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Flying in for a business meeting or taking a trip to the Windy City? Check out some of these great tours, restaurants, shopping destinations, and theatrical performances. You are sure to have a great time in the big city! For more information be sure to check Chicago Traveler and be blown away by all that the Windy City has to offer. Happy travels!

Night Life

Nightlife Reviews in Chicago

Nightlife Reviews in Chicago

Excalibur

632 N. Dearborn - Chicago 60654, 312.266.1944

Known as one of the best nightclubs in Chicago, head out for a "knight" of fun. Excalibur features multiple rooms with different atmospheres all within one building. Choose your experience and enjoy late night fare and drinks with friends. You're sure to have a medieval time at this Chicago landmark, Excalibur, whose building was deemed an architectural treasure following its establishment in 1892 by architect Henry Ives Cobb. This nightclub offers exceptional dining, dancing, and entertainment to all of its guests and is open until around 4am most nights! enjoy the unique atmosphere and decor of this Chicago hot-spot next time you're in town.

The Signature Lounge at the 96th

875 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Have you ever wanted to drink and dine atop the city and see all the sparkling lights? For a truly spectacular experience, literally above and beyond your imagination, come spend an evening at The Signature Lounge at the 96th. You'll be floating atop the glittering city of Chicago as you enjoy a delectable meal and cocktails. Celebrate your special occasion here, this restaurant and bar is truly a must see and taste when visiting the Windy City.

Restaurants

Chicago, IL Restaurant Reviews

Chicago, IL Restaurant Reviews

Trying to decide where to go for dinner tonight? Have a special date or celebration coming up soon? Check out the these spectacular restaurants below as well as our more comprehensive dining list, and head out for a night of taste bud tantalizing fun!

Bistronomic

840 N Wabash Chicago IL, 60611, 312.944.8400

A new restaurant on the Chicago food scene, Bistronomic, located on Wabash Street. Its cuisine is French inspired and offers guests an intimate and cozy atmosphere with absolutely stunning and delectable dishes. Creativity, love, and innovation combine in this revamp of an old favorite restaurant. Some of the most inventive dishes on this menu are the Whole Organic Chicken with a Mushroom Ragout that serves 2-3 people, Chiogga and Yellow Beet Salad, along with the modern bistro's take on short ribs, and their daily selection of cheeses and charcuterie. For roughly $30.00 a person, enjoy an incredible meal at this revamped unique eatery.

Davanti Enoteca

1359 North Taylor Street 60607, 312.226.5550,

Chicago's Davanti Enoteca offers guests a rustic menu and decor with some of the most delectable Italian cuisine in the city. With its wood floors and exposed brick walls, you'll feel as though you're dining in a wine cellar. Sit at the cozy bar and sip a glass of wine from their extensive list or check out their house infused vodkas and specialty cocktails.

For a list of other great Chicago Restaurants, check out our dining guide.

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Theatre

Reviews of Chicago Theatre

Reviews of Chicago Theatre

Besides being home to fashion, art, sports, and food, the city of Chicago is also renowned for its theatre district. Many a Broadway show have debuted in some of Chicago's theatres and new performances are constantly in the works. The current Broadway season includes Beauty and the Beast, Westside Story, Come Fly Away, Rock of Ages, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Addams Family, just to name a few. Chicago is also hosting the Cirque show Ovo and maintains its presence as a theatrical main player. When visiting the Windy City be sure to check out these and other shows at historical theatres such as The Chicago Theatre, The Auditorium Theatre, Broadway Playhouse, and the Cadillac Palace Theatre among other great stages. Make sure to check these theaters' websites for tickets, show times, and all that jazz.

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Art and Other Landmarks

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60603, 312.443.3600

Looking for a fantastic way to spend a day? Head over to Chicago's world famous Art Institute. It is here that you will find one of the world's largest collection of art work. With everything from impressionist era paintings to modern sculpture, the Art Institute of Chicago offer natives and visitors to the Windy City alike a chance to see some of the most spectacular artifacts from the world's artistic history. The Art Institute is located on South Michigan Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago and maintains a variety of exhibitions while also entertaining many touring ones. The museum is open most days beginning around 10:30 in the morning and even has multiple dining facilities to entertain your taste buds with the art of cooking. Enjoy a day here with the whole family or simply come out for a unique date or simply by yourself to admire the incredible works of artistic masters, past and present. For example among the museum's icons is American artist Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks done in a medium of oil on canvas in 1942. The Chicago Art Institute contains one of the largest impressionist collections in the United States and also hosts an abundance of educational events, concerts, performances, lectures, and more. Head out to this spectacularly stunning Chicago landmark and enrich your life with a bit of creativity. For more information on this and other art venues, don't forget to check the Chicago Traveler Site as well as museum's website for official admission prices, event schedules, and more.

Chicago Botanic Gardens

Attraction Reviews, Chicago Illinois

Attraction Reviews, Chicago Illinois

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, 847.835.5440

For a fun afternoon in Chicago, come and spend some time at the Botanic Gardens. Here, you are sure to find some of the most unique and beautiful plants and flowers around. Museum events are held year round and new exhibitions are constantly cycling through. Bring the whole family out or simply enjoy a summer nights concert through the beginning of September. The Chicago Botanic Garden even hosts a student exhibition each year wherein students submit their works before a jury and hope to make it into a museum showcase where their work will be put up on display. Come out and explore the lush greenery and the natural beauty that is presented at the Botanic Gardens. For more information about tickets, hours, and transportation, be sure to check Chicago Traveler as well as the Botanic Garden's web page.

Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 742-1168

Talk about Chicago Landmarks, Millennium Park features some of the city's most beautiful sculptures as well as a ton of concerts, architecture, and performances. Millennium Park is home to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, made entirely of stainless steel reaching 66 feet in height and 33 feet in length, drawing its inspiration from liquid mercury. Millennium Park also features an abundance of summer workouts, social events, and often serves as the back drop for a variety of films and other city functions. This national landmark is also located near a variety of theatres and shopping and like other great cities, is home to a Frank Ghery architecture. The park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge were designed by this renowned architect who is famous for such significant projects as Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall and New York's IAC Building. In addition, during the winter months you'll be able to ice skate on the rink set up on the plaza. For more information on events taking place in or at Millennium Park, be sure to check Chicago Traveler along with the Millennium Park website set up by the City of Chicago.

Below are a few other suggestions of other must- sees and dos while visiting the Windy City.

  • Adler Planetarium- Be sure to check out the Alder After Dark events for an entertaining date night idea.
  • Museum of Science and Industry- Check out body worlds, you'll be entirely amazed and fascinated.
  • Magnificent Mile- Shop til you drop. Welcome to one of the fashion industry's central hubs. Discover the latest and greatest deals while wandering this epic multi- block district with a huge variety of retailers.
  • Navy Pier- Wander around with a stick of cotton candy and ride the amusement park rides or just go play in the arcade. Go ahead, have fun being a kid again.
  • Catch a Cubs, Black-hawks, or White Sox game. Grab a hot dog, your tickets, and your Chicago pride and enthusiasm and have a great time at the ball park or the hockey arena.
  • Shedd Aquarium- Check out the tropical fish and exotic exhibits!
  • Willis Tower- One of Chicago's most famous skyscrapers- there's even an ice rink on the 94th floor and a sky deck on the 103rd floor where you can see the entire city!

For even more, ideas check out our Hot Things to Do page!