In 2014, Chicago, Illinois set a new visitation record estimated at 50.2 million visitors, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2013. Since 2010, the tourism and hospitality industries have added 9,800 jobs, generating $13.7 billion in direct spending by visitors and $871 million in total tax revenue.

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  • Way back when, cider houses came in dozens. With the abundance of apples and difficulty in making beer, cider was the alcoholic beverage of choice among early colonists. But it slowly lost its appeal, thanks in part to the Prohibition Era.

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  • Way back when, cider houses came in dozens. With the abundance of apples and difficulty in making beer, cider was the alcoholic beverage of choice among early colonists. But it slowly lost its appeal, thanks in part to the Prohibition Era.

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  • The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial officially kicked off September 16, 2017, at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is the largest architecture and design exhibition in the United States and aims to showcase the transformative impact of creativity and innovation in these fields.

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  • The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial officially kicked off September 16, 2017, at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is the largest architecture and design exhibition in the United States and aims to showcase the transformative impact of creativity and innovation in these fields.

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  • If you haven't yet paid a visit to the brand new American Writers Museum (AWM), now's the time to do it. Two special exhibits take beloved Midwestern writers as their focus: "Captured Stories: American Writers through the Lens of Art Shay" and "Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page." As the first and only museum of its kind in the nation, this word-filled collection celebrates diverse America...

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  • If you haven't yet paid a visit to the brand new American Writers Museum (AWM), now's the time to do it. Two special exhibits take beloved Midwestern writers as their focus: "Captured Stories: American Writers through the Lens of Art Shay" and "Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page." As the first and only museum of its kind in the nation, this word-filled collection celebrates diverse America...

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  • With constantly changing tastes and everyone hankering for the next big thing, the fact that a venture has stayed in business for a decade is no small feat.Which is why aspiring restauranteurs and mixologists can look to these food and cocktail gurus for inspiration. 

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  • With constantly changing tastes and everyone hankering for the next big thing, the fact that a venture has stayed in business for a decade is no small feat.Which is why aspiring restauranteurs and mixologists can look to these food and cocktail gurus for inspiration. 

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  • Once upon a time, the thought of Santa Claus leaping down the chimney with a sack full of presents filled us with wide-eyed wonder and uncontainable anticipation. Every day felt like a month as we waited out the long winter to catch a glimpse of the Man in Red.

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  • Once upon a time, the thought of Santa Claus leaping down the chimney with a sack full of presents filled us with wide-eyed wonder and uncontainable anticipation. Every day felt like a month as we waited out the long winter to catch a glimpse of the Man in Red.

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  • Choose Chicago is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique.

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  • Choose Chicago is proud to support Small Business Saturday® this Nov 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day celebrates and supports the small businesses that make communities unique.

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  • With more than 250 companies, Chicago is known across the world for its innovative and vibrant theatre scene. Add a performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary – plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows – including these top plays and...

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  • With more than 250 companies, Chicago is known across the world for its innovative and vibrant theatre scene. Add a performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary – plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows – including these top plays and...

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