Things to Do

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

50 exciting openings in Chicago in November
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50 exciting openings in Chicago in November

We’ve got 50 openings that will keep you nice and busy before you’re completely inundated with family time

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The best things to do in Chicago

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

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The best corn mazes near Chicago
Kids

The best corn mazes near Chicago

The best corn mazes in and around Chicago offer up some serious challenges

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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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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

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Events and festivals

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Look no further for live music

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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

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Chicago Humanities Festival announces full lineup for Fallfest/16: Speed
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Chicago Humanities Festival announces full lineup for Fallfest/16: Speed

Don't miss out on Chicago Humanities Festival's stellar 2016 lineup

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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

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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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Things to do in Chicago every day

Things to do with kids

The 12 best things to do with kids in November
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The 12 best things to do with kids in November

Get the whole family bundled up to get out and explore Chicago this month

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Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago
Kids

Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago

Move over, chicken fingers and hot dogs

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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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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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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

Avondale neighborhood guide
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Avondale neighborhood guide

Once home to a man-made waterfall, today Avondale is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops. Familiarize yourself with the area by looking through our Avondale neighborhood guide. 

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Midway area neighborhood guide
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Midway area neighborhood guide

The neighborhoods surrounding Chicago's second-busiest airport are more than just flyover territory—they're filled with amazing culture, food and more stuff that you'll want to check out.Whether you're killing time waiting for a flight or looking for new neighborhoods to explore, the area surrounding Midway is full of surprises. 

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Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighborhood guide
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Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighborhood guide

Tap into the history and culture of this German-American enclave

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Old Town and Goose Island neighborhood guide
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Old Town and Goose Island neighborhood guide

Old Town is a neighborhood that oozes with history, including former speakeasies and ornate churches

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