Chicago is bursting with world-class, big-city culture. But at its heart, it’s a Midwestern city — which means a warm welcome and genuine hospitality. No matter who you are or what you love, you’ll fit right in exploring world-renowned museums, a jaw-dropping waterfront, Tony Award-winning theaters, iconic architecture, one of the most inclusive LGBTQ+ communities, and 77 vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that are at the heart and soul of the Windy City.


Food & drink

The food options in Chicago are as diverse as the city itself, from Chicago-style hot dogs (seven toppings, no ketchup) and pizza to avant-garde tasting menus and dim sum in Chinatown. There is something for everyone, from craveable cheap eats to world-renowned fine dining.

Music scene

Chicago knows how to keep a party going — after all, it is the birthplace of house music and Chicago-style jazz. Experience the unforgettable energy of Chicago’s music and nightlife scene, which includes late-night dance floors, renowned comedy clubs, and other legendary venues.

Parks & outdoors

With its more than 600 facilities, 70 nature preserves, and endless miles of trails and lakefront, Chicago is truly known as “the city in a garden.” Known for its expansive parks and playgrounds, fine-sand beaches, hidden gardens, and lively riverfront, Chicago offers an urban oasis in every neighborhood.

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