Your ultimate guide to Chicago

Discover Chicago's best things to do, events, restaurants, theater and nightlife

59 exciting openings in Chicago in July
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59 exciting openings in Chicago in July

If you blink during the month of July in Chicago, you’re bound to miss something amazing

Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago
Bars

Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago

These patios and rooftops get interactive with bocce ball, Ping-Pong, bags and other games made for socializing

The three things you need to know today in Chicago
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The three things you need to know today in Chicago

King Crimson, Jungle Book and a $10 theater production

The best comedy shows to see in July in Chicago
Comedy

The best comedy shows to see in July in Chicago

Turn off your brain and laugh the night away

The best of Chicago

The best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants

The best pizza in Chicago

Chicago's deep-dish pizza is legendary, but this city offers up so much more

Best bookstores in Chicago
Shopping

Best bookstores in Chicago

The next time you need a page-turner, browse one of the city's best bookstores

The 13 best day trips from Chicago
Travel

The 13 best day trips from Chicago

Chicago is the perfect launching spot for a host of one-day escapes

The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
Things to do

The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Make sightseeing a lot easier by consulting Time Out's definitive guide to Chicago's best sights

The best Chicago hot dog stands
Restaurants

The best Chicago hot dog stands

Chicagoans take hot dogs very seriously, and for good reason

Life in Chicago

31 things Chicagoans do better than anyone else
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31 things Chicagoans do better than anyone else

We're pretty great, aren't we?

18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park
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18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park

Confusing intersections, the Flat Iron Building, bars as far as the eye can see

Study shows Chicago is friendliest city for tourists in U.S.
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Study shows Chicago is friendliest city for tourists in U.S.

Chicago is famous for being friendly to tourists

15 signs you know you're in Lakeview
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15 signs you know you're in Lakeview

Lakeview is a neighborhood best known for baseball games, raucous bars and parking restrictions

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Chicago neighborhood guides

Irving Park
Things to do

Irving Park

Once a railroad depot, Irving Park is still easy to reach by train (if you're taking the Blue Line) and boasts an array of dive bars and coffee shops that are worth searching out

Roscoe Village
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Roscoe Village

Antique shops and neighborhood pubs make this part of North Center extra special

Edgewater
Things to do

Edgewater

Located on the shores of Lake Michiagn, this North Side neighborhood is brimming with things to do

Avondale
Things to do

Avondale

Just north of Logan Square, you'll find beautiful old buildings and delicious Polish cuisine

Midway area
Things to do

Midway area

The neighborhoods surrounding the Chicago airport of the same name are more than just flyover territory

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