Things to Do

by BootsnAll  

chicagosceneThere is so much to see and do in Chicago, even life-long residents can never claim to have seen or done it all. The city is jam-packed full of activities and sights for every interest and budget. Some of the top things to do in Chicago include:

Theatre
Chicago is home to a vibrant theatre community. From opera and Shakespeare to Broadway plays and children’s theatre, we have a variety of shows for every taste.

>>> more information on theatre in Chicago

Shopping
The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue north of the Chicago River) is known for it’s swanky shops, but it’s not the only place where you can score some fabulous fashions. Whether you want to give your credit card a workout or shop for discount designer clothes, you’ll find your perfect selection of shops.

>>> more information on shopping in Chicago

Nightlife
Chicago has a very active nightlife. Many of our bars and clubs even stay open until 4am. The city has everything from basic dive bars to swanky velvet-rope clubs.

>>> more information on nightlife in Chicago

Neighborhood festivals
During summer months, Chicago plays hosts to hundreds of small neighborhood festivals, most of which offer food, drinks, entertainment and shopping with a low (or no) admission fee.

>>> more information on Chicago’s neighborhood festivals and free events in Grant Park

Events and holidays
Chicago knows how to celebrate, from New Year’s in January to Christmas in December, and all the holidays in between.

>>> more information on events and holidays in Chicago

Attractions in Chicago
Grant Park. The Shedd Aquarium. The Willis Tower. These are the sights most people want to visit, and with good reason. These attractions and others are well worth visiting for both adults and kids.

>>> more information on attractions in Chicago

Sightseeing tours
Visitors to Chicago can choose from a range of tours, which can help them see a lot in a short time and gain a better understanding of the city as they learn about Chicago’s history from a local expert.

>>> more information on sightseeing tours in Chicago

Sports and Events

Catch a Cubs game, listen to live music at the Ravinia outdoor festival, or cheer on your chosen horse at the Arlington Park racetrack

Check out Chicago Passes to save money on attractions in Chicago.

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