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Best of Chicago Guide

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Chicago
The windy city is a cornucopia of modern art, fine dining, cutting edge comedy, and die-hard sports fans. Snap a photo of your reflection in the silver Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park before heading to Grant Park to get hit with the refreshing spray of Buckingham Fountain. There are dozens of museums and theater companies in Chicago, so a cultural experience is never hard to find. You’re sure to laugh your head off at the Second City Theater, the professional launch pad of many famous comedians.

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Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
This Classical Renaissance structure, guarded by two bronze lions at its entrance, boasts one of the world's great art collections, including the trademark "American Gothic."
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet
Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for... more Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time. That legendary night is brought to life featuring a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... Wed. 2pm & 7:30pm; Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. 8pm; Sat. 5pm & 8pm; Sun. 3:30pm & 6:30pm. (Summer Sunday hours June through September - 2pm & 5pm) less
Attraction type: Performances
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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Attraction type: Symphonies
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Alinea
Alinea
Ranked #1 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $150 - $1,000
Cuisines: International
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Polo Cafe & Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
Polo Cafe & Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
Ranked #2 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $4 - $35
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Mexique
Mexique
Ranked #3 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Price:
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Ranked #5 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Magnolia Studios
Magnolia Studios
$99 - $149
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown
$115 - $293
Ranked #28 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 of 5
Chicago Getaway Hostel
$56 - $197
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Talbott Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Talbott Hotel
$187 - $481
Ranked #2 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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Thompson Chicago
Thompson Chicago
$216 - $554
Ranked #4 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
$208 - $631
Ranked #7 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Langham, Chicago
5.0 of 5
The Langham, Chicago
$349 - $924
Ranked #1 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
$362 - $775
Ranked #3 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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The Peninsula Chicago
5.0 of 5
The Peninsula Chicago
$362 - $1,293
Ranked #5 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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