Things to Do

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

February 2018 events calendar for Chicago
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February 2018 events calendar for Chicago

We’ve got dozens of ways make the shortest month of the year the sweetest, too

Amazing Airbnb cabins for the perfect Midwest getaway
Hotels

Amazing Airbnb cabins for the perfect Midwest getaway

Where better to decompress than a cabin in the middle of nowhere? 

9 adorable date ideas for wintertime in Chicago
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9 adorable date ideas for wintertime in Chicago

Resist the urge to let the Chicago winter snow on your romantic parade

Free things to do in Chicago in February
Things to do

Free things to do in Chicago in February

Just because the weather is miserable this month doesn’t mean you have to be

Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks
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Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks

Reserve time to hit the ice with your family and friends this winter

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
Shopping

The best Chicago flower shops

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

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
Restaurants

Cheap eats guide to Chicago

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

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month
Movies

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month

There's much more to film in Chicago than new releases at the multiplex

Events and festivals

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Your complete calendar for live music in Chicago

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago
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Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago

The Year of the Dog falls on February 16 this year, with festivities all month long 

Chicago Bulls: A guide for the basketball fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago Bulls: A guide for the basketball fan

The glory days of the '90s may be over, but the Bulls are still loved in Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan

Everything you need to know about cheering on our Stanley Cup-winning boys in red

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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The Escape Game
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The Escape Game

Puzzle your way out of five different experiences at this River North escape room

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Cold Weather Soups

Cold Weather Soups

Practice four recipes for cold-weather soups in this hands-on cooking class

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Python Programming

Python Programming

Take this Python programming class to increase your technical savvy and boost your resume

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Gentle Yoga Class

Gentle Yoga Class

Quiet the mind and stretch out the body in a yoga class at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Things to do in Chicago every day

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
Sex and dating

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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