City Guide

A guide to the best things to do and attractions in Chicago

Where to eat and drink outside
Bars

Where to eat and drink outside

The best beer gardens, patios and rooftops in Chicago

The best Chicago staycation ideas
Travel

The best Chicago staycation ideas

Sometimes you just can’t get away

The 9 coolest Airbnb rentals in Chicago
Hotels

The 9 coolest Airbnb rentals in Chicago

Find the perfect spot to stay

The best things to do in the Loop
Things to do

The best things to do in the Loop

We admit—there is something captivating about the towering skyscrapers and pieces of public art that populate downtown

25 best attractions in Chicago
Things to do

25 best attractions in Chicago

Our favorite sights in the city, featuring parks, museums, and hubs of arts and culture

Best Chicago hotels

Loop hotels
Hotels

Loop hotels

Where to stay in one of the most central locations in the city

South Loop hotels
Travel

South Loop hotels

In town for a Bears game? Here's where to stay near Soldier Field.

Hotels near Wrigley Field
Travel

Hotels near Wrigley Field

These hotels put you right next to the action in Wrigleyville

Lincoln Park hotels
Travel

Lincoln Park hotels

The best hotels near the Lincoln Park Zoo, the lakefront and more

Explore Chicago neighborhoods

Logan Square
Things to do

Logan Square

Gorgeous boulevards give way to a flury of restaurants, bars and nightlife

Hyde Park
Things to do

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

Humboldt Park
Things to do

Humboldt Park

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

Pilsen
Things to do

Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

Explore more Chicago neighborhoods

The best restaurants in Chicago

Best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants

Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

Chicago's top brunch restaurants
Restaurants

Chicago's top brunch restaurants

If there's one thing we take seriously here, it's brunch

Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more
Restaurants

Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more

Chicago's Italian food scene is wonderfully diverse

The best desserts in Chicago
Restaurants

The best desserts in Chicago

Pastry chefs are going above and beyond

Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants

Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago

Perfect for pay day

Discover more great restaurants in Chicago

Chicago museums

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

You could spend the next four years getting to know this encyclopedic institution

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Buy
Shedd Aquarium
Attractions Buy tickets

Shedd Aquarium

Baby otter! Baby otter! Baby otter!

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Buy
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art

The MCA houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Field Museum

The Field Museum

See glowering dinos, marvel at artifacts from an Egyptian tomb, undergo a lesson in cannibalism or take a stroll through the Halls of Gems

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Buy
Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Book online
Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Explore a treasure trove of historical objects, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn

Book online
Explore more Chicago museums

Chicago sports

Chicago Blackhawks guide
Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks guide

Our favorite players, where to eat and drink before a game, cool merch and more

Chicago Bulls guide
Bars

Chicago Bulls guide

Where to watch Derrick Rose (if his legs are intact), cool spots near United Center and more

Awesome Chicago Blackhawks gear for this season
Shopping

Awesome Chicago Blackhawks gear for this season

While pining for another downtown parade, you might as well look the part

Restaurants and bars for before a United Center game
Restaurants

Restaurants and bars for before a United Center game

Before a Blackhawks or Bulls game, you'll need to fuel up

Best shops in Chicago

The best wine shops in Chicago
Shopping

The best wine shops in Chicago

Yes, Chicago has a great beer scene, but sometimes you just want to end the day with a glass of vino

The best pet stores in Chicago
Shopping

The best pet stores in Chicago

Fido's new favorite pastime is shopping in Chicago

The best shoe repair shops in Chicago
Shopping

The best shoe repair shops in Chicago

You might not have to throw away your favorite pair after all

The best beauty supply stores in Chicago
Shopping

The best beauty supply stores in Chicago

Get all dolled up with the essentials at these beauty supply stores 

Explore more Chicago shopping

Chicago's best music venues

The best rock venues in Chicago
Music

The best rock venues in Chicago

Whether you're a music geek or just want to air guitar to some solos, these 11 venues should be on your radar

The best nightclubs in Chicago
Clubs

The best nightclubs in Chicago

Our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing with friends and strangers

The best blues clubs in Chicago
Music

The best blues clubs in Chicago

If you want to boogie to the blues, these are the places to go

The best jazz clubs in Chicago
Music

The best jazz clubs in Chicago

Jazz is very much alive in Chicago, and there are plenty of places to see the city's hottest players

Explore more of the Chicago music scene

Getaways from Chicago

Where to eat in Door County, WI
Restaurants

Where to eat in Door County, WI

The region mixes tradition with contemporary flavors

What to eat and drink in Louisville, KY
Restaurants

What to eat and drink in Louisville, KY

Tiki, tacos and a lot more than bourbon await

What to order in Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
Restaurants

What to order in Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

The Twin Cities blend hyperlocal ingredients with global influences

Where to eat and drink in St. Louis, MO
Restaurants

Where to eat and drink in St. Louis, MO

There's far more to the Gateway City than barbecue

Where to eat in Indianapolis, IN
Restaurants

Where to eat in Indianapolis, IN

The underrated food city deserves a fresh look

Where to eat in Cleveland, OH
Restaurants

Where to eat in Cleveland, OH

The Ohio city is an up-and-coming culinary destination

See more weekend getaways