Chicago is a city that’ll captivate you with a skyline filled with avant-garde skyscrapers. From these heights, you’ll also be able to enjoy unparalleled views of the urban surroundings. The city’s loftiest attraction is the Skydeck at the world-famous Willis Tower. It promises some thrills as you whiz up to this observation deck on the 103rd floor and take a heart-stopping step into a glass box that extends out 4 ft – all while taking in jaw-dropping views across 4 states.

Other unmissable sights include the magnificent Cloud Gate sculpture in the heart of Chicago. You can also take in the cityscape from a different perspective by taking a riverboat cruise. For cool discoveries, head to Chicago’s cultural institutions such as the Field Museum of Natural History and The Art Institute of Chicago before checking out what the stores on Magnificent Mile have to offer. You can also spend a day cheering with baseball fans at Wrigley Field and a night munching on deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hotdog.

What to see & do in Chicago

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The choices of things to do in Chicago are wide-ranging and there’s generally something that couples, families or single travelers can enjoy beyond the magnificent skyline. Indeed, as one of America’s largest metropolises, Chicago’s skyscraper-filled panoramas are truly a sight to behold. Besides taking in the views from the water – be it from any spot on Lake Michigan or a cruise along the Chicago River – you can head...

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Where & what to eat in Chicago

Dining in Chicago introduces you to an eclectic food scene with some of the city’s unique must-tries thrown in. Your culinary adventure in the city might as well start along the Magnificent Mile or the West Loop. Even so, there’s plenty to discover outside these main areas. There are some Chicago treats that have become synonymous with the city’s cuisine. Chicago-style pizzas are one of them, known for their deep-dish...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Chicago

Shopping in Chicago treats you to virtually endless options for retail therapy, be it at world-class malls or at weekly markets where you can score great bargains. Chicago welcomes shoppers from a wide budget spectrum – you can find some of the world’s top brands at well-recognized American luxury department stores or find great bargains at the many discount outlets. Chicago’s markets also are great spots to sample fresh local...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Chicago

Nightlife in Chicago starts to gain momentum after the sun slips behind the city’s skyscraper-strewn skyline with popular nightclubs and cocktail lounges offering fun vibes and lively music. When you’re in the mood for a bar-hopping adventure with friends in the city, you can hit the lively strips such as River North or Wrigleyville and find virtually endless possibilities for a fun night out. Into craft beer? Chicago’s abundance of...

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Useful information

Our useful information about Chicago can help you in the planning process of your trip to this world-famous skyscraper city by Lake Michigan. All the Chicago information pages below include bits and pieces of travel information – there’s even a dedicated page that covers all the ‘essentials’ you’ll need to know about Chicago, including the best times to travel to the city and how to get to your hotel from...

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