Favorite Things To Do in Chicago

The results are in, and the best concierge in the country have voted these 170 establishements as their favorite locations in the city. Don't waste your time wondering where to eat, drink, shop, and learn. These lists have you covered. We just made your trip to Chicago a whole lot easier.

Chicago Maritime Museum

Chicago Maritime Museum

At one point in history the Port of Chicago had more traffic than any port in North America, and the Chicago Maritime Museum captures that history with a collection that includes artifact, canoes, model watercraft, and more.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world that performs over 100 concerts each year in downtown alone. Call for a full schedule.


The city’s largest double decker and trolley sightseeing company is the essential overview tour of Chicago. Hop on and off at stops all over downtown and neighborhoods. Tours operate daily.


The panoramic view alone of Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the electricity of South Michigan Ave. makes Cindy’s a great spot to get together with friends, but when you add craft cocktails from an alum of The Violet Hour and seasonal, mouthwatering food then you have one of the Loop’s… Read more »


Winery/music venue in Chicago’s West Loop featuring a great lineup of live music to go with eighteen varieties of wine on tap for by-the-glass pours. During the warmer months make sure to check out their Chicago Riverwalk location.

The Dearborn

The Dearborn

Enjoy delicious takes on American classics like the bison burger, dry-aged duck breast, beef oxtails, beef tongue carpaccio, and more.


Completely restored, the museum is a magnificent residential building that contains furnishings and pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts.


This museum dedicated to the African American experience contains over 15,000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, print works, and memorabilia spread out through its many exhibits covering the story of Harold Washington, African Americans in the military, African American artists, and more.