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Discover the best things to do in Chicago, including popular events, festivals, attractions, tours and free activities

The 23 best spas in Chicago

The 23 best spas in Chicago

Pamper yourself with massages, facials, mani-pedis and more.

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The best things to do in Chicago

The best Chicago museums

The best Chicago museums

Experience art, history and science and these well-respected cultural institutions.

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The latest things to do in Chicago

Lakeview Taco Fest

Lakeview Taco Fest

For one weekend each year, Southport Corridor becomes a mecca for taco lovers in Chicago during the Lakeview Taco Fest. More than 10 restaurants offer their...

Lake View
Maifest

Maifest

No, you haven’t stumbled into an early Oktoberfest—this is just how Lincoln Square welcomes street-festival season and the beginning of...

Lincoln Square

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The latest Chicago events

ART on THE MART

ART on THE MART

Displaying a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of THE MART, ART on THE MART is the largest permanent digital art projection in...

Sueños Music Festival

Sueños Music Festival

Started in 2022, this two-day extravaganza returns to Grant Park over Memorial Day weekend. Taking place on a single stage in Grant Park's...

Millennium Park
Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

After a wreath is laid at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza at 11am in remembrance of those who died serving in the U.S. armed services, Chicago's annual...

Loop
Navy Pier Fireworks

Navy Pier Fireworks

During the summer, one of the best aerial displays you'll find in Chicago originates from Navy Pier. The Chicago attraction hosts twice-weekly fireworks...

Streeterville

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Avondale

Avondale

The traditionally Polish neighborhood is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops.

Logan Square

Logan Square

Explore a bustling selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Pilsen

Pilsen

Explore vibrant murals, the city's best tacos and the businesses of 18th Street.

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