One of Chicago’s Always Free Attractions, the museum has a collection of treasures from the Middle East such as a 5,000 year old mummy, a 40-ton Assyrian sculpture & a 17-foot tall statue of King Tut. Read more.
Located just outside the Damen Pink Line ‘L’ Stop,this mural focuses on the individuality of the people that created the heritage and cultural identity of the community. Read more.
Often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” the free admission conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres inside and out, where thousands of plant species are on display. Read more.
Stroll past three large window galleries with new and engaging artwork to enjoy. This “experimental cultural center” produces art exhibitions, readings, and performances. Read more.
Among the Park’s cool features are a pagoda-shaped pavilion, where you can catch a water taxi to downtown Chicago, and a unique railroad drawbridge. Read more.
Around since 1875, this apothecary's original location is stacked floor-to-ceiling with every medicine, scent and homeopathic brand you can think of. It's one of Lincoln Square's many hip boutiques. Read more.
Today, visitors can explore historic exhibitions, borrow seeds from an heirloom seed library, learn about urban horticulture, eat soup and debate politics, and see contemporary art exhibitions. Read more.
This free admission beach is one of Chicago’s 33 sandy Lake Michigan beaches. Read more.
Milio’s is the place to go for a punk rock haircut. It’s also the former location of 3 rock clubs that hosted now-famous bands such as the Velvet Underground, Prince, REM, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Read more.
The Music Box plays a mix of independent and foreign films, as well as classic (black and white) movie matinees, and midnight screenings of cult classics. Read more.
The cobblestone, mural-lined Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park is home to award-winning theaters, art galleries, a seasonal farmers market, and cute cafes. 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.
This Chicago landmark presents jazz nightly, from traditional to experimental, amid a "speakeasyesque" décor. Read more.
Mosaic portraits in Founders Hall celebrate Dr. Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the museum, Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American Mayor, and DuSable, Founder of Chicago. Read more.
Located in trendy Logan Square, Revolution Brewing is one of Chicago’s artisanal brewing companies. Try the Bacon Fat Popcorn at their restaurant, which also has vegan-friendly options. Read more.
Popular with locals and visitors, Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles serves soul food up in a stylish dining room. Read more.
The Renegade Craft Fair, which got its start in Chicago, has a permanent storefront in Wicker Park where you can shop year-round for one-of-a-kind DIY goods by over 300 artists. Read more.