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Chicago: A Traveler’s Guide

Where to eat, what to do and where to stay in the Windy City

See the best of what this city has to offer, from foodie-favorites to perfect weekend escapes. We’ve gathered together the chicest hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping destinations for every type of trip. There are low-key lakeside activities on the North Shore and family-friendly activities for kids. You’ll also find nightlife suggestions that include bars, clubs and places ideal for post-dinner dancing.

The Best Spas in Chicago
Relax in comfort and style at these exclusive spots.

The Best Workouts in Chicago
Get fit and toned at these stylish studios.

10 New Restaurants in Chicago
Read more about these great places to eat, drink and unwind.

Chicago’s Ever Expanding Retail Scene
There have been hints of an Oak Street/Gold Coast revival over the past two years, and it’s finally in full swing.

The Best Shopping in Chicago
See where to shop for everything from clothes to accessories.

The Best Restaurants in Chicago
Here are the top places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner like a local.

Shopping for Children in Chi-Town
Your guide to Chicago’s very best stores for kids.

Hebru Brantley’s Guide to Summer in Chicago
The graffiti artist turned painter—who counts Jay Z and the Pritzker family among his fans—offers the inside scoop on his native city.

Three Hot Foodie Spots in Chicago
Check out the city’s newest restaurant offerings.

The Best Bars and Clubs in Chicago
Find out where to dance the night away or casually sip a cocktail.

The Best Museums and Galleries in Chicago
Here’s a closer look at this city’s most impressive art collections and exhibits.

5 Chicago Rooftop Bars Equipped for Cold Weather
Check out these elevated hotspots open year-round in the Windy City.

The Melmans are Coming
Three new ventures from the heirs to one of Chicago’s most successful restaurant groups.

Lake Town Escape: Day Trip Destinations in Harbor Country
For city dwellers flocking to Southwestern Michigan this summer, a few of our favorite urbane outposts.

The Best Hotels in Chicago
Check out the most luxurious hotels and resorts this city has to offer.

The Best Attractions and Activities in Chicago
Take a ride on a boat cruise or visit one of the country’s oldest zoos.