Attractions

Plan your perfect day exploring the city with our guide to Chicago's best attractions, from museums to tours to parks

25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
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25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Check out iconic venues and historical sightseeing spots

Chicago attractions that are even better in the winter
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Chicago attractions that are even better in the winter

Wintertime in Chicago deserves more credit than it gets

50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago
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50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

See the most exemplary architecture in Chicago

10 things to do indoors in Chicago
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10 things to do indoors in Chicago

Don’t let a crummy weather report ruin your fun

The most romantic places in Chicago
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The most romantic places in Chicago

Here's where to get all lovey-dovey in the city

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Willis Tower Skydeck
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Willis Tower Skydeck

Peep Chicago's top landmarks from high above at the Ledge

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Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

Check out some of the Loop's architectural gems on this walking tour

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Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

This venerated museum houses a permanent collection of more than 300,000 artworks

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Chicago By Night Helicopter Tour

Chicago By Night Helicopter Tour

Fly over the city after dark to see the skyline lit up 

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The best Chicago tours

Chow down on a Chicago food tour
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Chow down on a Chicago food tour

Sample all of Chicago's most irresistable eats in a single afternoon

Explore Chicago breweries
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Explore Chicago breweries

Find you inner beer geek (and drink some suds) at more than a dozen local breweries

12 kid-friendly tours in Chicago
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12 kid-friendly tours in Chicago

Book a family vacation that’s as educational as it is entertaining

Tour Chicago by boat
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Tour Chicago by boat

Most of the city's architectural attractions look better from a boat on the river

The top 10 Chicago tours that you should go on
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The top 10 Chicago tours that you should go on

Discover attractions, beautiful buildings, history, culture and more

The best museums in Chicago

The 10 best Chicago museums
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The 10 best Chicago museums

These well-respected Chicago institutions are among the top in the country

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
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Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

Ditch the hefty price tag and take advantage of these gratis days

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago
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The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago

See original artwork by up-and-coming, emerging and established artists

What's happening behind the scenes at your favorite Chicago museum?
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What's happening behind the scenes at your favorite Chicago museum?

We stepped into collections, laboratories and libraries at three beloved institutions

The best free art museums and galleries
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The best free art museums and galleries

Some of Chicago's best museums and art galleries don't charge admission

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Attractions for kids

Chicago's top children's museums
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Chicago's top children's museums

When the weather turns too cold, hot or rainy, children's museum can be a savior

The best indoor activities for kids
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The best indoor activities for kids

Whether your tot’s an artist, an adventurer or a scientist, they'll love these outings

Top indoor playgrounds in Chicago
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Top indoor playgrounds in Chicago

These spots offer plenty to keep the kids busy—even on the most miserable of days

The best things to do with kids on and around the 606
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The best things to do with kids on and around the 606

The 606 isn't just for runners—it’s also a haven for the city’s smallest set

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The best parks in Chicago

The 15 best parks in Chicago
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The 15 best parks in Chicago

We love all our parks, but these ones are particularly great

The best dog parks in Chicago
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The best dog parks in Chicago

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of city life can take a toll on your four-legged friends

Things to do in the Chicago Park District
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Things to do in the Chicago Park District

With over 600 Chicago Park District facilities, we've got a ton going on at our city parks

Chicago beaches guide
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Chicago beaches guide

Just because it's not summer yet doesn't mean you can't daydream 

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