Things to do in Chicago
Even the most world-weary traveler will find countless cool things to do in Chicago. The Windy City is renowned for its great urban landscape (elevated train, soaring skyscrapers, historic parks, and storied waterfront), but there are also a host of attractions and activities to enjoy—shopping on Magnificent Mile, walking trails along the shores of Lake Michigan, concerts at Millennium Park, baseball games at Wrigley Field, the comic improv stylings of Second City—from Downtown and the Gold Coast to Lakeview, Lincoln Park, The Loop, and Logan Square.
Don’t know what to do in Chicago? Check out T+L’s travel guide, which features listings for everything from docent-led tours by boat with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and cooking classes to funky design boutiques, old-fashioned apothecaries, even a bakery devoted to savory cupcakes. Chicago is a big drinking town; T+L also points you to the city’s best watering holes—classic bars, brew houses, and places where mixology is elevated to high art. If you go for cutting-edge cuisine, vibrant neighborhood scenes, or world-class art and architecture, our travel guide is your resource for planning the ultimate Chicago getaway.
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