March 2020: It's time for another update to the DO List, with the Art Institute of Chicago taking the top spot, followed closely by the gorgeous all-seasons greenery at the Garfield Park Conservatory. And because warmer weather is on the way, we've added some of our favorite outdoor destinations to the list, including Promontory Point, Ping Tom Memorial Park and the quaint patio at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Logan Square.
No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get excited about in this no-nonsense Midwestern metropolis. The best things to do in Chicago run the gamut—from seriously fun to awesomely educational. Looking for culture? Spend a day exploring Chicago museums or stay out late and catch killer& concerts in Chicago. Hungry? You've come to the right place.There are tons of amazing restaurants in Chicago that highlight the city's rich and diverse culinary landscape. (There are plenty of uniquely Chicago bars that do the trick, too.) We've searched all across the city to assemble this list of the best things to do in Chicago. Follow it and never get bored here again.
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