Home to some of the greatest architecture in America, world-class museums, and a dynamic dining scene, it’s no wonder Chicago is one of the best largest-cities to explore. Stroll around Grant Park on the edge of Lake Michigan, take an architecture tour via a cruise down the Chicago River, grab a slice of infamous deep-dish pizza, or laugh your head off at the Second City Theater — the professional launch pad of many famous comedians. Whether you’re taking a family trip, couples retreat, or a weekend getaway with friends, Chicago has something to offer for everyone.

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FOR THE CITY SEEKER

The Loop

Often a first stop for visitors, The Loop is undoubtedly the most iconic part of the city. The Loop is home to many famous attractions including the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and Grant Park. With easy access to public transportation and the highest concentration of lodging in the city, there’s plenty of room for all who want to take advantage of the theaters, shopping, and entertainment in the area.

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FOR THE CULTURE SEEKER

Lincoln Park

Home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park is one of the most historic and diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. Tons of greenspace along Lake Michigan give sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and draw lots of activities to the area. Take a stroll around Armitage and Halsted for great shopping opportunities, grab a bite at a world-class restaurant, or quench your thirst at an energetic brew house.

Gold Coast

Charming architecture lines the streets of this upscale neighborhood. The Gold Coast is a serene and peaceful part of town that houses upscale boutiques and restaurants for locals and visitors alike. It is a largely residential neighborhood that celebrates its historic architecture and lies close to Lake Michigan, where residents can enjoy a twilight walk or a bike ride in the park.

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FOODIE PARADISE

River North

The go-to district for lovers of art and design, River North is one of Chicago’s trendiest areas with plenty of clubs and bars. Perhaps the most famous landmark in River North is theMART where visitors can take cooking classes and explore the high-end interior design studios that have set up shop in the space. Eat like a local in the authentic Italian food hall Eataly or choose from the multiple award-winning restaurants in the area.

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