Take a selfie at the Bean!
The Art Institute has a world class collection and offers a Family Art Festival on 7/22.
Laugh it up at an improv show at the Second City, iO or the Annoyance Theater!
The Museum of Contemporary Art is worth checking out for its unique eye-shaped staircase.
Look at exotic plants in Garfield Conservatory at Lincoln Park, which happens to be the 7th most visited park in the US with over 20 million visitors annually.
Clown around with the monkeys at the free Lincoln Park Zoo.
Get some cardio in and bike the Lake Path.
Check out some stand out exhibits at Chicago's historic Museum Campus - the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
See a concert at Metro, Thalia Hall and Aragorn concert halls.
Cheer on the defending World Series Champion Cubs or head down to see the White Sox!
Listen to cool bands and other artists at Wicker Park Fest on 7/29-7/30.
Spend an afternoon at Navy Pier.
Explore one of Chicago's 70+ neighborhoods such as Wicker Park, Pilsen, Hyde Park, Ukrainian Village and Lakeview.
Pack a picnic and enjoy a free concert at Millennium Park.
Get the best view of the city on the top of Willis Tower on the Skydeck.
Check out the best architecture that Chicago has to offer with a boat or walking tour.
Walk across the DuSable Bridge.
Sip some Joy Yee boba when you check out the Chinatown.
Get your culture fix at Fiesta del Sol 7/27 - 7/30.
Learn about sustainable food at the Closed Loop Food Fest held in the Plant on 7/29. The Plant is a vertical city farm and an awe-inspiring project to behold.
Take advantage of Lake Michigan! Sail or swim along Chicago's 28 mile shoreline with its 24 beaches.
Bring a blanket and watch the bi-weekly fireworks over Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday after the sunsets.
Get the best view of the city on the top of Willis Tower of the Skydeck.
Au Cheval serves arguably the best burger in the world, period. Pro Tip: the mashed potatoes is a divine side dish that is criminally overlooked.
CRISP slings delicious finger-licking Korean-style fried chicken that many dream of. However, they aren't the only titans of the Chicago fried chicken scene with other legends such as Harold's and Honey Butter Fried Chicken.
Wasabi offers a divine vegan ramen, while Slurping Turtle slings a stellar tonkotsu. Other favorites include Oi-Star, High Five Ramen, Strings and Ramen-San.
What is a trip to Chicago without deep dish? Classic include Lou Malnati's, Giordano's and Pizzeria Uno.
Nothing says summer like Miko's Italian Ices. Made with real fruit, these ices are a refreshing treat that beats the heat.
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