Chicago, Illinois
Windy City. City of Big Shoulders. Second City. My kind of town. The City that Works. City in a Garden. Chicago. The third largest city in the United States is a wild, wonderful, booming metropolis....

The Local Tourist is your Chicago local guide, where you can find things to do, restaurants and nightlife, events, and places to stay. Experience the fascination of a tourist; Feel the comfort of the local.

Chicago’s Furious Spoon advertises itself as a place where “ramen meets hip-hop.” This is not your typical ramen shop. Chef Shin Thompson chose the name to give guests the permission to eat ramen the way he thinks it should be eaten – furiously. You are supposed to slurp the noodles furiously so that the noodles and the other ingredients do not overcook in the hot broth.

Get the complete schedule for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, showcasing the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers.

Beer Under Glass is annual event at Garfield Park Conservatory, and is the annual kickoff for Illinois Craft Beer Week, one of the "hoppiest" celebrations of the year.

The Chicago Riverwalk is one of the city's must-visit summer destinations. Located on the south side of the Chicago River, in addition to renting boats and cycles you can also find places to dine. Restaurants line the walkway from Clark Street to east of Michigan Avenue, nearly to Lake Shore Drive. 

The national tour of CHICAGO, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, sizzles with razzle dazzle and foul play. Bob Fosse’s distinctive Broadway choreography—curved shoulders, turned-in knees, finger snaps and jazz hands—captivates. Former NFL star Eddie George headlines as corrupt lawyer Billy Flynn.

Put on your dancing shoes! Here's the complete Chicago SummerDance Schedule 2019.

Featured Events

Tacos at Milwalky Tacos
Milwalky Taco
605 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048
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Join us for an exclusive, intimate, inclusive multi-course dinner with drinks.

05/21/2019 - 6:30pm
Fun scavenger Hunt
340 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654
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From $9-$20 (only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people) after Promo Code: LOCALTOURIST

Turn Chicago into a giant Gameboard with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams solve clues, complete challenges while seeing the sights. A fun interactive adventure.