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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.”
  • 408 locals recommend
Zoo
“Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States. ”
  • 457 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.”
  • 462 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball franchises. It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.”
  • 393 locals recommend
Art Museum
“So it's not the MET, or the Louvre, but it's worth it. It has murals by Diego Rivera,Van Gogh, and some other masterpieces that give an amazing context to past and future artistic experiences.”
  • 155 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.”
  • 312 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Right on Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium is a state of the art facility that makes a great day trip.”
  • 183 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Built in 1921, The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, & is one of the largest such museums in the world.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.”
  • 371 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district with the most retail stores per square mile in the entire nation!”
  • 220 locals recommend
Art Museum
“My favorite Art Museum in Chicago! The exhibits are always changing and they have a lovely cafe for coffee or lunch after viewing the exhibits. It is right off of Magnificent Mile, therefore you can do some shopping after as well. ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“Wander the paths, kayak through the gorgeous canals, set up a BBQ on the beach, get a game of baseball or soccer going...this is a great summer spot. What I love most about Belle Isle is the diversity of the people who come to enjoy it. It's truly a great reminder that we're all the same, that we all want to enjoy life, that we're all here together :)”
  • 125 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Like walking back in time. It's pure magic. Jazz. Swing. Check the website for cover charges (usually free before 10...?).”
  • 253 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Money well spent...improv comedy show where many SNL alums got their start ”
  • 243 locals recommend
Café
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“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
  • 249 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum that has an excellent collection of art. Very manageable in a few hours. And the building is super cool as well. A quick coffee in the front atrium is a treat. Or a glass of wine in the back entrance is a favorite of mine w/ out having to commit to an entrance fee. Lovely views of the lake. ”
  • 133 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.”
  • 371 locals recommend
Café
“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
  • 249 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A favorite local spot for brunch or dinner. They have outdoor seating to enjoy in the summer.”
  • 245 locals recommend
Brewery
“This is one of the original Chicago craft breweries despite only being around 10 years. This is on a great stretch of Milwaukee avenue with multiple food and bar options nearby. Great people watching up next to the windows.”
  • 200 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“This is a great hangout either winter or summer. This place has a slushy machine with rotating drinks but their standard is a Frozen Negroni”
  • 199 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“If there's ever a discussion about the best burger in Chicago, Au Cheval is in that discussion (I put it in the top three for sure). It even has smaller satellite locations around town called Small Cheval, where you'll get more of a traditional diner atmosphere as opposed to the main restaurants upscale diner feel.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great cocktails and food. Don’t leave before midnight when chocolate chip cookies are served.”
  • 157 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Visit the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building for one of the best views of the city. ”
  • 156 locals recommend

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