Chicago, Illinois USA

With towering skyscrapers overlooking tulips on The Magnificent Mile, Opening Day baseball at Wrigley Field, and a stunning Millennium Park beginning to bloom — springtime in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement. Whether you’re visiting Chicago for business or pleasure, you can expect to find world-class dining, attractions, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.

If you’re looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further! Enjoy the great outdoors with a sightseeing tour on the river boats, a play date with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo or a scenic ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa, jet set through spectacular downtown shopping malls or cozy up to a bar for some craft cocktails. In Chicago, dining is an activity in itself, with over 5,500 restaurants that line the culinary landscape and boast star chefs and endless accolades

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The spring season is ripe for arts and culture as well. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. Explore museums and galleries of every variety, like the beloved Shedd Aquarium and esteemed Art Institute of Chicago. And take in sensational performances — from live music, comedy, dance and opera.

As the official Chicago visitors’ site, Choose Chicago is your guide. Use the Events Calendar to find concerts, street festivals, and the latest exhibit openings. Check out the Listings to discover fun tours and new eateries, and browse Itineraries to take in all the sights — from Willis Tower Skydeck to 360 CHICAGO and everything in between. Book your hotel and start planning your trip now!

What to See and Do in Chicago

Chicago Attractions

Start your Navy Pier adventure with a ride on the Pier’s most distinctive landmark: the 150-foot Ferris wheel. Step into one of 40 gondolas for an exciting ride and unparalleled view of the skyline and lakefront. Also, when weather permits, check out the whimsical musical carousel, Wave Swinger lift-and-twirl ride, miniature golf course, remote control boats, and more.
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Museums in Chicago

Science rules at the three great institutions of Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus! Among The Field Museum’s 20 million specimens is Sue, the largest and most complete T. rex ever found. The Field offers various guided explorations from 30-45-minute tours of favorite exhibits to the full-day Behind-the-Scenes Tour which of permanent collections, special exhibits, storerooms, libraries, and working laboratories. Group Visits and the comprehensive Tour Operator Planning Toolkit explain discounts on admission and onsite food, free parking, how to arrange special docent presentations, and more.
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Chicago Theatres

Groups are dazzled by the mega-hit musicals, plays, and dance productions straight from Broadway as well as world premiere productions that grace the stages of landmark Loop theaters in the Downtown Theatre District through the Broadway in Chicago series. Offer your group the thrill of a lifetime with an unforgettable tour. Broadway in Chicago’s Historic Theatre Tour takes you behind the scenes of such great venues as Bank of America Theatre and Cadillac Palace Theatre
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Chicago Blues and Jazz

Chicago’s lush nightlife is filled with cool jazz and soulful blues. Here are a few legendary lounges – all within walking distance of downtown hotels – we think your groups will like. Buddy Guy’s Legends has been a Mecca for Chicago-style blues for more than 20 years. Give your groups a classic nightclub experience at The Redhead Piano Bar. For more than 50 years, the Redhead has been a favorite place for patrons 21 and older to enjoy piano and vocal stylings and conversation in an upscale, comfortable atmosphere.
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Comedy Clubs in Chicago

Audiences from around the globe know that Chicago is the place to go for world-class comedy improv. Let your groups in on the jokes at these great spots. Odds are good that your clients already know about The Second City and the smart, funny social and political satire it serves up every night of the week. But they may be stunned to learn how many of their favorite comedians – such names as Aykroyd, Belushi, Carell, Colbert, Murray, Sedaris, and countless others – launched their careers at this legendary spot just north of downtown.
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Chicago NightLife

For an authentic Chicago neighborhood experience, there’s no better place than Sheffield’s in Lakeview. The large, outdoor patio complete with picnic tables is the perfect place for casual conversation or an impromptu bar game. Whether it’s for an after work happy hour amongst locals or getting the weekend party started, the best people watching in Chicago is at the Cedar Hotel. The trendy, Near North Side establishment has a large outdoor courtyard overlooking the festivities on Rush Street.
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Shopping in Chicago

Shopping in Chicago, Illinois. From Marshall Field to Montgomery Ward, Chicago has a fabled history in the world of retail. In fact, to keep up with the orders from our city’s droves of catalog companies, Chicago build the world’s largest post office. We’ve come from promising beginnings to lead a “magnificent” shopping legacy.
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Sports in Chicago

The first Cubs game at Wrigley Field was played on April 20, 1916. Today, it’s the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and one of the most popular attractions in Chicago. The stadium is known for its traditional setting and charmingly old fashioned sensibilities – including an ivy-covered outfield wall and manually operated scoreboard. From Ernie Banks to Ryne Sandberg, the “Friendly Confines” are shrouded in a rich baseball history and a staple trademark of Chicago’s famed Wrigleyville neighborhood.
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All Information has been gathered with help from the official Chicago Tourism Board – http://www.choosechicago.com/

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