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Chicago United States of America, Illinois

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  • Shopping (3352)
  • Architecture (3280)
  • Museums (2630)
  • Food (2339)
  • Sightseeing (1268)
  • Restaurants (985)
  • Culture (617)
  • Parks (613)
  • City Trip (539)
  • Live Music (523)

Chicago was highly rated for shopping by 1,707 guests from the United States!

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Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Chicago start with?

Anne
Anne, Australia

9 days ago Report

The Chicago Art Institute is fabulous, as is the Museum of Science and Technology. I also loved going to the University of Chicago Oriental Institute museum on campus.

Why do you recommend Chicago for food?

Mark
Mark, United States of America

12 days ago Report

Chicago's secret is it's culinary life. It boasts 2 of the top 5 restaurants in the country, very good selection of ethnic restaurants and is gaining speed on it's slow food and gourmet food markets.

How can you enjoy the sights in Chicago while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Unknown location

22 days ago Report

If your able to travel during the week it was much less busy and we hardly waited in any lines for anything

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Chicago.

Jonathan
Jonathan, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Within 5 minutes walk of the hostel there's a lot of large shops, all of which seemed incredibly cheap as a traveller from the UK. There's also the outlet centre near the airport which was somehow even cheaper!

What did you discover about the museums in Chicago that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Anonymous, Unknown location

7 days ago Report

In retrospect should have bought one of those "fast passes" after Willis tower, fine art museum, field museum, shedd aquarium, etc- would save money if you are going to all of them.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Tania
Tania, Brazil

28 days ago Report

I like very much to be in Eataly Chicago. inside, Birreria is a good place for lunch and Nutella bar has a excellente crepe.

Did the theater performances in Chicago live up to their reputation?

Shawn
Shawn, United States of America

13 days ago Report

Top notch, after all, it IS the Second City, where many of the FNL peeps got their start

Is there more to shopping in Chicago than just brand-name stores?

Kathleen
Kathleen, United States of America

28 days ago Report

I did not see small businesses on Magnificent Mile, although that does not mean you cannot find little boutiques somewhere. For the most part, I would say it is brand names or designer stores.

What makes the people from Chicago so friendly? Tell us your story.

Judy
Judy, United States of America

2 days ago Report

On several occasions while we were walking through the city we had need of directions. Even at 10:00 pm a young lady stopped and found directions for us on her smart phone. We like to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever we go and most everyone we spoke with about this was very receptive and appeared to want to hear what we had to share regarding the truth of Jesus Christ.

What's the best way to make the most of Chicago by foot?

David
David, United States of America

26 days ago Report

Wear appropriate walking shoes and clothing, your next too a giant body of water that will change weather conditions anytime and get a strong umbrella it's called the windy city for a reason!

Where's the best place to view the skyline in Chicago?

Dana
Dana, United States of America

13 hours ago Report

The Navy Pier or Shedd Aquarium are great. Also Willis Tower or Hancock Center provide a great view from above

What makes fine dining in Chicago stand out?

Barbara
Barbara, Canada

21 days ago Report

Food quality and service are important to us. We dined at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Food & Service was amazing. Dining is costly here but as my husband said, it was well worth every penny for the food, service and experience. The staff was wonderful. We also dined at Carmines (an Italian Restaurant on Rush Street). Once again, wonderful food and experience.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Chicago?

Rita
Rita, United States of America

13 days ago Report

Live blues at the Kingston Mines, Buddy Guy's Legends, Blue Chicago, and more.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 347 endorsements
  • 9 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Chicago has to offer?

John
John, Canada

5 days ago Report

Get on Halsted ave and drive DT tithe 50's find the Girl and the Goat and you have 25 great places in view. Pizza? Ask a local, they love to tell you their top 3. Even Giordano's at Rush and Superior was excellent( sausage) but be prepared for the size!

What are the best attractions to see on a tour in Chicago?

Shawn
Shawn, United States of America

13 days ago Report

Most def. the River Tour, the architectural tour, the Cultural Center, Art Institute, Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Water Tower Place

What makes Chicago one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Frank
Frank, Canada

4 days ago Report

On both of my trips to Chicago I have found the people to be pleasant and well mannered.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Chicago?

Eric
Eric, United States of America

15 days ago Report

The Untouchable Tours gangster Bus tour, and the Wendella 90 minute lake and Chicago River cruise.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 178 endorsements
  • 7 answers

Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Chicago?

Sally
Sally, Canada

17 days ago Report

We bought a 7 days CTA pass for $28USD, you can travel anywhere in Chicago, it's a great bargain. Buses, train and maps are so easy to follow and the bus drivers and CTA staffs are very helpful to answer any question.

Why do people say Chicago can be seen best by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

14 days ago Report

Easy to get around due to the grid layout of the streets. Also public transportation is great especially the El train. I used the Red Line numerous times to get as much sightseeing as possible in 2 days.

Which foodie haven did you discover on your recent trip to Chicago?

Bryonna
Bryonna, United States of America

19 days ago Report

M Burger is the best! Try the chicken Betty and Thank me later!

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