Sights & Activities

Not a museum person? There’s tons to do in Chicago that doesn’t involve being ushered through exhibits and galleries. Check out the many sights and activities to see in Chicago, from Navy Pier to Buckingham Fountain.

C2E2 2012: Chicago Gets Its Geek On

C2E2 2012: Chicago Gets Its Geek On

What’s got Daredevil, John Cusack, C3P0, scantily-clad women, a bubble show and great deals on graphic novels? The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo! Check out this recap of all 3 days of C2E2!

Pickwick Theatre: A Modern Jazz-Age Marvel

The Pickwick is one of the few remaining movie palaces left in Chicago still open and operating today. It allows visitors to revel in the glamour of the Jazz Age as they take in the latest films Hollywood has to offer.

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Mark Smith runs a tight ship at the poetry slam held on Sunday nights at the Green Mill.

Holiday Hangover: Party With a Purpose!

Holiday Hangover: Party With a Purpose!

Party with a Purpose — Come to the Holiday Hangover Event to benefit Big Love Little Hearts. Hosted by Ultimate Performance Chicago

The Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Pedway

Oh, the Chicago Pedway. What a perfectly unique quirk in this city full of surprises. This underground system of tunnels connects Chicago’s Loop, a fascinating and functional city below the city.

Christmas in Chicago

From the Chistkindl Market to Zoo Lights to WinterFest, Chicago is full of holiday spirit. So get out, go ice skating, check out Macy’s holiday windows, and enjoy the season! It won’t last all winter…

Winter Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago

Ah, ice skating. A winter tradition, and one of the only things that will tear Chicagoans from their cozy fireside cocoons before heading back for a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Whether you’re a novice or pro, getting out for at least one skate is a must.

Chicago Zoo Lights: A Holiday Tradition

Starting in late November, a Chicago holiday tradition will be unveiled at the Lincoln Park Zoo. More than a million sparkling lights fill the zoo, creating one of the brightest parts of a Chicago winter.

CTA Holiday Train

So you’re waiting for the L on your way to work; it’s freezing, you missed your alarm and woke up late, this is gonna be a bad day. But, wait! It’s Santa… on the L? Yep, it’s the CTA holiday train, and it’s coming to a station near you!

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Chicago’s famous fashion avenue dresses up in over one million lights for the 20th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival this Saturday November 19.

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

One Night in Chinatown: A Photo Collection

Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side is one of the city’s least-appreciated yet coolest places to visit. Check out our visual representation of a night in Chinatown… then visit and experience it yourself!

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

The Harris Theater at Millennium Park

Situated directly behind the Pritzker Pavilion, the Harris theater is one of the gems in the Millennium Park crown and, as of 2003, one of the great venues in Chicago for viewing dance and music events.

Chic-A-Go-Go: Chicago’s Dance TV Show

Chic-A-Go-Go: Chicago’s Dance TV Show

Chic-A-Go-Go is a children’s television dance show that’s a hybrid between American Bandstand and Soul Train. This year, Chic-A-Go-Go celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Spirit of Chicago Cruises

Spirit of Chicago Cruises

Whether you’re looking for a dinner cruise with a great view of fireworks, an afternoon at sea, or a morning on the water with an endless breakfast buffet, Spirit Cruises offers a variety of excursions to suit whatever it is you are looking for.