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

60 exciting openings in Chicago in July
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60 exciting openings in Chicago in July

Find everything you need to do in Chicago this month, from fireworks to music fests

Pitchfork Music Festival guide
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Pitchfork Music Festival guide

Find your favorite acts and afterparties with our guide to the annual fest

The best Chicago breweries
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The best Chicago breweries

Looking for a new place to drink? We've narrowed down the best taprooms and breweries the grab a beer

All the perks of Chicago’s new CityKey ID card program
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All the perks of Chicago’s new CityKey ID card program

The city's new ID card comes with some sweet discounts and freebies

The best parks in Chicago
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The best parks in Chicago

Of the 600 Chicago Park District facilities, these are the crème de le crème

The best things to do in Chicago

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love
Things to do

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

We've searched the city to assemble this list of the best things to do in Chicago

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
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Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune in order to visit some of Chicago's best museums and cultural institutions. If you're willing to plan ahead, you can take in masterpieces at the Art Institute or gaze at tropical fish while strolling through Shedd Aquarium without spending a dime. You'll need to be an Illinois resident to take advantage of many of these offers, but that's one of the perks of living in Chicago. RECOMMENDED: Complete guide to Chicago museums

The best Chicago flower shops
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The best Chicago flower shops

It can be tough to "pick" the best of the best flower shops

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

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

Events and festivals

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Your complete calendar for live music in Chicago

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

This year, the Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys headline the fest

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Chicago Cubs: A guide for the baseball fan
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Chicago Cubs: A guide for the baseball fan

The Chicago Cubs are more than just a baseball team

Chicago White Sox: A guide for the baseball fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago White Sox: A guide for the baseball fan

Nothing seems to rattle the loyalty of Chicago White Sox fans

The best comic book conventions in Chicago
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The best comic book conventions in Chicago

Find your tribe at some of the best comic book and fan conventions in Chicago

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Beyoncé + Jay-Z

Beyoncé + Jay-Z

The past few years have been tumultuous (to say the least) for musical power-couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé, but the pair has weathered the rough times and is getting ready to celebrate with—what else?—a co-headlining tour. Dubbed OTR II (a nod to their 2014 On the Run tour), the stadium show will mash up Jay's increasingly conscientious hip-hop with Bey's immaculately choreographed anthems. Plus, we wouldn't be surprised if Blue Ivy makes a cameo.

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Spy some of Chicago's most beautiful buildings on an architecture river cruise

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Rhine Hall Distillery Tour

Rhine Hall Distillery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery and taste Rhine Hall's signature apple brandy

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Hamilton

Hamilton

Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago

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Things to do with kids

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

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

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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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A complete guide to the 606

Cruise through Chicago's newest park

The best Chicago food tours
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The best Chicago food tours

Try Chicago's best pizza in a single afternoon

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Irving Park
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Irving Park

Irving Park boasts an array of dive bars and coffee shops that are worth searching out

Portage Park
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Portage Park

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

Roscoe Village
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Roscoe Village

  Find live jazz, vintage theads and great eats in this classic Chicago 'hood

Edgewater
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Edgewater

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

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The 101 best things to do in New York City
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The 101 best things to do in New York City

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider’s guide to restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and more

The 11 best things to do in Massachusetts
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The 11 best things to do in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is known for its colonial history, New England charm, and coastal getaways. There are countless historic sites, plus legendary seafood, ample nature, and culture galore

The 14 best things to do in Maine
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The 14 best things to do in Maine

Sometimes referred to as “Vacationland,” Maine provides a wealth of unique experiences and activities, from mountain hikes to coastal drives

The 12 best things to do in Cape Cod
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The 12 best things to do in Cape Cod

The beaches, hydrangeas and cedar-shingled cottages of what Henry David Thoreau called the “bare and bending arm of Massachusetts” are timeless

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