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There's a lot of fun to be had in the 312 in the winter - Check out our "highlight reel" of things to do in Chicago. Before you know it, Spring will be rolling in and it's never too early to start planning your trip to Chicago! If you're a sports fan . . . you're in luck, the Chicago Bearsthe Chicago Blackhawks  and the Chicago Bulls are in play! Who doesn't love squeaky sneaker season? And if you have the urge to hit the ice. Outdoor Ice Skating in Chicago is back at Millennium Park, the Maggie Daley Ribbon, and Gallagher Way. Hit the links for dates!

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NOW - FEB 26

You may not have been alive when the Golden Girls debuted on NBC in 1985 . . . but if you're plugged in, you certainly know of their cult following today . . . Check out what all the fuss is about when the Golden Girls live stage parody comes to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place!


Zach Bryan hits the United for a trio of concerts as part of his Quittin' Time" Tour - Who can't rally around that? At the United Center


Say it ain't so! The Eagles hit the United Center for their long awaited, "Long Goodbye Tour"! And with Special guest, Steely Dan! Special night indeed! 


Honk if you're Irish - or even if you're not! The rest of Chicago will be doing the same! St Patrick's Day in Chicago will be high spirited as usual, with multiple pub crawls, parades, and of course, the Chicago River Dyeing . . . Don't miss out on Chicago's biggest party of the year!

Mar 19 - MAR 20

Check out Olivia Rodrigo in her Guts World Tour at the United Center . . . You won't want to miss Vampire! 

MAR 28/29/30

Three Nights with Bad Bunny is nothin' but GOOD! It's his Most Wanted Tour and we want, for sure! it's at the United Center


Cubs Home Opener at Wrigley Field! That's no joke . . . against the Colorado Rockies. You know the drill . . . (lots of day drinking!) Hit the link for tkts and their entire schedule! 

APR 26 - APR 28

Some may call it freaks and geeks, we call it wild and cool! Dress up and rub shoulders with some of the biggest Cos-play fans in the world! It's  C2E2 at McCormick


APR 26 - APR 28

Like to hunt for those finds that nobody else has? Check out the Spring One of a Kind Show  where artisans offer their goods from jewelry to textiles to art to apparel to home goods - - - and guess what - they're all one of a kind! It's a great shopping excursion! At the Merchandise Mart.

MAY 31

Tim McGraw hits the United Center for one night this Spring . . . "I Like it, I Love It"! Get to the United Center!

June 21/June 22

Not to choose favorites, but Justin Timberlake is returning to the 312, and we couldn't be more stoked! Two nights only, and a sell-out likely. Book your tickets ASAP. At the United Center.

June 27/June 30

Anybody feeling nostalgic? Then get to the Rolling Stones Concert at Soldier Field and you'll really be feeling that throwback vibe! 


Some of Chicago's greatest cultural institutions are now welcoming back visitors! HOORAY! Of course, visitors can once again enjoy the plethora of cultural experiences that Chicago has to offer. Of course Chicago has a wealth of cultural experiences just waiting for you. Check out  some of Chicago's world famous museums like the Field Museum, Shed Aquarium, Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art.  Or let your imagination run wild at the Wndr Museum and the all new Museum of Ice Cream. Spectacular!!


Fall and winter are an exciting time for sports in Chicago with four major teams to follow, root for and "fantasize" about . . . Get it? Fantasy football . . . anyway, check out the local schedules then get to a game or a local pub - They;'re equally exciting for any sporting event! The Chicago Bears are in mid-season but if you love cold steel on ice, check out the BlackHawks! Love you some B-Ball - check the Bulls and Chicago Sky.


If you love music, there's nothing better than LIVE Music in Chicago! Chicago's stages are open and bands are scheduled to rock your world! Check out some of our favorite venues like Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Thalia Hall, The Metro, The Vic, The Green Mill, and tons more! 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The famed Chicago Architecture Tour is ready to guide you on an epic journey of discovery . . . Truly! You'll see some beautiful sites, enjoy a cocktail, and a "cool" river breeze in the heart of Chicago. Other Riverboat cruises are available too, check out Shoreline, Wendella, Mercury, and a ton more!


We're so lucky that Chicago has some of the best city parks and outdoor spaces in the World, and now is a great time to appreciate them in all of their splendor! Take a stroll through Millennium Park and The Bean, Grant Park, or Lincoln Park and see the dramatic backdrop of the city behind them. Or check out the Chicago Riverwalk and enjoy some outstanding public art and sculptures, eat, drink, and listen to live music! Feeling robustly athletic? Get yourself to the Lakefront Trail with a rented divvy or your own two feet! And if you're an animal lover, the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo are waiting to give you a warm welcome. 



Chicago stores and boutiques are open for business. If you fancy a new winter wardrobe, or just some browsing, you'll find most major retailers and boutiques are open. Just be sure to mask up and keep your distance! 
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DO YOUR THING - DIFFERENT! Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • If you love the great outdoors, get yourself to the 606. An elevated jogging/hiking/biking path that takes you through some of the 312's most interesting neighborhoods like Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and others.
  • Bike your way through town on a Divvy. Those are the blue bikes you see pretty much everywhere . . . We suggest a ride up the Lakefront, coz it will net you some pretty awesome instagram shots!
  • If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome. It's a bustling Italian marketplace that offers some of the freshest fare and authentic Italian foods around. Foodies won't want to pass it up.
  • In season, there are few things cooler than getting out on the cool waters of lake Michigan on your own (rented) jet ski, and worth e-v-e-r-y penny! Or one with the river in your very own kayak. Here you'll get some of the best views of the city, and get in a pretty decent workout too. Of course, both are seasonal.
  • Check out the Riverwalk (hint: it's on the river), and check out the peeps walking and cruising by. It's a great stop for a cocktail, or just to brown bag it.
  • What better way to hold on to a memory than with body ink? Deluxe Tattoo is one of the best tattoo shops in Chicago. We just recommend you visit sober - you know, no regrets and all. 
  • Everybody's heard about the Architectural Boat Tour, now go out and do it. It is def. one of the best "attractions" in Chicago.


If you dig music, you've come to the right city. In addition to the major arena's, Chicago boasts a ton of awesome, more intimate venues that often book the cutting edge talent on the cusp of stardom. You may also see them at one of Chicago's major music festival during the summer. Here is a short list of some of the best venues in the 312 to sit back and jam. -  These even made TimeOut Chicago's best list!