Chicago Area

Travelers head to the shores of Lake Michigan to explore all that Chicago has to offer, whether it’s a baseball pilgrimage to Wrigley Field, a shopping trip on the Magnificent Mile or the chance to see some of world’s most famous paintings at Art Institute of Chicago. Get a bird’s-eye view of the Windy City at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck or explore natural history at The Field Museum, one of the largest museums of its kind in the world.

Torture instruments at the Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of Medieval Torture Museum)

This macabre museum in Chicago showcases more than 100 torture devices — 30% of which are original to their time, while the rest are replicas that give visitors an idea of their craft and use.

The Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois (photo by NAB Aerial)

Watch in wonder as planes take to the skies over Lake Michigan at this annual event in Chicago.

Baseball Fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of choosechicago.com)

Visit the home of the Cubs in Chicago to take in the sights and sounds of one of the most famous sports venues in history. 

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours in Chicago Illinois (photo courtesy of Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours)

The Ghosts and Gangsters tour offers a fun way to explore Chicago while connecting with its history.

Inside the 21c Museum Hotel in Chicago Illinois (photo by Julie Soeffer)

This hotel in Chicago, Illinois, features more than 10,000 square feet of gallery space, including a 400-person capacity main gallery, that is free and open to the public. 

360 Chicago Observation Deck (photo by Nick Ulvieri)

Rising more than 1,000 feet over the Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this spot provides panoramic vistas of skyscrapers, streets and vast blue of Lake Michigan. 

Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of destination)

This 20-acre park along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago welcomes travelers to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the outdoors. 

Pizza City, USA Tours in Chicago, Illinois (Labriola Chicago pizza photo courtesy of Pizza City, USA Tours)

James Beard Award-winning journalist Steve Dolinsky’s food tours show Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pies.