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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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The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner description: See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside... more Owner description: See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row! Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Three square blocks of open lakefront complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor music pavillion and ice skating rink; expected to become one of the city's most popular sites.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Parks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field
One of America's smallest, oldest, and best-loved ballparks, Wrigley is home to the Chicago Cubs.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry
Owner description: The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of... more Owner description: The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn—by doing. Just a few miles from downtown with convenient underground parking. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Alinea
Alinea
Ranked #1 of 9,340 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $150 - $1,000
Cuisines: International
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Avec
Avec
Ranked #2 of 9,340 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Do - Rite Donuts & Coffee
Do - Rite Donuts & Coffee
Ranked #3 of 9,340 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $2 - $3
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Doughnut Vault
Doughnut Vault
Ranked #4 of 9,340 Restaurants in Chicago
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
Ranked #5 of 9,340 Restaurants in Chicago
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

ACME Hotel Company Chicago
3.0 of 5
ACME Hotel Company Chicago
$94 - $315
Ranked #25 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave
$91 - $279
Ranked #27 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown
$90 - $302
Ranked #43 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Guesthouse Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Guesthouse Hotel
$172 - $468
Ranked #1 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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The Talbott Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Talbott Hotel
$114 - $415
Ranked #4 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Virgin Hotels Chicago
4.5 of 5
Virgin Hotels Chicago
$144 - $382
Ranked #9 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Langham, Chicago
5.0 of 5
The Langham, Chicago
$302 - $664
Ranked #2 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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The Peninsula Chicago
5.0 of 5
The Peninsula Chicago
$338 - $925
Ranked #3 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
$281 - $911
Ranked #5 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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