Known for its famous stuffed crust pizza, Giordano’s is constantly making headlines, both in Chicago and nationally. The brand garners frequent media coverage and continuously tops “Best Pizza” lists and dining guides.
- Gino’s East
Known for its famous golden crust, Ginos has been serving Chicago-style pizzas to Chicagoans, celebrities, and visitors from all over the world for over 50 years. Customers can leave their mark on the restaurant by signing the graffiti wall.
- Lula Cafe
Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.
- Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse
A Chicago bucket list for locals, tourists, and everyone in between, where the steaks are big and the desserts require mountain climbing gear.
Arts & Museums
- Art Institute of Chicago
One of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, it features approximately 300,000 works of art.
- Chicago Architecture Center
Among the largest cultural organizations in Chicago, the center offers tours and a 10,000-square-foot interactive exhibit space.
- Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
One of the world’s largest contemporary art venues, the museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs.
- International Museum of Surgical Science
North America’s only museum devoted to surgery, it offers over 7,000 medical artifacts spanning centuries of worldwide medical history.
- Cloud Gate
A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the bean-like sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.
- Buckingham Fountain
One of the largest fountains in the world, it produces a major water display for 20 minutes every hour and at dusk is accompanied by a spectacular light and music display.
- Chicago Water Tower
The most iconic structure left standing after the Great Fire of 1871, the tower stood as a symbol for a city determined to rise from its ashes.
- Chicago Cultural Center
This stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained glass domes as well as free cultural exhibits and performances.
- Navy Pier
On the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier showcases the vitality of Chicago and offers the best views of the city.
- Lincoln Park Zoo
Among the oldest zoos in North America, Lincoln Park Zoo is also one of the few free-admission zoos in the United States.
- Wrigley Field
Take a tour of the baseball stadium built in 1914 or catch nine innings of a Chicago Cubs game.
- Willis Tower Skydeck
Step into a glass box that hangs 1,353 feet above the city, providing breathtaking views of the urban expanse surrounding (and beneath) you.