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Chicago’s family fun options are nonstop—just like your kids. Here are our top picks in and around Chicago for families, including world-class museums, historical sites and Lake Michigan beaches.
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In a Bucktown woodworking class, students give abandoned building materials new life.
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Between Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, there is a public beach for everyone. Play beach volleyball, rent a sailboat, or relax with a cocktail and a book.
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Whether you want your fried chicken to be the ultimate in comfort food or a trendy twist on a classic, the Windy City has you covered. Here are three distinct takes on this Southern staple.
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Chicago draws women ready to experience the outstanding shopping (and getaway-special experiences) on some of the most famous streets and in little neighborhoods. Come evening, check out Broadway...
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Hear the history behind some of Chicago’s most impressive landmarks on one of these free guided tours.
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Forget about day-trip traffic and parking hassles. Hop aboard an Amtrak train from Chicago’s Union Station, and in just 90 minutes, you’ll be exploring a new-to-you beach, brewery or stadium.
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Spend an afternoon hanging out with belugas at Shedd Aquarium.
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Get your kicks on a nostalgic, kitschy, friendlier-than-a-front-porch drive down the Midwest stretch of Route 66. We dug up our favorite captures from the Mother Road in Illinois, Missouri and...
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Swank or silly, dreamy or down-home. Whatever your mood, Chicago has a patio to match. Here are four destinations that serve top-notch food in atmospheric settings.

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