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

Horseback Riding

You may not expect to find horseback riding in Chicago, but there are actually a few places in the surrounding area where you can ride a trail.

The Local Tourist Guides

Carillon at Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is an oasis in the northern Chicago suburb of Glencoe. The 385-acre attraction features over 2.5 million plants that represent nearly 10,000 varieties.

The Local Tourist's Guide to Navy Pier

The Local Tourist's Guide to Navy Pier is the ultimate resource for one of Chicago's most popular attractions.

The Chicago Cultural Center is a downtown landmark and one of Chicago's brightest gems.

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Featured Events

Irish Fest Chicago
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
How Much: 
$10 in advance if purchased by the end of the day on July 6 and $15 thereafter. Children 12 and under are free.

Irish Fest is July 7 - 9 and showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities.

Cirque du Soleil Luzia
United Center
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612
How Much: 
$53 - $113

Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico.

La Taberna Tapas
1301 S Halsted Street , Chicago, IL 60607

Get ready to have a great time with each one of your friends and family every Wednesday at a beautiful place to dance! We offer a Salsa Class and then great music by the hottest Latin DJ's!

AlphaBeer: Craft Beer from A to Z
A.J. Hudson's
3801 N Ashland, Chicago, IL 60613
How Much: 
$50 per tickets; $250 table of 6 (limited quantity available)

AlphaBeer is the only event that teaches you about 26 beers - one for every letter of the alphabet!

The Art of Rap Tour
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
How Much: 
$103.93; Get discounted tickets at $88.50

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed documentary produced by Ice-T, The Art of Rap Tour brings together some of hip hop's heavyweights for a concert experience unlike any other.

Rojo Gusano Tacos
Rojo Gusano - Ravenswood
4217 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
How Much: 

This exclusive, inclusive event is sold out. To be notified of future events be sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Strings Ramen Chef Katie Dong
Strings Ramen
2141 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
How Much: 

Join us for an exclusive, intimate, inclusive multi-course dinner with drinks.