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

The 13 most unique day trips from Chicago

The 13 most unique day trips from Chicago

Skip town and check out these interesting Midwestern destinations. 

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‚ÄúHuman+Nature‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúHuman+Nature‚ÄĚ

See eight towering sculptures by South African artist Daniel Popper at the Morton Arboretum's new outdoor exhibition, which spreads the 15- to...

Suburbs
‚ÄúThe Art of the Brick‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúThe Art of the Brick‚ÄĚ

Want to see recreations of Van Gogh's “Starry Night,” Da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” and Michaelangelo's “David”‚ÄĮ...

Hyde Park
‚ÄúNick Cave: Forothermore‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúNick Cave: Forothermore‚ÄĚ

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the first career-spanning retrospective of Chicago artist Nick Cave's work at Forothermore, a comprehensive dive into...

Streeterville
‚ÄúThe Notebook‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúThe Notebook‚ÄĚ

Based on the beloved romantic novel by Nicholas Sparks—which in turn inspired the 2004 movie starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling—this...

Streeterville

Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Pilsen

Pilsen

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

Logan Square

Logan Square

Explore a bustling selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Experience local art or take a walk in a quarry-turned-park

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Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago

Want to get a free, behind-the-scenes look at the Bahá'í House of Worship, Herman Miller...

Oz Park

Oz Park

Located right behind Lincoln Park High School, Oz Park is just what you think: a park dedicated to The Wizard of...

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall, a made-up sport that is played by two teams driving bumper cars, combines elements of lacrosse,...

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Taste of Fulton Market

Taste of Fulton Market

Feeling hungry? The second annual Taste of Fulton Market is returning to the West Loop to highlight an...

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31st Street Beach

31st Street Beach

This South Side beach features amazing views of the Chicago skyline in addition to a harbor for small boats. A...