What to Do in Chicago

Get to Know The Magnificent Mile

Take an alphabetical trip down Chicago's Magnificent Mile

What to Do on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Here's where to stop along this beautiful extended stretch of urban parkway in Chicago.

Shopping in Chicago

A Guide to Shopping in Chicago

Historic Chicago Tour

Enjoy Chicago with these tour guide tips.

Things to Do in Chicago

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Chicago is our kind of town: From its rise from the ashes following the Great Fire of 1871 to its stellar skyscrapers and unique style of (what else!) pizza, Chi-Town offers plenty to do … and eat!

Pritzker Pavilion

In less than a decade, Millennium Park in downtown Chicago has become one of the most iconic urban greens in the US; its important architectural and artistic builds include Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture, the Crown Fountain by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa and the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, pictured. Here, crowds gather on the Great Lawn, a vast green space, under a web of steel beams where attached microphones help project sound. People gather for concerts, picnics or to simply admire Chicago’s stunning skyline.  

Enjoying Chicago's Parks

Check out some of Chicago's many grand, sprawling-green parks.

The Secrets of Sue the TRex

Read these fun facts about Sue the TRex.

Millennium Park

Heading to Chicago? Then get out that camera! The Windy City offers plenty of photographic inspiration like this 110-ton-pound stainless steel sculpture -- what locals the “The Bean.” Just head to Millennium Park on the downtown waterfront for a view of the statue that reflects Chicago’s skyline. Then swing by the Magnificent Mile for a look at the new, giant-sized Marilyn Monroe sculpture – another pic fit for the scrapbook.

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