Things to Do

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

Photos: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
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Photos: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

We tracked down some of the best costumes on display in Rosemont

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The best things to do in Chicago

The best cheap things to do this summer
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The best cheap things to do this summer

Chicago has plenty of cheap things to do to keep us entertained

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Every free museum day in Chicago
Kids

Every free museum day in Chicago

Don't have to spend a fortune to visit the best museums

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The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago
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The 25 best sights and attractions in Chicago

Entertain guests or act like a tourist in your hometown and revisit these iconic Chicago attractions

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The 50 most beautiful buildings
Museums

The 50 most beautiful buildings

We round up the most exemplary architecture in Chicago, from the skyline to the suburbs

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Events and festivals

Millennium Park summer concert series lineup
Music

Millennium Park summer concert series lineup

Enjoy free concerts all summer long

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Beer gardens, rooftop bars and outdoor dining spots in Chicago
Bars

Beer gardens, rooftop bars and outdoor dining spots in Chicago

Cocktails taste so much better outside

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A complete guide to Chicago Cubs games
Sports and fitness

A complete guide to Chicago Cubs games

The Chicago Cubs are more than just a baseball team

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22 dog-friendly patios in Chicago
Restaurants

22 dog-friendly patios in Chicago

Dog-friendly patios make city life a breeze for your canine friends

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Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants

Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

Chicago has a thriving Mexican food scene

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Things to do in Chicago every day

Things to do with kids

The best playgrounds for water features
Kids

The best playgrounds for water features

These playgrounds are guaranteed to keep your little sponges occupied for hours

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Why Chicago is the best city to raise kids
Kids

Why Chicago is the best city to raise kids

25 reasons that will make you fall in love with Chicago all over again—this time as a parent

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Best birthday party ideas for kids
Kids

Best birthday party ideas for kids

Chicago has the perfect spot for just about any type of party imaginable—from dance parties and bowling to rock climbing and painting

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8 great playgrounds
Kids

8 great playgrounds

Where to find the best wings, slides, climbing structures and mazes

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Chicago museums

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Kids

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

You don't have to spend a fortune to visit some of Chicago's best museums

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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

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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

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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

Believe it, Chicago is a city of romance. And possibly even more so for all the amorous pleasantries that go unseen during our brutal winters, in sweatpants, under blankets in our heated living rooms with a movie on TV. You know, the unsexy kind of stuff so often portrayed on Midwestern sitcoms. When the weather permits though, we’re out and about like it's nobody's business, which makes Chicago one of the best cities for singles. Whether it's frequenting the nearest watering hole or lazing about Chicago's beaches, there's no shortage of things to do during Chicago's summer months, and a good portion of those places to go and sights to see are loaded with romantic potential.  If you're looking for venues with the best opportunities to make sparks fly or rekindle an old flame, search no further. These are the most romantic spots in Chicago.

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Chicago's best boat tours
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Chicago's best boat tours

You can walk the streets of Chicago and look up in awe at the towering buildings (maybe skip the ugly ones), but most of the city's architectural attractions are best appreciated from a different vantage point. In the summer, there are few better ways to see the sights than by taking a cruise along the river or riding up and down the coast of Lake Michigan. Whether you're interested in Chicago's history, want to watch some fireworks or just wave at your friend on the beach, there's probably a tour that will float your boat. RECOMMENDED: Find more to explore on the best Chicago tours

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A complete guide to the 606
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A complete guide to the 606

Cruise through Chicago's newest park

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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

Humboldt Park
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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park has no shortage of attractions

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Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide
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Ukrainian Village and Noble Square neighborhood guide

Discover an abundance of restaurants, bars, cheap eats and attractions

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Pilsen
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Pilsen

Explore vibrant murals, the city's best tacos and Thalia Hall

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Lakeview
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Lakeview

Find plenty to do in Lakeview

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