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Celebrity chefs? Check. World-renowned restaurants? Check. Ethnic dining from around the globe? Check. Chicago's dining scene is unparalleled. From lavish cuisine to deep dish pizza, one thing is for certain in Chicago: an appetite is required.

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If you're wondering where to eat in Chicago, don't worry: we've got you covered. Just make your way through this roundup of famous Chicago restaurants, must-try street food and delicious desserts. From upscale to casual, this list has something for every budget, and you'll get to see a bit of Chicago's history, told through its food.

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Tours & Attractions

At attractions around every corner, from high-flying observatories to Millennium Park where art and music mix with lots of room to play, you'll find fun every day of the year. And special events mean there's always something new to see. Grab your family and go!

Explore amazing Navy Pier, and discover the thrilling rides, activities, dining, shopping, museums, and cityscape views that make it the top destination in the Midwest. Don't miss special events and festivals, huge expositions showcasing flowers, sailboats, art, and toys — to name just a few, and dazzling summertime and holiday fireworks.

Not sure what to see first? Take a tour! Knowledgeable and entertaining guides will show you the sights known around the globe or to the unique architecture, food, and other places that tap into your special passions.

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Arts & Culture

As with all major world cities, you could spend a lifetime exploring all of Chicago's nooks and crannies, but here are some great places to start.

Chicago's museums are so rich and robust that you can explore everything from culture, history, and art to planet Earth, the military, and even surgical science. Our theater scene is just as strong. Catch anything from a world-premiere production bound for Broadway to an edgy drama that will leave you breathless. Or catch some live music and watch your favorite artist make the stage come alive. Chicago is the birthplace of improv comedy, so of course, a comedy club must be on your to-do list.

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Music, Comedy & Nightlife

From hip-hop to indie rock, electronic to soulful blues, every night of the week there's live music from all genres waiting to fill hungry ears.

For an evening of laughs, turn to the masters of improv, standup and sketch comedy.

As the sun sets, Chicago nightlife emerges in full force in the form of lively pubs, hip cocktail hot spots and packed dance clubs.

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Official Visitors Guide

Start planning your trip to Chicago with this must-have guide that covers the city's best attractions and sightseeing. From event calendars and itineraries to restaurant spotlights and shopping tips, it's all included!

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