Things to Do

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

Indulge in sweets at our Treat Yo' Self event
Blog

Indulge in sweets at our Treat Yo' Self event

Ready for an afternoon of desserts and pampering?

48 exciting openings in Chicago in February
Blog

48 exciting openings in Chicago in February

The nasty weather means you’ve got to double down on your social activities! 

Things to do in Chicago this winter
Things to do

Things to do in Chicago this winter

Winter isn’t typically the most beloved season in Chicago, but we think it gets a bad rap

Free things to do in Chicago in February
Things to do

Free things to do in Chicago in February

We’ve assembled this list of the best free things to do in February to keep you sane and happy

The best things to do in Chicago

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month
Movies

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month

There's much more to film in Chicago than new releases at the multiplex

41 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces
Restaurants

41 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces

Cozy up next to a fireplace while eating and drinking at some of the best Chicago restaurants and bars

Snowboarding and skiing near Chicago
Sports and fitness

Snowboarding and skiing near Chicago

Yes, there is indeed skiing near Chicago!

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
Restaurants

Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Your wallet will love these cheap eats almost as much as your taste buds will

Events and festivals

16 Chicago theater shows to see in February
Theater

16 Chicago theater shows to see in February

February is a short month but a busy one—there's no reason to hole up with Netflix

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Your complete calendar for live music in Chicago

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago
Things to do

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago

Ring in the Year of the Rooster all over Chicago, from Chinatown to the Loop to Uptown

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions
Music

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions

We've been obsessively cataloging artists' schedules to gauge the likelihood of them playing Lolla

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan

Everything you need to know about cheering on our Stanley Cup-winning boys in red

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Things to do in Chicago every day

Things to do with kids

The best indoor activities for kids
Kids

The best indoor activities for kids

Whether your tot’s an artist, an adventurer or an aspiring scientist

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

Check out Rockin' Jump at the Buffalo Grove. It's perfect for birthday's and more. 

Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago
Kids

Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago

Move over, chicken fingers and hot dogs

Amazing Mirror Maze

Amazing Mirror Maze

Explore a maze with 1,800-square-foot stretch of wall-to-wall reflective surfaces

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Chicago museums

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Kids

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

You don't have to spend a fortune to visit some of Chicago's best museums

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago
Art

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago

There's so much more than the Art Institute and the MCA

Chicago's top children's museums
Kids

Chicago's top children's museums

Chicago has some of the best exhibits for kids in the country

10 best Chicago museums
Museums

10 best Chicago museums

Have inspiring encounters with art, history and culture

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Chicago attractions

The most romantic places in Chicago
Sex and dating

The most romantic places in Chicago

If you're looking to make sparks fly or rekindle an old flame, search no further. 

Chicago's best boat tours
Things to do

Chicago's best boat tours

There are few better ways to see the sights than by taking a cruise along the river 

A complete guide to the 606
Things to do

A complete guide to the 606

Cruise through Chicago's newest park

The best Chicago food tours
Things to do

The best Chicago food tours

Try Chicago's best pizza in a single afternoon

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Edgewater neighborhood guide
Things to do

Edgewater neighborhood guide

Kick back on the shores of Lake Michigan in this architecturally historic neighborhood

Bronzeville neighborhood guide
Things to do

Bronzeville neighborhood guide

Explore the home of some of America's finest authors, poets and jazz musicians

Avondale neighborhood guide
Things to do

Avondale neighborhood guide

The West Side neighborhood is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops

Midway area neighborhood guide
Things to do

Midway area neighborhood guide

The are surrounding Chicago's second-busiest airport is more than just flyover territory

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