Choose Chicago is the official destination marketing organization for Chicago, Illinois, with the mission of bringing regional, national and international business and leisure visitors to Chicago for the economic benefit of the City, the community and membership. Choose Chicago ( publishes a free Official Visitors Guide, available online or in print by request.  In addition, they publish a free Chicago Travel Kit.  Visitors may also subscribe to their free email newsletter.

Choose Chicago
301 East Cermack Road
Chicago, IL 60616

The official website of the Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office is  Visitors may request a free printed Travel Guide or subscribe to an email newsletter

Illinois Bureau of Tourism
100 West Randolph
Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601

The City of Chicago Office of Tourism also operates an informative website for tourists.  They also provide a Chicago Greeter program for personalized assistance in the city.  The Chicago Greeter program offers visitors (groups of up to 6) a chance to hook up with a local for a FREE tour of 25 neighborhoods, architectural attractions, hidden gems, or whatever special requests the visitor might have.  The program even includes a FREE VISITORS PASS for use on the CTA's "EL" or Bus system!  The program also offers an INSTAGREETER© option; this option allows visitors who didn't have time to make a reservation to meet up with a Chicago Greeter representative at the Chicago Cultural Center and spend an hour with them walking around the loop!  It is a fantastic way for visitors and locals alike to discover the hidden gems of Chicago!

And for the most up-to-date and extensive info on dining, music, and theater go to the Chicago Reader, and then to Metromix or Centerstage.

Here is a link to the addresses and opening hours for the City of Chicago Visitor Information Centers.