What to Do in Chicago

Chicago Snap Shot

Chicago has unparalleled sophistication, class, and style – fine dining, world-famous museums, legendary entertainment, shopping, and much more throughout the city – come and discover why so many visitors fall in love with the city every year.


You'll find magic in such sparkling Chicago attractions as Navy Pier – the Midwest's top destination – and its boardwalk, 150-foot Ferris wheel, boat tours, entertainment featuring performers from around the globe, and countless dining and shopping options.

Millennium Park, the city's newest attraction, offers azzling music, art, landscape design and architecture – including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture – plus splashing in the water of the interactive Crown Fountain during summer, and alfresco dining from spring to fall.

Chicago looks great from every angle as you'll see whether you're exploring the city's astonishing architecture during a guided tour – on foot or aboard a Chicago River boat, lakeshore cruise or sightseeing bus – or you're enjoying the birds-eye view from the 103rd floor Willis (Sears) Tower Skydeck and the 94th floor Hancock Observatory. The city's 29 miles of lakefront paths are just one reason Chicago is one of the world's most walkable cities.


Legendary Retail Districts

Make the most of Chicago's shopping opportunities. One destination for serious shoppers is the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue featuring nearly 500 stores showcasing everything from high-end retail to bargain shopping to specialty stores such as American Girl Place.