City Guide

A guide to the best things to do and attractions in Chicago

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Which new steakhouse is right for you?

The end of the year has been all about the steakhouse

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Best Chicago hotels

Hotels

Loop hotels

Where to stay in one of the most central locations in the city

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South Loop hotels

In town for a Bears game? Here's where to stay near Soldier Field.

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Hotels near Wrigley Field

These hotels put you right next to the action in Wrigleyville

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Lincoln Park hotels

The best hotels near the Lincoln Park Zoo, the lakefront and more

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Explore Chicago neighborhoods

Things to do

Andersonville

The North Side neighborhood is home to charming shops, restaurants and more

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River North and Streeterville

River North and Streeterville have plenty of appeal for tourists and locals alike

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Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

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Things to do

West Loop

The West Loop is one of Chicago's most happening neighborhoods, with unbeatable restaurants, amazing shops and a great bar scene 

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The best restaurants in Chicago

Restaurants

Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

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Best Jamaican restaurants

There's so much more than jerk chicken to Jamaican cuisine

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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago

When you're jonesing for spicy curries or flaky parathas, head to a top Indian restaurant

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Best Italian restaurants

From cozy neighborhood trattorias to fancy splurges, these are the best places to eat Italian food in Chicago

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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Chicago is a world-class dining city, but that doesn't mean eating out at restaurants has to cost a fortune

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Chicago museums

Art

Art Institute of Chicago

You could spend the next four years getting to know this encyclopedic institution

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Museums

Shedd Aquarium

Baby otter! Baby otter! Baby otter!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

The MCA houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Museums

The Field Museum

See glowering dinos, marvel at artifacts from an Egyptian tomb, undergo a lesson in cannibalism or take a stroll through the Halls of Gems

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Museums

Museum of Science and Industry

If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Museums

Chicago History Museum

Explore a treasure trove of historical objects, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Chicago sports

Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks guide

Our favorite players, where to eat and drink before a game, cool merch and more

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Bars

Chicago Bulls guide

Where to watch Derrick Rose (if his legs are intact), cool spots near United Center and more

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Shopping

Awesome Chicago Blackhawks gear for this season

While pining for another downtown parade, you might as well look the part

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Restaurants

Restaurants and bars for before a United Center game

Before a Blackhawks or Bulls game, you'll need to fuel up

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Best shops in Chicago

Shopping

The best department stores in Chicago

Whether you want the latest designer boots or a new espresso machine, these stores won't let you down

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Health and beauty

The best spas in Chicago

Chicago’s best spas are ready and waiting to calm your nerves and ease your stress levels

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Kids

The best toy stores in Chicago

The kids will be happy to visit these local toy stores on any day

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Shopping

Best clothing stores in Chicago

Find the best shops for women's, men's, and kids' clothing, plus vintage and bargain shopping

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Chicago's best music venues

Music

The best rock venues in Chicago

Whether you're a music geek or just want to air guitar to some solos, these 11 venues should be on your radar

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Clubs

The best nightclubs in Chicago

Our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing with friends and strangers

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Music

9 best blues clubs in Chicago

Boogieing to a bit of blues music is on the bucket list for most tourists. Here's where to go

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Music

13 best jazz clubs in Chicago

As you can see from our list of top jazz clubs in Chicago, jazz is very much alive here

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Getaways from Chicago

Restaurants

Door County, WI

The region mixes tradition with contemporary flavors

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Louisville

Tiki, tacos and a lot more than bourbon await

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Minneapolis & St. Paul

The Twin Cities blend hyperlocal ingredients with global influences

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St. Louis

There's far more to the Gateway City than barbecue

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Indianapolis

The underrated food city deserves a fresh look

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Madison

Hit the capital for beer, charcuterie and happy hour deals

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