If you couldn’t swing a July 4th weekend getaway, don’t sweat it—Chicago is the place to be for America’s birthday. Use the day off to check out some of Chicago’s best restaurants, explore the city's gorgeous beaches and waterfront bars or plan a relaxing staycation at a cool boutique hotel. Of course, there are plenty of ways to get in on the patriotic festivities, too. Head to Navy Pier, a nearby Chicago suburb or the closest rooftop bar to get a good look at stunning fireworks displays. Have the best holiday weekend ever with our complete guide to the Fourth of July in Chicago.