The tourist issue

Have a blast and save on gas with our insider guide to tourist attractions you might normally skip

Visiting ours

Play tourist in your own town by taking locals-only treks to attractions you normally avoid like the plague-starting with a ...

Exile in Crotchville

You can still live the bohemian life in chain-store, stroller-cramped Wicker Park-if you know where to look.

Red alert

Do tour guides roll out truths about Chicago, or are they taking us for a ride?

Damn right they got the blues

Two music lovers discover there's more to Chicago's most famous music genre than Halsted Street.

Hello, dolly

One man bravely ventures into the tourist heart of sweetness: American Girl Place.

Talk the talk, walk the 'Cock

Will we convince tourists that the Hancock beats the Sears as the spear of choice?

Pier pressure

We set sail to discover Navy Pier's buried cultural treasures.

Foreign exchange

Three visitors agree to take their shop class from Water Tower to Wicker Park.

Out of the park

You don't have to be a Cubs fanatic to enjoy Wrigleyville, but you might want to skip the 'hood on game day.

Schlock treatment

Can these Chicago tourist traps really be all that bad? Yeah, pretty much-but some turn out to have more than a few redeeming ...

Their kind of town?

Visitors give us a tourist's-eye view of Chicago.