Your ultimate guide to Chicago

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

Lollapalooza 2017 lineup rumors
Music

Lollapalooza 2017 lineup rumors

Summer is months away, but we're already trying to guess the Lolla lineup

Inauguration week marches and events
Blog

Inauguration week marches and events

Here's where you'll see signs and crowds this week

The best beer bars in Chicago
Bars

The best beer bars in Chicago

Find the best suds in town at these watering holes

Chicago museum free days
Kids

Chicago museum free days

You don't have to spend a cent to experience the city's finest cultural institutions

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
Blog

31 things Chicagoans do better than anyone else

We're pretty great, aren't we?

18 signs you know you're in Wicker Park
Blog

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.
Blog

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
Blog

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

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

Lincoln Square and Ravenswood
Things to do

Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

This German-American enclave has retained much of its heritage (not to mention some great German restaurants)

Old Town and Goose Island
Things to do

Old Town and Goose Island

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

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