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

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Best Chicago hotels

Loop hotels
Hotels

Loop hotels

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

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South Loop hotels
Travel

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
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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
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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

Avondale
Things to do

Avondale

Just north of Logan Square, you'll find beautiful old buildings and delicious Polish cuisine

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Midway area
Things to do

Midway area

The neighborhoods surrounding the Chicago airport of the same name are more than just flyover territory

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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)

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Old Town and Goose Island
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Old Town and Goose Island

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

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The best restaurants in Chicago

Chicago hot dog guide
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Chicago hot dog guide

Where to find the best Chicago hot dogs, the definition of a real Chicago dog and more odes to the iconic encased meat

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Best pizza in Chicago
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Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

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Top 20 brunch restaurants
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Top 20 brunch restaurants

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

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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago
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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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Cheap eats guide to 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
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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
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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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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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Museum of Science and Industry
Museums

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
Museums

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

Chicago Blackhawks guide
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
Bars

Chicago Bulls guide

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

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Awesome Chicago Blackhawks gear for this season
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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
Restaurants

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

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

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The best pet stores in Chicago
Shopping

The best pet stores in Chicago

Fido's new favorite pastime is shopping in Chicago

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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

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The best beauty supply stores in Chicago
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The best beauty supply stores in Chicago

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

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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

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The best nightclubs in Chicago
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
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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
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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

Where to eat in Door County, WI
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Where to eat in Cleveland, OH

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

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