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Chicago Pizza Tours: Where to Find the Best Slice

By Viator, July 2014

Tours & Tickets

Food is a big deal in Chicago, from hot dogs to restaurants helmed by famous chefs like Charlie Trotter, but if there can only be one food associated with the city, it must be Chicago-style pizza. ...  Read more

3 Days in Chicago: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 918 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There's more to Chicago than can be experienced in three days, but we've got some suggestions to get you started. Day 1: The City The Chicago CityPass gives you discounted admission to ...  Read more

Chicago Mafia and Prohibition Era

By Viator, June 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

During the 1920s Prohibition Era, there were a number of Italian-American gangs that began smuggling in alcohol, bribing police, money laundering and getting involved in illicit activities revolving ...  Read more

Chicago Architecture Guide

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 435 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chicago is famous for its Art Deco and skyscraper architecture, so taking a tour of the Windy City's architectural highs and lows is a great way to get to know the Windy City. The city has fostered ...  Read more

Unique Food Experiences in Chicago

By Viator, May 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When you think of food experiences in Chicago, what comes to mind? Deep dish pizza? Chicago-style hot dogs? How about some of the finest dining in the world? The correct answer of course is all of ...  Read more

Chicago Winter Travel Tips

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 464 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite unpredictable weather and often chilly temperatures, winter can be a great time to travel to Chicago. However, it also takes a bit of preparation to make sure your trip goes smoothly. Here ...  Read more

Chicago River and Lake Michigan Cruises

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When visiting Chicago, one of the best ways to explore the city is by boat on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Seeing the city by cruise allows you to enjoy a unique vantage point and many ...  Read more

First time user

By Donna B , July 2013

I was flying into Chicago solo and didn't want to navigate the train with briefcase/luggage/purse/bags so I found Viator online. I had questions so I called first. The person who answered ...  Read more

Chicago in Spring – Things to do

By Hudson , USA, March 2013

Once Old Man Winter heads off to his dusty confines for another year, there’s Chicago springtime to be enjoyed, and oh, how they all come out to play. Like the bear emerges from his winter ...  Read more

Family Friendly Things to Do in Chicago

By Hudson , USA, March 2013

Late spring to early fall – that’s what they say is the best time to visit Chicago. Why? The sun shines longer, the days are warmer, and the city seems to burst at the seams with the energy and ...  Read more

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

By Hudson , USA, February 2013

Oh, St. Patrick’s Day. How you mesmerize me. Always a fun bacchanalian extravaganza, St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is the spring celebration you’ve been waiting for. Where else on earth would they ...  Read more

Skipping Lines at the Willis Tower

By Hudson , USA, February 2013

You might have heard about the Willis Tower. Repeatedly touted as “a must” for both visitors and residents, the views from high atop the 110 story building is truly a magnificent experience with ...  Read more

Romantic Things to Do in Chicago

By Katie H , February 2013

Chicago, like most major cities, offers a wealth of options for things to do, whether you’re traveling with kids or looking to spend time with someone special. If you’re looking for romantic things ...  Read more

Winter Activities in Chicago

By Katie H , January 2013

Chicago’s reputation as having a hard winter is well earned—winters here can be bone-chillingly cold, with a wind that make it feel even colder. It’s no wonder than most tourists visit from May to ...  Read more

New Year’s Eve in Chicago

By Katie H , December 2012

There’s a New Year’s Eve celebration for just about any taste in Chicago. You can go all out, partying into the New Year, you can have a romantic dinner and toast midnight with a view, or you can ...  Read more

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