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In a city of 3 million, there’s a lot to do! We’ve compiled some favorites in a handy map, but are always happy to answer questions and share tips for making the most out of your time in Chicago. 


This map includes attractions, parks, stores and more, coded by their type:

  • Free attractions that are open to all

  • Live Music, for those looking to enjoy blues, jazz, rock, classical, and more at one of Chicago’s iconic venues

  • Art & Culture, including museums, theaters & performing arts centers, aquarium and planetarium, conservatories, and more

  • Shopping, highlighting the large malls available on the Magnificent Mile and State Street.

  • Only in Chicago, with some of the unique offerings you can only enjoy in the Second City–skydecks, river tours, ice skating, and more. 


Looking for more recommendations? Choose Chicago has an always-updated list of the best things to do and places to see!