To Get There, What To See & More

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

'La Clemenza di Tito' at Lyric Opera of Chicago
La Clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera of Chicago

'Russian Transport' at Steppenwolf Theatre Co.
'Russian Transport' at Steppenwolf Theatre Co.

'Dessa Rose' at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater
'Dessa Rose' at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater

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

Motown The Musical
First National Tour of "Motown The Musical" Kicks Off In Chicago.

April in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In April 2014.

Chicago International Movies & Music Fest (CIMMfest)
Sixth-Annual Chicago International Movies & Music Fest (CIMMfest) Features Four Days of 65 Musical Acts, 90+ Movies, More.

Green City Market 2014
Green City Market, the city's largest farmers' market, celebrates 16 years in Lincoln Park in 2014.

The Doll's House Project: Isben Is Dead
The Doll's House Project: Isben Is Dead Is Based On Henrik Ibsen’s Classic Drama

May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In May 2014.

'Carrie: The Musical' at Victory Gardens
Bailiwick Chicago's Version of Stephen King's Classic Thriller, "Carrie," at Victory Gardens theater.

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

Movies in the Park 2014
The Chicago Park District's Annual Outdoor Event Returns to Showcase the Best Movies All Over the City.

June in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In June 2014.

Top 10 Festival Guide To Chicago
Top 10 Festival Guide To Chicago 2014

Sting's 'The Last Ship' at Bank of America Theatre
Sting's 'The Last Ship' at Bank of America Theatre runs through July 13.

The Best of The Taste of Chicago 2014
From local culinary stars to live music concerts, here is the best of the Taste of Chicago 2014.

July in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in July 2014.

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.

August in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in August 2014.

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