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Built in 1914, Wrigley Field – aka the Friendly Confines – is the second-oldest baseball park in the major leagues. It’s home to the Chicago Cubs and…
The MSI is the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere and a place to completely geek out. Highlights include a WWII German U-boat nestled in an…
The second-largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute houses a treasure trove from around the globe. The collection of impressionist and…
There's free admission to Millennium Park, the playful heart of the city. It shines with whimsical public art, both permanent and temporary exhibits, and…
Willis Tower is Chicago's tallest building (and one of the world's loftiest). Breathe deeply during the ear-popping, 70-second elevator ride to the 103rd…
The Field Museum houses some 30 million artifacts and includes everything but the kitchen sink – beetles, mummies, gemstones, Bushman the stuffed ape –…
Half-mile-long Navy Pier is one of Chicago's most-visited attractions, sporting a 196ft Ferris wheel and other carnival rides ($9 to $18 each), an IMAX…
Founded in 1982, this vibrant museum – the largest Latinx arts institution in the US – has become one of the city’s best. The vivid permanent collection…
Where to go on a day trip from Chicago: the 7 best spots
Sep 5, 2022 • 6 Min read
Just beyond Chicago’s city limits, you can scale sand dunes, rev a Harley and amble around vineyards. Here are the best easy day trips from the Windy City.
The Windy City with wee ones: the best of Chicago with kids
Jul 2, 2022 • 9 Min read
With its wealth of interactive museums, fabulous parks, jaw-dropping architecture and family-friendly attitude, Chicago is tailor made for travel with kids.
Chicago’s 14 best city parks for a picnic, outdoor concerts and family fun
Jun 7, 2022 • 7 Min read
Chicago has so many beautiful parks and green spaces, perfect for picnics or a springtime stroll. Here are our picks for the best parks in Chicago.
The 9 best beaches in Chicago for a taste of the lake life
May 31, 2022 • 5 Min read
There's more to Chicago than skyscrapers, museums and restaurants - the city by the lake is also blessed with beautiful beaches. Here are nine of the best.
How to get around in Chicago, from bike-shares to the L
May 28, 2022 • 7 Min read
Chicago is the USA's third-largest city, but efficient public transportation makes it easy to explore. Here are the top ways to get around the Windy City.
Chicago on a budget: L trains, market meals and ticket deals
May 26, 2022 • 7 Min read
Chicago may be big on experiences, but that doesn't mean you have to fork over big bucks. Here are our tips for navigating the Windy City on a budget.
22 free things to do in Chicago: art and architecture, blues and views
May 23, 2022 • 7 Min read
The top attractions might blow the budget, but there are plenty of free things to do in Chicago too. Here's our guide to the best of them.
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Embrace all of Chicago by exploring these 9 vibrant neighborhoods
May 22, 2022 • 8 Min read
Chicago is an architectural wonder but its the neighborhoods of great restaurants, theaters and dive bars that will enthrall you - even on repeat visits.
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Best museums in Chicago: 10 great collections for art, architecture and dinosaurs
May 19, 2022 • 5 Min read
Chicago is home to some of the most incredible museums in the world and it's hard to know where to begin. Here's our pick of the 10 best in the Windy City.
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