From the cultural to the culinary and everything in between, Chicago has a little something for everyone. Treat yourself to the city’s culinary wonders, visit its beaches and rooftop bars for a taste of the outdoors, explore the famous Riverwalk, or wander through one of its world-class museums. This friendly Midwest city will welcome you with open arms and send you home with a full camera roll—and a tighter belt.
Tips for Navigating Chicago
- Chicago is a major culinary destination. To avoid long waits at restaurants, reservations are encouraged. OpenTable and Yelp are helpful for this purpose, as are the restaurant websites themselves.
- For easy access to the Chicago spots we recommend visiting, see our full list on Google Maps.
- Planning to visit more than one of Chicago’s great cultural attractions? Consider purchasing the Chicago CityPASS for discounted and VIP access.
- For tips and tricks on navigating Chicago’s public transportation system, visit transitchicago.com/howto, and be sure to download Google Maps on your smartphone to access simple transit instructions.
This waterside walkway allows you to observe some of the city's most gorgeous architecture from a new perspective. You can also grab a drink at one of the many bars or board a Water Taxi for a leisurely trip to Chinatown.
Willis Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo
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