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.
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.
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.
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.