Chicago

“Chicago is the home of the blues and the truth of jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. With a wealth of iconic sights and neighborhoods to explore, there’s enough to fill a visit of days, weeks, or even months without ever seeing the end.”

Off the beaten path guide to

Chicago

Places to See

Pilsen
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
1831 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-3455
a historically Mexican neighborhood with a variety of food options, murals, shops and museums
Hyde Park
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, USA
the home of University of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Obama’s house, Renaissance Society, Promontory Point
Lincoln Park
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
2045 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614-4707
a residential neighborhood featuring a free Zoo, the famous Lincoln Park and Chicago’s “beach”
Wicker Park & Logan Square
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
2363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
dubbed for it’s artistic influences and experimental restaurants, independent boutiques, coffee shops & bars
Wrigleyville
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
1027 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613-4986
a neighborhood built around its baseball stadium featuring many sports bars
West Loop
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
West Loop, Chicago, IL, USA
known for restaurants, brunch, bars, coffee shops, murals
River North
6AM to 11PM
€-€€
River North, Chicago, IL, USA
great for fine dining, mainstream clubs, bars & lounges
Museum of Science and Industry
Temporarily closed
€-€€
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Sprawling, hands-on museum full of informative, child-friendly scientific & industrial exhibits.
Field Museum
Temporarily closed
€-€€
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
State-of-the-art museum of science & invention, with the world's largest Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
Temporarily closed
€-€€
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Downtown museum showcasing post-World War II paintings, sculptures, photos, videos & performances.
Wicker Park
10AM to 4PM
€-€€
1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Great for an evening stroll, jog or bike ride
The 606
6AM to 7PM
€-€€
1805 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
A 2.7-mile elevated pedestrian path that connects Logan Square, Humboldt Park
North Avenue “Beach”
Wednesday at 9:30pm | Saturday at 10:15pm.
€-€€
1600 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60613, United States
stunning skyline views in front of the beach; in the summertime, watch fireworks on Wednesday at 9:30pm and Saturday at 10:15pm.
The Art Institute of Chicago
Temporarily closed
€-€€
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Renowned art museum holding nearly 300,000 works from all over the world, spanning many centuries.
Skydeck Chicago on Willis Tower
12 to 12:30AM
€-€€
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States
photo opportunities of the skyline on a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor
Chicago Architecture Tou
10AM to 4PM
€-€€
111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Awarded as one of the most popular tours in America, the tour is a must-do for those interested in the history of Chicago and how the city unfolded

Places to Eat

Ming Hin Chinatown location ($$)
10AM to 12AM
€-€€
2168 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
affordable and authentic dim sum experience.
Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings ($$
11:30AM to 9PM
€-€€
2002 S Wentworth Ave #103, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
housemade dumplings with various choices for fillings.
Chicken Farm and Shop ($$)
Temporarily closed
€-€€
113-125 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
just WOW, the chicken biscuit and potatoes are a must try.
90 Miles Cuban Cafe ($$
10AM to 9PM
€-€€
2540 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Great Cuban food with nice outdoor seatings.
Serai ($-$$)
12 to 9PM
€-€€
2169 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Authentic Malaysian/Singaporean restaurant.
Roister (brunch $$; dinner $$$$)
10AM to 3PM | 4 to 9PM
€-€€
951 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
amazing brunch alert; the BEST chicken and waffles I’ve ever had.
Duck Duck Goat ($$-$$$)
4:30 to 11PM
€-€€
857 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Chinese fusion small plates; same chef as above; truly 10/10 creative and delicious.
Girl & The Goat ($$$)
4:30 to 9:30PM
€-€€
809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
small plates with adventurous ingredients, family style, 2-3 months prior reservations recommended.
Au Cheval ($$)
12 to 9PM
€-€€
800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
the best burger in town” infamous for 2-5 hour waits; no reservations; Small Cheval ($) is a similar chain that offers the casual version of Au Cheval
Lou Malnati’s Pizza ($$)
10:30AM to 10PM
€-€€
439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza can be found in this local favorite; be wary of long lines and expect at least a 40 minute wait

Places to Drink

The Office
Temporarily closed
€-€€
955 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
The space is small and intimate and the service is great
Booze Box
6 to 10PM
€-€€
823 W Randolph St Downstairs, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Artful Japanese small plates & clever cocktails served in chill, modern digs with an open kitchen.
Blind Barber
9:30AM to 6:30PM
€-€€
948 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
A funky, shave-&-a-haircut shop opens to a '70s-themed bar with cocktails & grilled cheese.
The Library
4 to 8PM
€-€€
190 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Spectacular views and a stately ambiance
The Violet Hour
4 to 8PM
€-€€
1520 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Creative cocktails & small bites define this sophisticated, stylish bar.
The Up Room
Temporarily closed
€-€€
2018 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
Intimate 13th-floor lounge atop the art deco Robey hotel with chic cocktails & sweeping views.
Cerise
Temporarily closed
€-€€
203 N Wabash Ave 26th floor, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Hip hotel venue offering rooftop drinking & dancing with spectacular city views until late.
Raised
3 to 8PM
€-€€
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Hip indoor/outdoor hotel lounge featuring craft cocktails, small plates & a deck with skyline views.
LondonHouse Chicago
12 to 9PM
€-€€
85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Hip bar
Cindy’s
Temporarily closed
€-€€
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Hip, stylish rooftop bar/eatery at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with choice seasonal fare.

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