Chicago Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Chicago - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Loop, Including West Loop and South Loop 50

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South Loop 11

The Loop 35

West Loop 4

Near North and River North 23

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Near North 16

River North 7

Pilsen, Little Italy, and Chinatown 22

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Chinatown 3

Little Italy 4

Pilsen 7

Prairie Avenue 6

University Village 2

Lakeview and the Far North Side 17

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Far North and Far Northwest Sides 8

Lakeview 8

Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown 17

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Lincoln Park 11

Wicker Park 6

Chicago Outskirts 16

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Aurora and Vicinity 1

Brookfield 1

Evanston 3

Glencoe 1

Glenview 1

Highland Park 1

Lisle 1

Oak Park 3

Skokie 1

Vernon Hills 1

Wheaton 1

Wilmette 1

Hyde Park 13

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 1

Arts/ Performance Venue 12

Beach–Sight 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

Building/ Architectural Site 46

Cemetery 1

Commercial District 1

Educational Institution 3

Festival–Sight 1

Financial Institution 1

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Golf Course 1

Government Building 2

Historic District/ Site 3

Hotel–Sight 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 10

Information Center 3

Library/ Archive 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Military Site 1

Museum/ Gallery 30

Native American Site 1

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

Neighborhood/ Street 19

Park/ Playground 10

Pedestrian Mall 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 3

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 8

Restaurant–Sight 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports Venue 3

Store/ Shop/ Mall 6

Tour–Sight 18

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 1

Zoo/ Aquarium 3

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Business 18

Family 33

Gay and Lesbian 1

Green 1

Historical 23

New 1

Romantic 1

Service 1

Trendy 3

Views 4

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Andersonville

  • Neighborhood/Street

Just north of Uptown there's a neighborhood that feels like a small town and still shows signs of the Swedish settlers who founded it.

Aragon Ballroom

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Just outside the Lawrence train station a large sign heralds upcoming bands—who play metal, mariachi, and much more—in a dreamy,...

Argyle Strip

  • Neighborhood/Street

Also known as Little Saigon (and Little Chinatown and North Chinatown), this area is anchored by the red pagoda of the El's Argyle Street...

Belmont Avenue

  • Neighborhood/Street

The strip from Lake Shore Drive to Sheffield has an entirely different character than the residential streets nearby. Yes, it has Starbucks...

Boystown

  • Neighborhood/Street

Just beyond Wrigleyville lies this section of Lakeview; it's been a major "gayborhood" since the 1970s, which also makes it one of the...

Cubby Bear Lounge

  • Restaurant–Sight

Diagonally across the street from Wrigley Field stands the Cubby Bear, a Chicago institution since 1953. It is the place where Cub fans...

Devon Avenue

  • Neighborhood/Street

Chicagoans flock here to satisfy cravings for Indian, Middle Eastern, and Asian fare, or, as the avenue moves west, a good Jewish challah.

Graceland Cemetery

  • Cemetery

Near Irving Park Road, this graveyard has crypts that are almost as strikingly designed as the city skyline. A number of Chicago's most...

Lakeview Homes

  • Neighborhood/Street

Two- and three-story gray-stone houses and other residential buildings line the quiet, leafy side streets heading east and west of Boystown...

Lincoln Square

  • Neighborhood/Street

Long known for its Teutonic heritage, Lincoln Square is home to two annual German fests—Maifest in late May (held around a 30-foot-tall...

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