City Guide

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

Bars

Where to eat and drink outside

The best beer gardens, patios and rooftops in Chicago

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Best Chicago hotels

Hotels

Loop hotels

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

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South Loop hotels

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

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Hotels near Wrigley Field

These hotels put you right next to the action in Wrigleyville

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Lincoln Park hotels

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

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Explore Chicago neighborhoods

Things to do

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

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

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

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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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The best restaurants in Chicago

Restaurants

Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

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Best Jamaican restaurants

There's so much more than jerk chicken to Jamaican cuisine

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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago

When you're jonesing for spicy curries or flaky parathas, head to a top Indian restaurant

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Best Italian restaurants

From cozy neighborhood trattorias to fancy splurges, these are the best places to eat Italian food in Chicago

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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Chicago is a world-class dining city, but that doesn't mean eating out at restaurants has to cost a fortune

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Chicago museums

Art Institute of Chicago

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Shedd Aquarium

Baby otter! Baby otter! Baby otter!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Museum of Science and Industry

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Chicago History Museum

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Chicago sports

Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks guide

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

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Chicago Bulls guide

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

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Shopping

Awesome Chicago Blackhawks gear for this season

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

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Restaurants and bars for before a United Center game

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

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Best shops in Chicago

Shopping

The best bridal shops in Chicago

No other shopping experience can rival the hunt for the gown you'll wear when you say "I do"

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The best flea markets in Chicago

Here's where to grab a deal

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Kids

The best baby stores in Chicago for gifts and gear

These stores are just plain cute

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Where to buy used bikes in Chicago

Find a great used bike at one of these local stores

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Chicago's best music venues

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

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Clubs

The best nightclubs in Chicago

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

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The best blues clubs in Chicago

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

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13 best jazz clubs in Chicago

As you can see from our list of top jazz clubs in Chicago, jazz is very much alive here

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Getaways from Chicago

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Where to eat in Door County, WI

The region mixes tradition with contemporary flavors

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What to eat and drink in Louisville, KY

Tiki, tacos and a lot more than bourbon await

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What to order in Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

The Twin Cities blend hyperlocal ingredients with global influences

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Where to eat and drink in St. Louis, MO

There's far more to the Gateway City than barbecue

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Where to eat in Indianapolis, IN

The underrated food city deserves a fresh look

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Where to eat in Cleveland, OH

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

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