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Top Tips for visiting Chicago

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Inspire Your Travel

Tip

No. 1

Soak up the stunning city views

from the skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower.

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Chicago: Walk or Ride?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a destination is close enough for a stroll, especially in a big city like Chicago. A good rule of thumb is that every 8 blocks will equal 1 mile. To get to locations further away, the city offers unlimited public transportation passes for $10.

Courtyard by Marriott

Tip

No. 2

Admire the city's iconic buildings

on an architecture cruise along the Chicago River.

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Bavette's Bar and Boeuf is the real Chicago steakhouse

Tip

No. 3

Indulge in a slice of deep-dish pizza.

Lou Malnati's in River North is the real deal.

Go

Laugh Until You Cry at Second City

Become part of the improv session. Started in 1959, this comedy club was home to A-list stars like Bill Murray, John Belushi, Tina, Fey, and Amy Sedaris started here.

"The Gwen A Luxury Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago" Find Second City Experiences

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Soak in the festive atmosphere at historic Wrigley Field! Pro tip - Take the red line train and purchase a return ticket so you don't have to wait in line after the game!

Tip

No. 4

Get a behind-the-scenes look

at America's favorite pastime at historic Wrigley Field.

Go

Tip

No. 5

Follow in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright

on a guided tour of his famed buildings.

Go

Chicago’s entire 18-mile coastline is one long bike path.

Tip

No. 6

Snap a perfectly touristy picture

at Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Millennium Park.

Go

Tip

No. 7

Explore history

aboard the U-505 German submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Go

Tip

No. 1

Soak up the stunning city views

from the skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower.

Go

Chicago: Walk or Ride?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a destination is close enough for a stroll, especially in a big city like Chicago. A good rule of thumb is that every 8 blocks will equal 1 mile. To get to locations further away, the city offers unlimited public transportation passes for $10.

Courtyard by Marriott

Tip

No. 2

Admire the city's iconic buildings

on an architecture cruise along the Chicago River.

Go

Bavette's Bar and Boeuf is the real Chicago steakhouse

Tip

No. 3

Indulge in a slice of deep-dish pizza.

Lou Malnati's in River North is the real deal.

Go

Laugh Until You Cry at Second City

Become part of the improv session. Started in 1959, this comedy club was home to A-list stars like Bill Murray, John Belushi, Tina, Fey, and Amy Sedaris started here.

"The Gwen A Luxury Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago" Find Second City Experiences

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Soak in the festive atmosphere at historic Wrigley Field! Pro tip - Take the red line train and purchase a return ticket so you don't have to wait in line after the game!

Tip

No. 4

Get a behind-the-scenes look

at America's favorite pastime at historic Wrigley Field.

Go

Tip

No. 5

Follow in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright

on a guided tour of his famed buildings.

Go

Chicago’s entire 18-mile coastline is one long bike path.

Tip

No. 6

Snap a perfectly touristy picture

at Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Millennium Park.

Go

Tip

No. 7

Explore history

aboard the U-505 German submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Go