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WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO
It’s almost easier to tell you what you can’t do in Chicago than what you can. Check our guide to what to do in Chicago and start planning how you’re going to see it all.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN CHICAGO
If you’re hungry or thirsty, you won’t be for long in Chicago! This is an incredible foodie town, with gourmet groceries, an epic beer and spirits scene, world class restaurants, and the best bartenders around.
Whether you’re looking for live music, art fairs, festivals, family-friendly events, theater, tours, farmers markets, or any other fun event you can think of, you’ll never be bored when you’ve got so many options!