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Museums, shopping, a free zoo, an off-the-beaten-path Mexican restaurant, a hotel for social travelers—here's our guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Chicago.
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When you’re looking for some of the coolest holiday displays in the Chicago area, be sure to check these out.
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A parade. A carriage ride. A lavish buffet at a historic hotel. A hip condo and caroling. Celebrating Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago means breaking from our home for the holiday traditions—and...
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One Chicago CityPass (about $100) grants holders access to up to five attractions in addition to sweet perks (go ahead, skip the line). Interested? Here’s how to make the most of a weekend in Chicago...
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Part rock show, part audience participation and part silly (see how one mouth can turn marshmallows into a bunny sculpture), Blue Man Group mashes up a night out.
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When you need a day trip from Chicago or a weekend getaway from the big city, you don't have to go far. These escapes—including Amish Country, Indiana; Galena, Illinois; and Lake Geneva,...
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Winter casts a magical glow over cityscapes—especially at these destinations offering some of the Midwest's most treasured holiday traditions.
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Feeling guilty about telling your dog to "Stay!" when you hit the road? Ride along on a vacation built around places that let dogs join the fun.
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We invited 9 writers to take one cool tour of their hometown. Read why they loved getting a fresh perspective on familiar surroundings, and then book a tour in your backyard.
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Sampling the magic of old-time train travel, a couple riding west finds time to relax, reconnect and experience an almost bygone era.

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