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.

FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO

Shop over 130 designer outlets in a beautiful brand-new enclosed center located just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago.


THE FIELD MUSEUM

Discover 4.6 million years of natural history with artifacts and exhibits like Sue, the most complete and preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, 23 human mummies, Chinese jade artifacts, and even see working laboratories where you can watch scientists extract DNA.


Fremont

Fremont

After enjoying some New American dishes head to the cocktail bar and get your dance on at this multi-level restaurant and lounge in River North.


THE GAGE

Located across the street from Millennium Park, this lively restaurant offers delectable, inventive American eats and a long list of beers in a fun, bustling atmosphere.


GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS

Since 1949, Chicagoans have been enjoying Garrett’s hot-air popped goodness. Make sure to try their signature “Garrett Mix.”


GIBSONS BAR & STEAKHOUSE

This Rush Street heavy-hitter features USDA prime aged beef like a porterhouse and rib-eye, massive Australian lobster tails, and first-rate martinis.


HARD ROCK CAFE

A go-to venue in River North for 25 years featuring a large collection of music memorabilia, live music acts, and a large menu of American fare at reasonable prices.


Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn

Enjoy European-inspired small plates like chorizo and goat cheese flatbread, chickpea crepe, and fried tetilla cheese along with craft cocktails.