Best places in Chicago

Discover the best places in Chicago, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 4.4K places in the city.

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Sandbox VR
Amusement center
👍👍 Love it so much. Had a blast will recommend to other to try it out. I will 100% will try again Joseph was very nice and very helpful thank you so much for making our first time amazing
5.00 (1.1K reviews)
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Medieval Torture Museum
Museum
👍👍 An outstanding masterpiece of a museum! Realistic and fascinating!! A true account of what Christians did to innocent people who did not share in their faith. Fascinating exploration of how destructive Christians have been throughout the ages! The museum staff is awesome, too! Perfect date nigh...
4.90 (3K reviews)
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Downtown Apartment Company
Apartment rental agency
👍👍 One of the best brokerages in Chicago if you’re looking for luxury rental. I’ve worked with Aysha for nearly a decade. She is extremely professional, kind, and always looks out for her client’s best interest. Highly recommended!!
5.00 (654 reviews)
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Game Night Out
Amusement center
👍👍 Had SO much fun at Game Night Out. Went there with a group of 10 for my birthday. The space was really nice and our hosts were excellent! Brought my own food but they also offered some catering options. Would definitely do again.
5.00 (597 reviews)
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QuesaBirria Jalisco Tacos
Halal restaurant
👍👍 I already did my research! I’m from California so good is a big thing out there Competition around the corner so it’s hard to find great places to eat! Just moved from Indiana about yr ago !! So I been looking for the spot I have tried many places ! But this one take the top 5 best spots! The owner...
4.90 (1.3K reviews)
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The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum
Renowned art museum holding nearly 300,000 works from all over the world, spanning many centuries.
$$$ $
4.80 (31.5K reviews)
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Wrigley Field
Stadium
Ivy-clad walls & manual scoreboard add retro charm to the 2nd oldest baseball stadium in the majors.
4.80 (31.3K reviews)
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Taste of Lebanon Restaurant
Lebanese restaurant
No-frills, counter-serve spot serving traditional Lebanese fare including falafel, kebabs & more.
$ $$$
4.90 (873 reviews)
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Riverwalk
Tourist attraction
Riverside pedestrian path featuring city views & dining, plus bridges, fishing piers & boat docks.
4.80 (16.3K reviews)
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Drunk Shakespeare
Performing arts theater
👍👍 The most chaotic, hilarious and interactive show!! The cast was great and funny, they re-enacted Macbeth but every night is different. Absolutely worth it!!
4.90 (834 reviews)
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Garfield Park Conservatory
Park
184-acre park with a swimming pool, fishing lagoon, athletic fields & tennis courts.
4.80 (8.7K reviews)
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St. John Cantius Catholic Church
Catholic church
Late-1800s Catholic church with ornate vaulted ceilings, religious statues & stained glass windows.
4.90 (788 reviews)
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Cedar Palace
Mediterranean restaurant
Warm, casual stop offering an array of Mediterranean dishes from kebabs to hummus plates.
$$ $$
4.90 (786 reviews)
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Iron Mine Gym
Gym
👍👍 I started coming to this gym during the pandemic and I’ve never left. It is the best gym vibe in the world and now what I consider home. The owner is wonderful and cares so much about his members. It’s got the best community/family feel, all the equipment you could ever need and the employees keep t...
5.00 (393 reviews)
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Lincoln Park Conservatory
Botanical garden
Thousands of exotic plants in an 1890 glass structure, plus outdoor gardens & fountains.
4.80 (3.3K reviews)
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Amphitheater
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this bandshell in Millennium Park hosts various musical events.
4.80 (3.1K reviews)
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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Restaurant
Upscale steakhouse with a New American menu in an ornate, dimly lit wood & brick setting.
$$$$
4.80 (2.6K reviews)
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1492 Cuban Fusion Café
Cuban restaurant
Cuban cafe offering sandwiches, traditional dishes & breakfast in a relaxed setting with a pergola.
$ $$$
4.80 (2.1K reviews)
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Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera company
Well-known opera company putting on lavish performances in the massive Art Deco Civic Opera House.
4.80 (2K reviews)
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The 606
Hiking area
Created on a former rail line, this elevated, 2.7 mile landscaped trail draws runners & bikers.
4.80 (1.7K reviews)
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