Things to Do

Discover the best things to do in Chicago, including popular events, festivals, attractions, tours and free activities

Restaurants

Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

Chicago has a thriving Mexican food scene

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The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Entertain guests or act like a tourist in your hometown and revisit these iconic Chicago attractions

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101 things to do in Chicago

Chicago is filled with possibilities

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Free things to do in Chicago

These won't cost you a cent

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Things to do in spring in Chicago

Breathe in that fresh, above-freezing air

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Events and festivals

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Things to do on Mother's Day

Party with the most important woman in your life

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Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

A great Cinco de Mayo in Chicago is never far away

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Music

Millennium Park summer concert series lineup

Enjoy free concerts all summer long

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Chicago summer music festivals

Chicago is the capital of summer music festivals

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Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Look no further for live music

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Things to do in Chicago everyday

Things to do with kids

Kids

Best birthday party ideas for kids

Birthday celebrations for kids are a really big deal, and it's not just about the cake. Chicago has the perfect spot for just about any type of party imaginable—from dance parties and bowling to rock climbing and painting. Here are some of our favorites, perfect for various ages, budgets and styles.

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Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago

Move over, chicken fingers and hot dogs

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Family winter vacation ideas in the Midwest

Embrace the cold weather with a quick getaway

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The best kids clothing stores in Chicago

Make your kiddos the most stylish on the playground

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Chicago museums

Museums

10 best Chicago museums

Have inspiring encounters with art, history and culture

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Every single free museum day in Chicago

Stroll through exhibits without spending a dime

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13 best free art museums and galleries

Art doesn't have to cost a fortune

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Chicago's top children's museums

Chicago has some of the best exhibits for kids in the country

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Chicago attractions

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50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

Find beauty, everywhere

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10 Chicago tours that you should go on

Experience Chicago by foot, bike, boat or helicopter

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A complete guide to the 606

Cruise through Chicago's newest park

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The best Chicago food tours

Try Chicago's best pizza in a single afternoon

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

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Lakeview

Find plenty to do in Lakeview

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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park has no shortage of attractions

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Andersonville

Visit one of Chicago's most charming neighborhoods

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River North and Streeterville

Explore the Magnificent Mile, one of the best-known shopping districts in the country, as well as one of the most iconic attractions in the city: Navy Pier.

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