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What to do in Chicago

United Center visitor guide
12 January

United Center visitor guide: everything you need to know

There are plenty of reasons to check out what’s on at the United Center when you’re visiting Chicago - the Bulls and the Blackhawks are two of those reasons. Before you head to the stadium for your event, make sure you don't break any of the policies in place related to bags, food, and cameras.

Soldier Field visitor guide
12 January

Soldier Field visitor guide: everything you need to know

Nestled between Chicago’s bustling downtown “Loop” and the city’s gorgeous lakefront, Soldier Field’s superb location makes it an incredible place to see a show or game. Just don't get caught bringing unauthorized bags or other items into the stadium. This guide will ensure a smooth experience for your next Chicago Bears game or event.

Wrigley Field visitor guide
12 January

Wrigley Field visitor guide: everything you need to know

Whether you’ve come to town to take in a show and are looking for other great things to do in Chicago, or you’re a lifelong resident and diehard Cubs fan, a visit to Wrigley Field will always go much easier, no matter the event, if you know what you’re getting into beforehand. That’s why learning about the stadium’s policies is so important.

Allstate Arena visitor guide
12 January

Allstate Arena visitor guide: everything you need to know

The Allstate Arena, formerly known as the Rosemont Horizon, is a multipurpose arena hosting sports and entertainment events since its construction in 1980. Get to know the bag, camera, and food policies, as well as how to get to this popular suburban Chicago venue.

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Plan your luggage storage in Chicago

Make the most out of your time and find luggage storage near Chicago hotspots before checking-in into your hotel or AirBnb.


Best brunch in Chicage
13 January

Best Brunch In Chicago: The Definitive Guide

In a city known for its amazing food scene, it's no surprise that Chicago knows how to do brunch. From all the classics to international flavors and meat-free options, the Windy City will definitely exceed your brunch needs.

Where To Stay In Chicago
13 January

Where To Stay In Chicago: The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide

From Lincoln Park to Downtown to Logan Square, there's a neighborhood in Chicago to suit any traveler. Know exactly what you're getting into and read this guide before you book your next Windy City accommodation.

Street food in Chicago
13 January

Where To Find The Best Street Food In Chicago

Chicago is a culinary hot spot, and the street food scene here is nothing short of amazing. Check out our guide on all the best street food options in town.

Shopping in Chicago
13 January

Everything You Need To Know About Shopping In Chicago

Chicago is a shoppers' paradise. From sprawling malls to charming boutiques and vintage stores, you'll have no trouble spending your hard-earned money here.

Hiking in Chicago
13 January

The 11 Best Hikes In Chicago

Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the city and the suburbs of Chicago. There is a trail suited to everyone here, and we have compiled a list of the best.

Navy Pier in Chicago
13 January

The Top 18 Free Things To Do In Chicago

Exploring Chicago can get expensive, but if you arm yourself with this extensive list of exciting free things to do, you will make sure that your wallet gets a much-needed break.

Things To Do In Chicago With Kids
13 January

13 Things To Do In Chicago With Kids

The Windy City is the ideal destination for families. From the Lincoln Park Zoo and lakeside activities to museums and parks, everyone will have a blast on your next visit to Chicago.

Unmissable things to do in Chicago at night
13 January

13 Unmissable Things To Do In Chicago At Night

When the sun goes down, Chicago is usually just getting started. Excellent dining, live concerts, trendy bars, and lively events all await when you head to the Windy City at night.

Best museums in Chicago
13 January

The 10 Best Museums In Chicago

The Windy City is a historic and cultural hot-spot with countless museums to keep you busy. Check out our guide to help you plan all the ones you don't want to miss on your next trip to Chicago.

How to get around Chicago
13 January

How To Get Around Chicago

Navigating the Windy City is easy. The many neighborhood's are connected by trains and buses and individual areas are best explored on foot. You can also rent a car or use taxis if you need to. Our guide will tell you the best options to use and when.

13 January

Chicago Christmas Market: The Complete Guide

Chicago may be cold and windy at times in the winter, but grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the Chicago Christmas markets. They are quite spectacular!

13 January

Best Day Trips from Chicago

While Chicago is a very exciting place, there is much to see outside of the city also. This list of day trips from Chicago will get you started!

13 January

Wine Tasting in Chicago: 10 Places You Have to Try

Chicago has a bevy of spots for wine tasting and wine tours. Start off on the right foot by taking our suggestions of places to go.

13 January

Rooftop Bar in Chicago: 10 Places to Drink with a View

The Chicago skyline is pretty impressive. Where can you find a rooftop bar to see the views? This guide will tell you.

13 January

Best Coffee Shops to Work From in Chicago

If you're in Chicago and need to stop for a work session, these coffee shops will fit the bill as temporary work spaces. Check our list and find one near you.

13 January

What to Eat in Chicago: 11 Treats You Should Not Miss

You've guessed it. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is on our list! Read this guide for more Chicago treats to try while in the city.

13 January

Chicago On a Rainy Day: 12 Things To Do

Chicago can be rainy and windy. This list is just what you need for a wet day in the windy city!

13 January

Music Festivals in Chicago in 2022

13 January

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago

This city is brimming with fantastic eateries. Where to find the tastiest vegan and vegetarian food in Chicago? This list will send you to the best places.

12 January

3 Days in Chicago: Everything You Should Know

A busy time awaits for those seeing Chicago in 3 days. We've got the best itinerary to help you see as much as you can!

Chicago on a budget
12 January

Chicago on a budget: 7 travel hacks to save on your trip

Chicago’s size allows for cultural offerings similar to New York or Los Angeles, but it’s a considerably less expensive place to visit. But still, a few days in any city can add up, especially if you’re looking to save money. Here are some travel hacks to help your budget stretch further.

Beaches near Chicago
12 January

7 beaches near Chicago: Where to go for sun, sand, and surf

With so many great Chicago beaches, superb lakes, as well as a national park within reach, it's always worth adding a beach stop to your list of things to do in Chicago. There’s nothing like hanging out in the shadows of Chicago’s skyline on a sandy beach with friends

12 January

Is Chicago safe to visit? A comprehensive safety guide

Chicago is a terrific city. Like any large and highly populated destination, it's wise to be up to date on safety practices as you tour. This guide tells you what you need to know about staying safe in Chicago.

12 January

8 best hostels in Chicago

The windy city is a destination that'll keep you on the move. When it's time to rest, you'll want to stay in one of the best hostels in Chicago. We've described them here, including a Bounce partner for easy luggage storage.

Romantic restaurants in Chicago
12 January

12 romantic restaurants in Chicago for the best date night

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or a highly-anticipated first time out together, you always want to impress that special someone with a thoughtful and romantic date night. Chicago has no shortage of romantic restaurants, so use this guide to find your perfect date location.

12 January

The Best Time to Visit Chicago 2024: The Ultimate Guide

The Windy City is an exciting place to visit any time of year. When to go should be decided after narrowing down your weather preferences and favorite things to do. We'll help!

12 January

8 must see parks in Chicago

Imagine relaxing on the shores of Lake Michigan or meandering through a conservatory full of 600 species of plants. Parks in Chicago offer these options and much more.

Weekend trips from Chicago
12 January

9 easy must-do weekend trips from Chicago

Chicago is blessed with world-class museums, an amazing food scene, some of the best breweries in the country, and everything else you’d ever want to do. But even the most passionate Chicagoans need to escape the city every now and then. Luckily, there are dozens of superb weekend getaway destinations, all within a few hours’ drive of the Windy City.

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