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Things to do in Chicago

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“One of the biggest Museums in America with an amazing collection. The Modern Wing collections and Impressionists are my favorite. Also the best way to bring creative gift is to visit museum shop.”
  • 404 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Zoo in a 20 minute walk or 10 minute Lyft ride. Don't forget the Petting Zoo for the kids ”
  • 462 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Millennium Park is definitely worth seeing. You can find a lot of historic and modern sights, as well as the Chicago Art Institute in the park. During the summer time you can enjoy concerts, festivals and outdoor activities out there.”
  • 468 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Wrigley Field is the oldest baseball stadium in the National League (second oldest in all of major league baseball) and just an iconic American venue! I'm obviously biased as a big Chicago Cubs fan, but Wrigley Field is one of the most historic/greatest places in the city (whether you are a baseball fan or not)! Wrigleyville has been overhauled over the last few years and has become a place to go even if you aren't a baseball fan (ice skating in the winter, bars/restaurants and concerts in the summer). ”
  • 395 locals recommend
Pier
“Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area.”
  • 319 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Even if you're not interested in the fishes, you still MUST come here to see the view of Chicago! ”
  • 185 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Chicago has world class museums, and Field is my personal favorite. The building is beautiful, the setting is impeccable, and the exhibits are informative as you'd expect. They have things to entertain children as well, like the IMAX. If you're into museums, put this one on your list. ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Best & most crowded patio in the city in the heart of wicker park neighborhood; good tacos, great whiskey list and killer margaritas”
  • 376 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Tons of shopping and classic Chicago sights and views! Jump on the Redline and be downtown in twenty minutes to enjoy all Chicago has to offer!”
  • 218 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Leaning on the provocative contemporary art and culture, MCA features new exhibitions every month ranging from all sort of different arts from around the world.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Fabulous jazz, small historic place with hidden basement known for escapades during prohibition, Al Capone days and more. Always packed, small cover, an experience worth it for the music and crowds. ”
  • 254 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Just over 2.5 miles away: The world's premier comedy club, comedy theater, and school of improvisation. Live shows every night. Famous alumni include: Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Jim Belushi, Cecily Strong and so many more. ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Café
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“One of Logan Square's favorite places! Farm to table food at a reasonable price. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Only 2.5 miles away - "The Bean" at Millennium Park. A famous attraction with ice skating in the winter, a beautiful park in the summer. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, great whiskey list and interesting modern American cuisine ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This is my favorite museum in the city, and it's right here in Hyde Park! It's got everything—a gigantic model train layout, an interactive coal mining simulation, an *entire submarine*, and so much more! It's a great visit no matter how much or how little time you have.”
  • 140 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Best & most crowded patio in the city in the heart of wicker park neighborhood; good tacos, great whiskey list and killer margaritas”
  • 376 locals recommend
Café
“One of Logan Square's favorite places! Farm to table food at a reasonable price. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, great whiskey list and interesting modern American cuisine ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Brewery
“Revolution is a neighborhood local brewing company but also has it's own restaurant and bar in Logan Square. They have their beers on tap and its one of the best brewpubs in all of Chicago. Great place to start the night”
  • 200 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“One of the best places to be in the summer! Huge outdoor patio. Enjoy the famous negroni slushi while playing ping pong with friends!”
  • 201 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Cast your vote on what many have declared the best burger in town at Au Cheval. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great cocktails and food. Don’t leave before midnight when chocolate chip cookies are served.”
  • 157 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Have a brilliant meal while also knocking out a observation deck scenery all at once. You will not regret it, though the restaurant may be pricey, you can opt for just Drinks and appetizers at the Lounge.”
  • 154 locals recommend

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