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

The best things to do at home in Chicago
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The best things to do at home in Chicago

Spending more time at home? Here's how you can have fun without leaving your couch.

Where to find drive-in movie theaters near Chicago
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Where to find drive-in movie theaters near Chicago

Pop-up drive-ins are screening classic films throughout the city (and suburbs) this summer.

Here are Chicago's latest social distancing rules
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Here are Chicago's latest social distancing rules

We've gathered the latest restrictions during the latest phase of the city's reopening plan.

Where to hang out on the Chicago Riverwalk
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Where to hang out on the Chicago Riverwalk

Find all of the restaurants, bars and activities you can enjoy along the Chicago River.

Take a digital tour of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic Chicagoland buildings
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Take a digital tour of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic Chicagoland buildings

Go inside a few of Wright's most influential Chicagoland properties

The latest reopenings

Millennium Park’s Great Lawn reopens with social distancing circles
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Millennium Park’s Great Lawn reopens with social distancing circles

Visitors can gather on the grass once more, but they'll need to keep their distance from other groups.

The 606 trail has reopened to the public
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The 606 trail has reopened to the public

The elevated path that runs through Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Wicker Park is back in action.

Mayor Lightfoot reopens the Lakefront Trail
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Mayor Lightfoot reopens the Lakefront Trail

You can walk, run or bike by the lake, but you'll need to keep moving!

The Chicago Riverwalk is open for recreation and dining
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The Chicago Riverwalk is open for recreation and dining

Exercise along the Chicago River in the morning, then return in the afternoon to grab a bite.

The best things to do in Chicago

The 25 best Chicago attractions
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The 25 best Chicago attractions

We've assembled the city's must-see attractions for your touring convenience.

Best things to do in Chicago for locals and tourists
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Best things to do in Chicago for locals and tourists

Here's a long list of Chicago experiences adored by visitors and folks who call the city home.

The top free things to do in Chicago
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The top free things to do in Chicago

You don't need to break the bank to experience the best of the city.

The 10 best Chicago museums
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The 10 best Chicago museums

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

Get outdoors

Where to go hiking near Chicago
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Where to go hiking near Chicago

Hit the trails at beautiful parks and recreations areas surrounding the city.

The best places to go camping near Chicago
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The best places to go camping near Chicago

Pack a tent and spend the night amidst nature at spots in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The best things to do outside in Chicago
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The best things to do outside in Chicago

Kayaking, biking, zip lines and more fun activities to enjoy while it's warm outside.

What you can and can’t do outside in Chicago
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What you can and can’t do outside in Chicago

Social distancing means new restrictions, but there's still plenty of thing to do outdoors.

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Pilsen
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Pilsen

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

Avondale
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Avondale

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

Bronzeville
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Bronzeville

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

Portage Park
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Portage Park

Explore Portage Park's ornate theaters and classic bungalow homes.

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