Getting There

Chicago O'Hare Airport

Roughly 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, O'Hare Airport is a short distance from some of the best pizza, shops and sightseeing in all of Illinois.

10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666

Eat

EL Ideas

EL Ideas is an experimental restaurant that offers a unique dining experience with imaginative new foods, including café au lait gelatin and caviar, and Japanese snapper perfumed with a broth made with ambergris.

2419 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60608

See & Do

Joong Boo Market

At Joong Boo Market visitors can find foods rarely seen outside of Korea. It’s also home to a seafood shop and a small café. Purchase a variety of foods, including raw Korean flatfish and soondae, a Korean blood sausage with rice.

3333 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Eat

Magnolia Studios

Roughly 5 blocks from Kathy Osterman Beach and Lake Shore Drive is Magnolia Studios, a different type of hotel that gets visitors away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago.

5705 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Eat

Next

At Next, chef Dave Beran uses ingredients to come up with unique dishes. The menu changes every 3 months. Try their salted, fried and dried ayu fish, or the duck served with a sauce made from black peppercorns, red wine and roasted duck jus.

953 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607‎

See & Do

Publican Quality Meats (PQM)

Visit Chicago's meatpacking district and check out Publican Quality Meats, a meat market and sandwich shop where they make charcuterie in the basement for the family of Chicago restaurants owned by Paul Kahan and Donnie Madia.

825 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

See & Do

Rare Tea Cellar

Rare Tea Cellar's rare tea blends inspire chefs to experiment with new and unusual ingredients. Some of the tea blends include finger limes from Australia, honey truffles from Hungary and truffle peelings from France .

3701 N Ravenswood Ave, Unit 101 Chicago, IL 60613

Sleep

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Located just blocks from Lake Shore Drive, the Sofitel hotel is our luxurious pick for where to stay in Chicago.

20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

See & Do

Supreme Lobster & Seafood Company

One of the most sophisticated seafood operations in the country, Supreme Lobster imports seafood from all over the world and uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor the freshness of the seafood from the moment it leaves the water.

220 E North Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181