Music, art, food, culture, or sports ... whatever your interests are, Chicago's got amazing things for you to see and do. The city’s excellent public transit system, Divvy bike share program, and accessible lakefront trail makes it easy to get from one part of Chicago to the other. Plus there are taxis and Uber drivers everywhere.
Since the cold, snowy Chicago winters can test even the hardiest humans, the best time to visit the city is in the spring, summer and fall. That way you can see Chicago’s many attractions is by boat. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise takes visitors along the Chicago River while knowledgeable docents share the history of Chicago, its architecture and how it became one of the world's most important crossroads of today.
Using Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, it’s easily possible to stop along the route and view the Monet paintings at The Art Institute or take a picture with The Bean at Millennium Park.
For a different kind of attraction, see a show at Second City, the same comedy troupe that launched the careers of comedians including Gilda Ratner, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and about 500 others.