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.

Le Sud, the charming French-Mediterranean restaurant located in Roscoe Village, now offers a happy hour menu available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Local Tourist's Guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show

This is the most comprehensive, ultimate guide to the Chicago Air and Water Show available. Includes where to watch, who's performing, how to get there, and where to stay.

Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet announced the much anticipated lineup of Encore Events surrounding the festival.

At the time when we need it most, this unlikely hero takes a stand for visibility, equality and inclusion...

Two of my favorite types of food are barbecue and Mexican cuisine. Put some low-and-slow and a plate of tacos in front of me and I'm a happy woman.

Galena is a magical town. It has historic Bed and Breakfasts, historic churches, historic parks, and a historic history museum.

Featured Events

Fun scavenger Hunt
340 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654
8056035620
How Much: 
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.

Two Lane Gems - Meet the Author Theresa L. Goodrich
Barnes and Noble - West Dundee
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL 60118
847-426-5614
How Much: 
Free

Do you love a Great American Road Trip? Then you'll want to join author Theresa L. Goodrich for a special appearance at Barnes & Noble!

07/13/2019 - 1:00pm
light sculptures by artist GIIVENS
Public Works
1539 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 529-7128
How Much: 
$5 suggested donation

An Art Exhibition and Dance Party

06/28/2019 - 8:00pm
Fashion Designer Jamie Hayes
Siren Betty Design
401 N. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622
How Much: 
$15

The Chicago Fashion Incubator hosts a discussion with expert panelists.

06/25/2019 - 6:00pm
Life Drawing invitation
Siren Betty Design
401 N. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622
How Much: 
$15

Learn to draw the human form!

06/27/2019 - 7:00pm