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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.

Boat or Ferry
“Perhaps the best thing to do when visiting Chicago if the weather permits. The boat architecture tour is amazing, get the sunset cruise tickets.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Tour Provider
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“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
Waterfront
“Take a stroll down the river walk for a brief getaway from all the noise of downtown. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
River
“Wonderful location with great restaurants, pubs, go fo a walk or a boat river and/or boat cruise.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“If you want a spot that’s very romantic and has a speakeasy feel, sit downstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“A summer hotspot on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel, with skyline views & upmarket cocktails. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perfect for a girls' night or fun date night. Loud atmosphere, chandeliers, and great food. Be prepared to talk 100 decibles louder than you're used to. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“This is a great concert venue. They constantly have bands performing, big names too!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
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“Seriously: my favorite touristy thing to do in my city. And I do. At least every few years because our skyline is ever-changing. The docents are filled with knowledge and tid-bits that turn this tour into a storytelling adventure.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bar/Lounge this speakeasy has it all! Live music, performances, black and white movies, a whiskey bar (just to name a few things) ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Get in line early...They usually run out of donuts by 10am. The menu is simple and to the point. They don't offer as many flavors like other doughnut stores, but that's kinda the charm. Saves the stress of having to pick and choose which ones to get. Try the buttermilk old fashion, and it's the bomb with the perfect crunch. The place is tiny, can only fit like 4-5 people in there at once. There's no seating inside so you have to wait to eat them or just devour them outside of the store like we do.”
  • 28 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Great music scene and BBQ/wings, etc. Very popular nightlife bar. Check the website before going to see if its live music or karaoke night.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Chicago -where the skyscraper was first built- boasts some of the best architecture in the world. Take a tour to find out some great facts!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Hotel
“No Trump won't be there at all. Just the Hotel! Great start point for a walk. If you appreciate architecture you'll appreciate all downtown. This is also about the same distance as all the other 10 minute ride. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Only available in Chicago and DC. Delicious steaks, the best quality of ingredients. Very formal restaurant. Make sure to dress up before dinner”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Restaurant bar in the heart of River North with great food and service. They also serve brunch. ”
  • 22 locals recommend