Arts and Cultural
Art Institute of Chicago
This legendary art museum features a vast collection of Impressionist and Pointillist paintings, and works by Picasso, Dali, Matisse, Pollock and more.
Bank of America Theater
Watch top-rated dance performances, musicals, plays and Broadway shows at this exciting venue, formerly known as the Shubert Theatre.
Since 1926, this theater has hosted vaudeville acts, and now showcases pop performances and Broadway shows in a stunning palace-style setting with marble accents, soaring ceilings and mirror décor reminiscent of Versailles.
Chicago Cultural Center
A beautiful neo-classical building with glass domes and mosaic walls, this multimedia art complex hosts daytime and evening concerts, often free of charge.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
With an outstanding repertoire of music year-round, this celebrated concert group performs everything from classical favorites to modern jazz.
Points of Interest
Chicago Children's Museum
Learning becomes fun at this family-friendly museum with three floors of interactive exhibits.
Chicago History Museum
Step into the past and explore permanent and rotating exhibits of art, historical objects and artifacts when you visit this incredible collection of Chicago and American heritage.
Field Museum of Natural History
Nine acres of exhibits in geology, botany, anthropology and paleontology offer the visitor an excellent education, and kids love the massive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton!
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
This restored settlement house honors Jane Addams, a tireless promoter of civil rights and women's suffrage.
Millennium & Grant Park
Downtown Chicago's gorgeous green space is a showcase for music, art, architecture and landscape design.
Found on the shores of Lake Michigan, this historic pier is a family attraction center with more than 50 acres of shopping, dining, cruises, events and entertainment, a smart destination for those wondering what to do in Chicago, Illinois.
Willis Tower: Skydeck
Climb to the top of Chicago's tallest building (formerly the Sears Building) and enjoy exhilarating views of the city from the 103rd floor.
Comprised of two towers connected by an open walkway, this corporate landmark is one of the city's most notable monuments.
Magnificent Mile & Streeterville Shopping District
Some of Chicago's best shopping and dining can be found along Magnificent Mile, which features designer shops and high-end boutiques. For a hipper, more eclectic shopping experience, try Streeterville located two blocks to the east.
Old Town Shopping District
Once a hippie paradise, this neighborhood between North Avenue and Division Street on North Wells Street is now one of Chicago's hottest spots for nightlife, dancing and comedy.
State Street Shopping District
Alive with motion and bustling energy, this main thoroughfare offers a bounty of shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities.
Wicker Park & Bucktown Shopping Districts
A large artist community lives amongst the Victorian mansions of this neighborhood, which has a gritty bohemian feel and boasts the trendiest restaurants and shops in the city.
Sports and Entertainment
Chicago Golf Club
Test your golfing skills and practice your swing on this golf course, which features an open layout and plenty of bunkers for a challenging round of golf.
Seadog Cruises Lake Tours
Choose a high-speed lake tour or slower architecture tour on a thrilling boat ride, ideal for both kids and adults.
Soldier Field Stadium
Get into the gridiron action at the home of the infamous Chicago Bears NFL team.
World-class entertainers perform and the Blackhawks skate like demons in this venue, headquarters of the Chicago Bulls NBA team.
US Cellular Field
Indulge in America's favorite past time under the open sky and watch the Chicago White Sox baseball team win.
Home of the Chicago Cubs major league baseball team, this epic field is a national sports mecca.