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Top Things to Do in Chicago
Museums, shopping, a free zoo, a hotel for social travelers—here's our guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Chicago.
Discover Chicago's Secret Side in This New Guidebook
A Chicago transplant reveals—and revels in—her adopted city’s surprising secrets.
36 Hours in Chicago
Big city, little time? You can still pack a lot into a short Chicago visit, and get a feel for the city by mixing touristy sites and local hangouts. This itinerary includes photo ops at "The Bean" and Saturday Night Live's "Wayne's World" couch, plus stops at authentic Mexican restaurants, hipster basement bars—and, of course, a deep-dish pizza spot.
5 Amazing Hidden Places in Chicago
Fragments of buildings from across the world. A 19th-century strolling garden. A silent-film star's prized possession. Some of the city's best-known destinations have historic gems tucked away in hidden corners—or hiding in plain sight. Here's where to find them.
Top Things to Do Along Chicago's North Shore
Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, the communities of the North Shore seem farther from the bustle of downtown, thanks to abundant green spaces, including the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Magic of Chicago's Midnight Circus
Under a not-too-big top, a Chicago troupe uses the magic of circus to expose kids to the arts and raise funds for city parks.
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A Literary Getaway to Chicago
Chicago's lit history runs deep. But don't just read about it. Take a bookish getaway to the Windy City.
Fall Arts Walk in Chicago's Wabash Arts Corridor
Buildings serve as wall-size canvases in the Wabash Arts Corridor, downtown Chicago's open-air gallery.