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

26 ways to still have an amazing fall in Chicago
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26 ways to still have an amazing fall in Chicago

Fall in Chicago is bound to look a little different this time around, but you can still count on new, socially distanced versions of your favorite autumn pasttimes to make every bit of the fleeting season count.

The best apple picking near Chicago
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The best apple picking near Chicago

Don't forget to grab some cinnamon-dusted doughnuts on your way out.

Pumpkin patches near Chicago
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Pumpkin patches near Chicago

Need some jack-o'-lantern inspo? We've got your covered. 

See the flowers that inspired Monet
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See the flowers that inspired Monet

Get a little taste of Giverny at Garfield Park Conservatory.

8 mesmerizing sunflower fields within driving distance of Chicago
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8 mesmerizing sunflower fields within driving distance of Chicago

Celebrate late summer's peak by wandering around these gleaming golden fields. 

The latest reopenings

The Art Institute will reopen on July 30
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The Art Institute will reopen on July 30

Opening at 25 percent of capacity, guests will need to wear face masks while taking in exhibitions.

The Field Museum and the MCA are reopening
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The Field Museum and the MCA are reopening

You'll need to reserve a ticket (and bring a face covering) when visiting these reopened cultural institutions.

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.

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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