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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
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“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.”
  • 412 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“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.”
  • 482 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Even if you're not interested in the fishes, you still MUST come here to see the view of Chicago! ”
  • 193 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Chicago has world class museums, and Field is my personal favorite. The building is beautiful, the setting is impeccable, and the exhibits are informative as you'd expect. They have things to entertain children as well, like the IMAX. If you're into museums, put this one on your list. ”
  • 199 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“One of the most famous landmarks in Chicago, a must-see! Surrounded by a lot of great Chicago architecture.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This is my favorite museum in the city, and it's right here in Hyde Park! It's got everything—a gigantic model train layout, an interactive coal mining simulation, an *entire submarine*, and so much more! It's a great visit no matter how much or how little time you have.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Building
“The Willis Tower is a 110-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Planetarium
“The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Building
“The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper. Take cool pics from the Skydeck! ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Cast your vote on what many have declared the best burger in town at Au Cheval. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Soldier Field is an American football stadium located in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It opened in 1924 and is the home field of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, who moved there in 1971, and the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, who will start playing there in 2020”
  • 92 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Grant Park is a wonderful area with amazing views of the city, especially near Buckingham Fountain, which you must stop by if you go here. It's also near our old Chicago neighborhood, the South Loop. Most of the big summertime events in the city happen here.”
  • 95 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious, American fare in hip environment. Chef Stephanie Izzard is famous for winning Bravo's Top Chef.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Museum
“Lot's of great Mexican art, it also has a great gift shop! The best part about this place is that it's also free. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Garden
“By far one of my favorite spots in Chicago. Free and simply a beautiful and visually pleasing space. Even a small area dedicated to toddlers and kids. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere.”
  • 61 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“Cast your vote on what many have declared the best burger in town at Au Cheval. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Delicious, American fare in hip environment. Chef Stephanie Izzard is famous for winning Bravo's Top Chef.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Bar
“On special nights their upstairs hall has musicians and artists from all over play for attendees. Tickets for events can be purchased on The Promontory website under the Music Venue tab.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bar
“Incredible ambiance, delicious food, and a craft beer list that could please anyone. Brunch here is a must! While you are waiting for your table head downstairs to the Punch Bar for a cocktail in what feels like a finished basement in Wisconsin.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
“No frills neighborhood BAR. Great beer/cocktails/Food. It gets wild late night on weekends so if that's not your scene then I recommend going earlier in the evening ”
  • 85 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Great neighborhood BBQ place and good drink selection. Dine in or carry out ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Has one of the best views in the entire city. If it’s your first time in Chicago or you’re a local, this is a great rooftop bar to enjoy the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Millenium Park ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Diner
“Great traditional diner with in an in-and-out coffee/pastry service attached.”
  • 60 locals recommend

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