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

Lin-Manuel Miranda on recreating Hamilton’s success for Chicago
Theater

Lin-Manuel Miranda on recreating Hamilton’s success for Chicago

Hamilton. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The biggest theatrical phenomenon in a generation, the musical about Alexander Hamilton and his fellow Founding Fathers, is coming to Chicago with an entirely new cast. 

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Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

Renegade Craft Fair
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Renegade Craft Fair

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ACTIVATE
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ACTIVATE

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Riot Fest

Riot Fest

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Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago

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The best of Chicago

The best ice cream shops in Chicago
Restaurants

The best ice cream shops in Chicago

Ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt—what will you have for dessert? 

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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

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The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
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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

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The best Chicago hot dog stands
Restaurants

The best Chicago hot dog stands

Chicagoans take hot dogs very seriously, and for good reason

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Chicago's top 20 brunch restaurants
Restaurants

Chicago's top 20 brunch restaurants

Brunch in Chicago is only getting better and better

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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?

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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

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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

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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

Old Town and Goose Island
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Old Town and Goose Island

Old Town is a neighborhood filled with history, including speakeasies and churches

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Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide
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Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide

On the Near West Side, Ukrainian Village and Noble Square are home to an abundance of restaurants, bars, cheap eats and attractions

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Lakeview
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Lakeview

Whether you want to spend an afternoon wandering Boystown, cheer on the Cubs in Wrigleyville or a find quiet spot in Lakeview, there's plenty to do in the neighborhood

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Humboldt Park
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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions

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Little Italy and University Village
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Little Italy and University Village

The neighborhood is a great place to visit a park, go shopping or admire some historic church facades

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