Chicago, Illinois

You can visit world-class museums, dine at one of the many Michelin-star restaurants or catch a show at one of over 200 theaters. No matter what you love to do, you’ll feel right at home doing it here. Or, experience something new!

Some of the best views of Chicago come from the water. Whether you want to learn more about the city's history, get the inside scoop on Chicago's rich architectural legacy, watch the fireworks display at Navy Pier, or simply kick back and take in the sights, a boat tour should surely be on the docket.

It is easy to spend your day walking up and down the city streets. So when you tire of walking, fuel up on the famous deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs recognized around the world.

There are plenty of things to do in Chicago, including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. The nightlife doesn’t stop either with plenty of bars and nightclubs, live music and comedy clubs. A food lover’s paradise and an urban explorers dream. To fit in everything, you’ll have to plan a few trips to see it all.

You'll see Chicago at its best if you visit during the summer or fall. Summer offers a non-stop selection of special events and outdoor activities; the downside is that you'll be dealing with the biggest crowds and periods of hot, muggy weather. Autumn days are generally sunny, and the crowds at major tourist attractions grow thinner - you don't have to worry about snow until late November at the earliest.

WEATHER: Monthly Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
High 29° 34° 45° 58° 70° 80°
Low 13° 18° 28° 39° 48° 57°
Rainfall 1.7 in. 1.4 in. 2.7 in. 3.6 in. 3.2 in. 3.8 in.
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 84° 82° 75° 63° 48° 35°
Low 63° 62° 54° 42° 31° 20°
Rainfall 3.6 in. 4.1 in. 6.5 in. 2.6 in. 2.9 in. 2.2 in.