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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.

Memorial Day is this weekend, so we've got a roundup of Chicago hotel deals to help you relax without breaking the bank.

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

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!