Things to do in Chicago

Sort by Tribes
Categories
Show local favourites
2201 Results
  • 1
    Millennium Park

    Millennium Park

    Ranked #1 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.1462 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesHistory

    This is a public park free for all. Main attractions include cloud gate, the Pritzker Pavilion and the crown fountain. This park is wonderfully designed by the famous architect Frank ...

  • 2
    Art Institute of Chicago

    Art Institute of Chicago

    Ranked #2 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.5261 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    This place is magnificent! One of the best art museums I’ve been to. Didn’t have enough time to explore (only had three hours...). We had lunch there, too, and it ...

  • 3
    Willis Tower

    Willis Tower

    Ranked #3 overall in Chicago things to do
    8.7296 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withAdventureFamiliesArtsy

    Great adventure spot! Maybe not for the faint of heart but try it anyway! Bonus points for watching Ferris Bueller first!

  • 4
    Wrigley Field

    Wrigley Field

    Ranked #4 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.2248 reviews
    Sports, Baseball Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryOutdoorsy

    On my most recent trip to Chicago I was able to pick up tickets to one of the Cubs playoff games against the Dodgers. Unfortunately it was a loss but ...

  • 5
    Family Pavilion At Navy Pier

    Family Pavilion At Navy Pier

    Ranked #5 overall in Chicago things to do
    8.1235 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Entertainment, Cruise, Theme Park, Pier
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Great place to take the family for an afternoon of rides and fun! Lots to do at Navy Pier.

  • 6
    Cloud Gate

    Cloud Gate

    Ranked #6 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.1181 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Popular
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesOutdoorsy

    The experience of watching visitors from all over the world marvel at the wonder Chicagoans affectionately call "the bean" is worth the hustle of finding parking. Don't pass Cloudgate by ...

  • 7
    Shedd Aquarium

    Shedd Aquarium

    Ranked #7 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.1161 reviews
    Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureStudents

    Great way to see all the animals and awesome way to learn about then! Could go on a field trip or anything fun like that!

  • 8
    John Hancock Center

    John Hancock Center

    Ranked #8 overall in Chicago things to do
    8.9162 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Other, Landmark
    Popular withFamiliesAdventureArtsy

    Tourist staple. Amazing view of the city. You can go to the top, get a drink, and take in the sights.

  • 9
    The Field Museum

    The Field Museum

    Ranked #9 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.3131 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    If you’re looking for more of a self paced cultural experience in the city of Chicago, be sure to check out the Field Museum and some of their most interesting ...

  • 10
    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Lincoln Park Zoo

    Ranked #10 overall in Chicago things to do
    9.0134 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsyAdventure

    Free zoo that doesn't feel like a free zoo! Plenty of animals and a train ride to keep you and the kiddies entertained.

var ListPage = { maxTries: 20, interval: 0, xhrRequests: [], update: function(url, count, callback){ var fingerprint = "&t=" + (new Date().getTime()); var reqcount = "&req_count=" + count; this.loader("on"); var self = this; var req = new XMLHttpRequest(); req.open("GET", url + fingerprint + reqcount, true); ListPage.xhrRequests.push(req); req.onreadystatechange = function() { if (req.readyState === 4 && (req.status === 200 || req.status === 202)) { eval(req.responseText); self.loader("off"); if (req.status === 200 || req.status !== 202 ) callback(req.status); if (req.status === 202) { if (count < self.maxTries) { setTimeout(function(){ListPage.update(url, ++count, callback)}, self.interval); self.interval += 100; } else { callback(req.status); } } } }; req.send(null); }, loader: function(status) { var spinnerD = document.querySelector('.spinnersD'); var spinnerM = document.querySelector('.spinnersM'); if (spinnerD && spinnerM) { if (status === "on") { spinnerD.className = "spinnersD shownow"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM shownow"; } else { // hide spinnerD.className = "spinnersD"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM"; } } }, ajax: function(url, callback) { this.update(url, 1, callback); } }; ListPage.ajax("https://www.skyscanner.com.sg/trip/hotels/hotel_suggestions?action=index&clean_path=chicago&controller=topics&country_code=&current_user_id=&filters=&id=2000000000012&klass_name=Region&list_type=attractions&nearby=false&path=chicago%2Fthings-to-do&place=2000000000012&place_type=City&place_type=region&region=2000000000012", function(status){ if (status === 200) { HotelRates.ajax(); } }); var HotelRates = { hotels: "", ajaxCalls: function(tryIndex) { if (this.hotels) { ListPage.update("https://www.skyscanner.com.sg/trip/hotels/hotel_rates_list?bookable_only=&country_code=&current_user_id=&locale=en-GB&region=2000000000012" + "&" + this.hotels, tryIndex, function(){ var placeholder = document.querySelectorAll('.metasearch_featured .placeholder'); for (var i = 0; i < placeholder.length; i++) { placeholder[i].style.display='none'; } }); } }, ajax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(1); }, singleAjax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(ListPage.maxTries); } };