The Local Tourist Guides

We've been sharing things to do in Chicago for 16 years, so we know a thing or two about the Windy City.

Things to do in Chicago

There are so many things to do in Chicago, it's hard to know where to start. Click here for ideas on places to go in the Windy City.

The Local Tourist's Guide to Millennium Park

Millennium Park is an impressive Chicago park that is a destination for both locals and tourists. It's the most popular attraction in the city, and with its great architecture, peaceful gardens, and year-round calendar of events it's easy to see why.

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.

Ultimate Guide to Navy Pier in Chicago

There are so many things to do at Navy Pier. There's a reason it's one of Chicago's most popular attractions. Find out everything you need to know with this ultimate resource for Navy Pier.

Christkindlmarket Ornaments

Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual Christmas market modeled after the German markets in Nuremberg, Germany, that attracts more than one million visitors per year. Find out everything you need to know before you go to this holiday tradition.

Free Things To Do in Chicago

Free things to do in Chicago including events, attractions, museums, parks, and more. Whether you're looking for free events in Chicago, activities, or things to do this weekend, start here.

Chicago Skyline from Skydeck

Here's an obvious statement: exploring Chicago can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be, and just because you're on a budget, doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun things to do.

Buckingham Fountain at night

Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, is one of the most spectacular landmarks in Chicago and one of the largest fountains in the world.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a free Chicago zoo that's open 365 days a year and features animals from every climate. We've got your guide on things to do at this popular Chicago attraction.

Known as the "People's Palace," the Chicago Cultural Center is an active center for the arts

The Chicago Cultural Center is a downtown landmark and one of Chicago's brightest gems. Known as The People's Palace, it was the nation's first free municipal cultural venue, and today its programming in the arts makes it one of the most popular attractions in the city.