8 One-Hour Chicago Attractions
Museum of Contemporary Art
Destination: For some cool insights, hop on one of the free 45-minute tours at this hot spot one block east of the Mag Mile. The docent-led tours can focus on the current exhibition as well as pieces from the standing collection. Admission charged (312/280-2660; mcachicago.org).
What you'll see: Tours vary, but the museum's permanent collection includes more than 2,500 objects of visual art from 1945 to the present.
Tip: The museum is closed on Mondays and has free admission on Tuesdays, plus free jazz concerts on Tuesday evenings through early fall.