There are a million places to visit and things to do in Chicago. Chicago boasts some of the best cuisine, attractions and entertainment in the U.S., including many of the top 100 restaurants in the country, some of the tallest building in the U.S., world class museums and a spectacular lakefront.   Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium.  Catch a fly ball at Wrigley Field. Take in a show at The Chicago Theatre. Ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy near perfect weather with day time temperatures in the mid- 70’s and nighttime lows in the mid-50s.


Chicago is known around the world for its architecture.  Whether you tour downtown or a neighborhood, expert docent guides will tell you the stories behind the buildings.  Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers more than 85 tours to choose from.

You’ll find the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum of Natural History all located on a single campus on the city’s beautiful lakefront. 

The Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the U.S. featuring an extraordinary collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Chicago is also home to the Museum of Contemporary Art with a permanent collection that spans media and movements from the 1920s to the present. Both are in walking distance of The Drake Hotel. 

Explore Chicago’s rich and diverse history at the Chicago History Museum, located in Lincoln Park a few miles north along the lakefront from The Drake.  There you’ll also find the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the nation. This zoo is open every day of the year and free to all who visit.

Visit 360o Chicago and view the city from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Observatory. If you’re daring you might try “Tilt” and lean out over the Magnificent Mile from 1,000 feet above in a glass enclosure.

Discover a state of the art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds free cultural programs throughout the year in Millennium Park, a 25 acre park in the heart of downtown Chicago created in a space that once was an unsightly industrial rail yard.  

Find information on all these and many more options by clicking below to view the Chicago Visitors Guide

Chicago Visitors Guide