The "Historic Route 66" begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more.
This landmark building houses free public events, such as lectures, films, music and dance events. They have the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome. Read more.
This is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Henry Crown Space Center features rockets, shuttles, satellites, rovers and probes. You can even see the actual Apollo 8 spacecraft! Read more.
This 24.5-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. Read more.
The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one. Read more.
Spend a day playing in the sand with the Chicago skyline on one side and endless blue on the other. Access Oak Street Beach via the underground tunnels at Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. Read more.
The three International style federal buildings that form a plaza around Calder's Flamingo were designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe. Read more.
Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in over 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork The Four Seasons portrays six scenes of Chicago. Read more.
Located outside the United Center’s east end, the sculpture, which can be seen without buying a ticket to a Bulls or Blackhawks game, celebrates one of Chicago’s most internationally known figures. Read more.
The Auditorium Theatre was designed and constructed by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan; it opened in 1889. Read more.
The Chicago Board of Trade was designed by Holabird & Root, and is an example of Art Deco style architecture. Read more.
Built in two phases during the late 1880s and early 1890s, the Monadnock reveals the change in modern architectural construction in the late nineteenth century. Check out the amazing staircase inside. Read more.
Sculptor Pablo Picasso never named his sculpture – nor did he ever explain what it represents. Read more.
Did you know? A piece of the Berlin wall is one of the many special stones embedded in the wall of the Tribune Tower. Head to the Western Brown Line 'L' stop to see another Berlin Wall monument. Read more.
Mark Blue Chicago on your map; the venue offers plenty of live music at a convenient downtown location. Read more.
Local and international legends play here, and Buddy Guy himself graces the stage of his authentic blues club, where memorabilia like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker’s guitars complete the atmosphere. Read more.
How can a bar sitting on prime Mag Mile property be unsung? It’s a mystery, but we don’t mind, because for an after-work cocktail there’s perhaps no better perch than one of this bar’s window seats. Read more.
Warm popovers stand in for bread, filets are tender and rich, and brunch gets served in bento boxes with themes— “griddled” (pancakes and French toast) and “hangover” (burgers, fries and sunglasses). Read more.
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Ask Charles Joly to make you The Old Man, the Monk, and the Sea. Read more.
The food is rich and flavorful, from the perfect-for-snacking Scotch egg to the Gage burger, served a juicy medium-rare and dripping with melted onion marmalade and gobs of Midwestern Camembert. Read more.
If your idea of winding down involves 12-year single malt, a Montecristo cigar and rubbing elbows with businessmen, you’ll find all three on the seventh-floor patio lounge of this Park Hyatt stunner. Read more.
Pizzeria Uno invented the deep-dish, and there is no arguing with fans that it's still number 1. – Camille Ford, Food Wars Read more.
Making a Chicago-style hot dog, with all its requisite toppings, is also known as "dragging it through the garden". Read more.
Just a drunken stumble from the Grand Red Line station, this sporty brewpub offers six house-brewed beers to sip on. Read more.
No time for dinner? Opt for the lounge, a gingery Sepia Mule cocktail and the sweet-salty-smoky flatbread of fresh peaches, creamy blue cheese and bacon Read more.
There’s no opening wide for these things—these are cupcakes that are, for once, of manageable size. That may convince you that you can eat more than one, which you probably can. Read more.
If you want to unwind in style, this is your hotel. James Hotel is one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels. – Samantha Brown Read more.