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

A new public art installation has arrived at Willis Tower
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A new public art installation has arrived at Willis Tower

A trippy mosaic by artist Olafur Eliasson sits at the foot of Chicago's tallest building.

The best things to do in January
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The best things to do in January

Get out and enjoy the new year!

The Wienermobile is rolling through Chicago
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The Wienermobile is rolling through Chicago

Oscar Mayer's iconic vehicle is visiting on a search for new drivers.

6 essential tips for winter biking
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6 essential tips for winter biking

Here's some sound advice for pedaling while it's cold outside.

How to keep your houseplants alive during Chicago winters
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How to keep your houseplants alive during Chicago winters

A green thumb is not required (but it doesn't hurt).

The latest reopenings

Here’s what’s open in Chicago right now
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Here’s what’s open in Chicago right now

It's been a long year of openings and closings, folks, and the switch-ups aren't over yet.

Day trips from Chicago—what you can and can’t do
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Day trips from Chicago—what you can and can’t do

Thinking about taking a day trip (or a longer journey) from Chicago?

The whimsical Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park is now open
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The whimsical Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park is now open

Trust us, it's worth braving the cold.

When will indoor dining in Chicago be allowed again?
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When will indoor dining in Chicago be allowed again?

Weighing what will need to happen before restaurants can open up their dining rooms again.

The best things to do in Chicago

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 are our favorite ways to explore the city this winter.

The top must-see Chicago attractions
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The top must-see Chicago attractions

From the Bean to more off-the-radar spots. 

The best free things to do in Chicago
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The best free things to do in Chicago

Don't blow your budget! 

10 things to do outdoors this winter in Chicago
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10 things to do outdoors this winter in Chicago

Don't let winter temps keep you cooped up.

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.

Hit the slopes at the best snowboarding and skiing resorts near Chicago
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Hit the slopes at the best snowboarding and skiing resorts near Chicago

The Midwest isn't as flat as it's made out to be! 

The 12 best sledding hills in Chicago
Kids

The 12 best sledding hills in Chicago

Get some cheap thrills on these local sledding hills.

The 8 best ice skating rinks in Chicago
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The 8 best ice skating rinks in Chicago

Best of all? City rinks are free to use. 

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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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