Looking for Something Fun to Do in Chicago? Check out some of the city’s attractions and learn how to get around!


As the official Chicago visitors' site, Choose Chicago is your guide. Use our Events Calendar to find comedy shows, pro sports games and more. Check out our Listings to discover new restaurants and browse our Itineraries to take in all the sights — from Willis Tower Skydeck to 360 CHICAGO and everything in between.

Chicago's Historic Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile
Credit: © Choose Chicago

Milennium Park
With 25 acres of awe-inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millennium Park is Chicago’s premier green space. 

Millennium Park celebrated its 10th anniversary season in 2014 with dozens of free events and programs including new art installations, outdoor concerts, films screenings and more. This fall and winter season, the fun continues with ice skating and holiday caroling in the park.

Don’t miss "The Bean," an eye-catching favorite year round. Take a picture in front of Cloud Gate, the official name for this massive, stainless steel structure that’s become Chicago’s signature landmark. In its mirror-like surface you'll see not only your own reflection, but the stunning downtown skyline. 

Click HERE to learn more.

Millennium Park Aerial  Credit: © Choose Chicago

Historic Navy Pier®: Chicago's lakefront playground and the Midwest's premier leisure destination, attracting more than 8.9 million visitors in 2013.

Navy Pier is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!

There's so much to do in our 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions. Click HERE to learn more.

Navy Pier Front Entrance  Credit: ©Choose Chicago

Getting Around in Chicago
Chicago is a walking city with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago's address grid system. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. So an address of 3600 North Clark means that it is 36 blocks north of Madison.

It’s easy to get around the city by bus, rail, taxi, or bike.  

Click HERE for a quick overview of transportation options.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system--a regional transit system that serves the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities. CTA provides 1.64 million rides on an average weekday, accounting for over 80% of all transit trips taken in the six-county Chicago metropolitan region. Presently, CTA service is provided by two modes: bus and rail.

Click HERE for a guide to the services from the Chicago Transit Authority