Your essential Chicago travel guide

Make the most of your visit to Chicago with our hotel recommendations and transportation tips

Buckingham Fountain
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Making your way through Chicago may seem a bit daunting, but with the help of a great guide—such as Time Out Chicago—it's easy to navigate the city and see the sights. If you've already decided to take a trip here then you probably know that Chicago boasts some amazing museumsbeautiful parks and delicious restaurants. And if you need help planning your stay, we've gathered all the information you need about when to visit, where in the city you should stay and how to get around while you're here. Plot out your trip with the help of our Chicago travel guide.

Your essential Chicago travel guide

Where to stay in Chicago
Things to do

Where to stay in Chicago

The best time to visit Chicago
Things to do

The best time to visit Chicago

Chicago public transportation
Things to do

Chicago public transportation