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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
Zoo
“Just take the 73 on Armitage and Drake to this FREE zoo, open 7 days a week! A great outing for the family!”
  • 474 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
Baseball Stadium
“Wrigley Field is beautiful place to watch a game. Lots of energy, even if Cubs are losing. Lots of fun to go.”
  • 396 locals recommend
Pier
“Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area.”
  • 326 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
Taco Place
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“Big Star is a short walk from the guesthouse. In warm weather, share tacos and a pitcher of margaritas with friends on the patio. The fish taco is a favorite, but it’s hard to go wrong. Plenty of vegetarian options, too!”
  • 382 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“You're a 20 min walk from the historical Mag Mile- enjoy shopping, scenery and Chicago's famous architecture! ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Leaning on the provocative contemporary art and culture, MCA features new exhibitions every month ranging from all sort of different arts from around the world.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Green mill is about a 30 min ride, but excellent live jazz. No talking allowed during performances, so not ideal if you’re wanting to have a conversation but worthwhile for sure!”
  • 257 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Many of our friends are in shows at The Second City. You cannot go wrong with any of their main stage or UP Comedy Club productions!”
  • 245 locals recommend
Café
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“You're close to one of the best breakfast spots in the Midwest. Plan ahead, but it's pretty great.”
  • 253 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
New American Restaurant
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“One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago and it's in Logan Square. Pretty popular spot so plan properly.”
  • 246 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

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Big Star is a short walk from the guesthouse. In warm weather, share tacos and a pitcher of margaritas with friends on the patio. The fish taco is a favorite, but it’s hard to go wrong. Plenty of vegetarian options, too!”
  • 382 locals recommend
Café
“You're close to one of the best breakfast spots in the Midwest. Plan ahead, but it's pretty great.”
  • 253 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago and it's in Logan Square. Pretty popular spot so plan properly.”
  • 246 locals recommend
Brewery
“Revolution is a neighborhood local brewing company but also has it's own restaurant and bar in Logan Square. They have their beers on tap and its one of the best brewpubs in all of Chicago. Great place to start the night”
  • 205 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Best fried chicken in town, great cocktails (known for boozy slushies), great patio and a good delivery option as well. About a mile south and east ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Cast your vote on what many have declared the best burger in town at Au Cheval. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great cocktails and food. Don’t leave before midnight when chocolate chip cookies are served.”
  • 158 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Have a brilliant meal while also knocking out a observation deck scenery all at once. You will not regret it, though the restaurant may be pricey, you can opt for just Drinks and appetizers at the Lounge.”
  • 159 locals recommend

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