Kick off your weekend with a show at Chicago’s iconic home to sketch comedy and longtime Saturday Night Live talent incubator. The lineup of shows at the Second City changes every few months, but the ongoing Mainstage and e.t.c. stage shows—both written in-house—are consistently hilarious choices.
Only have a weekend in Chicago? Our hospitable Midwestern instinct is to beg you to stay longer, but luckily, you can pack a lot of Chicago into 48 hours. America’s third-largest city is brimming with one-of-a-kind sites: From prohibition-era speakeasies and stunning architectural gems to hole-in-the-wall taco joints and Michelin starred restaurants, there are endless reasons to visit Chicago. But you already knew that. Take a big bite of Chicago culture with this well-rounded smorgasbord of things to do, see, eat and drink in the city by the lake. And come back for a longer stay next time, won’t you?