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Things to Do in Chicago

There are a million places to visit and things to do in Chicago. Seriously, a million. So how do you choose between all of Chicago's top restaurants, nightlife.


Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline bristling with skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, sleek, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.

  • Michigan Avenue 
  • Wrigley Field
  • Explore Chicago’s underground pedway
  • Lou Malnati's
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Second City
  • 360 CHICAGO
  • Myopic Books
  • Lollapalooza
  • Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Logan Square's farmers market
  • Meditate in nature at North Pond
  • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 
  • Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
  • The Field Museum 
  • Catch the view at the Hancock Center's Signature Lounge
  • Explore the full 219 acres of Humboldt Park
  • Lakefront
  • Bike the lakefront
  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck 
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Millennium Park 
  • Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain 
  • Museum of Science and Industry 
  • Richard H. Driehaus Museum 
  • Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach.
  • Walking Tours
  • Cloud Gate 
  • The Field Museum
  • Grant Park
  • Green Street Smoked Meats
  • Goose Island Beer Company's brewery tour.
  • Enjoy a killer view of the city at Promontory Point
  • Bike one of the country’s finest trail systems
  • J. Parker, above the Hotel Lincoln in Lincoln Park
  • Ravinia
  • Skydeck at Willis Tower
  • Green Mill cocktail lounge
  • Willis Tower Skydeck
  • Portillo's - order a juicy Italian beef sandwich
  • North Avenue Beach
  • Boat Tou
  • The Magnificent Mile 
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
  • Chicago Architecture Cruise
  • Party on a boat on Lake Michigan
  • Kingston Mines