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Things to do in River North

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in River North. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite River North attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in River North to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in River North.

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  • LuxeHome

    The world’s largest collection of boutiques geared toward home furnishing and renovation, LuxeHome is a 100,000-square-foot space lined more than 3... More
  • Orange Skin

    Established by two architects in 2001, Orange Skin is dedicated to providing American customers with access to modern international design. As such... More
  • P.O.S.H.

    Proprietor Karl Sorensen travels to Europe and South America three times a year to bring back rare finds for his home and tableware shop. Whether i... More
  • The Bar at The Peninsula

    This elegant cocktail lounge, located on the ground floor of Chicago's Peninsula hotel, is a popular after-work hangout for locals and travelers in... More

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