Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in Chicago


Things to do in Chicago



Things to do with kids in Chicago

Halloween bashes for kids

These Halloween activities for kids are spooky fun, not freaky

Best pumpkin patches

Pick out the pefect pumpkin in time for Halloween at these pumpkin patches a short drive from Chicago

Kids' Halloween costumes

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Testing babysitter services

We try Urbansitter, Sittercity, K Grace and Sitters Studio to find out which is best for parents (and kids)

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Chicago's best attractions

Willis Tower Skydeck

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 233 S Wacker Dr, at Adams St
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Adler Planetarium

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
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360 Chicago

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 875 N Michigan Ave, 94th floorat Chestnut St
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Art Institute of Chicago

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 111 S Michigan Ave, at Adams St
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The Field Museum

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, at McFetridge Dr
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Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 4802 N Broadway, at Lawrence Ave
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Shedd Aquarium

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 1200 S Lake Shore Dr
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  1. 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, at 57th St
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Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 220 E Chicago Ave, at Mies van der Rohe Way
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Chicago History Museum

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 1601 N Clark St, at North Ave
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  1. 337 E Randolph St, at Columbus Dr
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  1. 2001 N Clark St, between Lake Shore Dr and Fullerton Pkwy
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  1. 4100 Illinois Rte 53
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  1. 78 E Washington St, at Michigan Ave
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  1. 2430 N Cannon Dr, at Fullerton Pkwy
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  1. 55 N Michigan Ave, at Washington St
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Brookfield Zoo

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 3300 Golf Rd
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Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 1000 Lake-Cook Rd
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  1. 1852 W 19th St, between Wolcott Ave and Wood St
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  1. 740 E 56th Pl, at 57th St
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  1. Navy Pier, 700 E Grand Ave, at Lake Shore Drive
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