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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“One of the biggest Museums in America with an amazing collection. The Modern Wing collections and Impressionists are my favorite. Also the best way to bring creative gift is to visit museum shop.”
  • 407 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
“Millennium Park is definitely worth seeing. You can find a lot of historic and modern sights, as well as the Chicago Art Institute in the park. During the summer time you can enjoy concerts, festivals and outdoor activities out there.”
  • 478 locals recommend
  • 19 Experiences
Outdoor Sculpture
“If you want a Bird's Eye View and a cocktail, go to Cindy's across the street ”
  • 154 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
“The fountain is another of Chicago's significant landmarks in the center of Grant Park. Great for a day to walk around and enjoy the day!”
  • 64 locals recommend
  • 11 Experiences
“Skating ribbon (ice-skating in winter; paved surface in summer); rock climbing; mini-golf.”
  • 74 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
“Just one of the most beautiful buildings I've been in and it's free. Marble staircases seem to weave through each other like an Escher drawing and they take you up to a room with the most magnificent Tiffany glass domed ceiling.”
  • 63 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
“The trails are walk, run and bike havens. It's amazing how spectacular how awe inspiring nature is in this big city.”
  • 86 locals recommend
“Great place to get a drink and see the city. It's a beautiful rooftop in any season. Firepits and atrium make it possible in the winter too. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
“French Baroque-style 3,600-seat auditorium showcasing national musical & comedy acts since 1921.”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Tour Provider
“The Center IS the center of the Chicago architecture scene - start here and plan your trip! MUST DO in the warm months - Architecture boat tour on the Chicago River. There are also walking tours, both inside and outside; and guided and self-guided tours. See the virtual display of the world's tallest buildings! ”
  • 68 locals recommend
“Take a stroll down the river walk for a brief getaway from all the noise of downtown. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
“Wonderful location with great restaurants, pubs, go fo a walk or a boat river and/or boat cruise.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“A summer hotspot on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel, with skyline views & upmarket cocktails. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Now a hotel, this gem has been completely restored, such that it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Go to the second floor and feel like you’re in Hogwarts. Go up to Cindy’s on the 13th floor for a cocktail and the best view of the lake to be found in my fair city.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This is a great concert venue. They constantly have bands performing, big names too!”
  • 26 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences