The heart and soul of Chicago lives in 77 vibrant neighborhoods, each with their own mix of historical sights and sounds, attractions, arts and culture, dining, nightlife, shopping and theater. Whether you’re spending time in one of the city’s neighborhoods, strolling along Chicago’s world-famous lakefront, enjoying a play at one of Chicago’s more than 200 theaters, or experiencing some of Chicago’s exceptional cuisine at one of the city’s world-renowned restaurants, Chicago has an unparalleled experience waiting for you.
Situated squarely in the center of the country, Chicago is easy to travel to from virtually anywhere. Thanks to thousands of flight options, six class-one railroads, a vast network of major highways and a wide variety of airlines, it’s also one of the most cost-competitive cities in the U.S.
There is no better city to host a meeting or convention than here in Chicago. Unique Chicago meetings and events are shaped by the feel of the event location. Attendees can network in landmark locations, historic museums and sporting venues, or take in the city skyline from outdoor boat, park, and rooftop venues – each showcasing some of the best the city has to offer. Chicago offers meeting professionals and attendees an incredible variety of unique venues and elite services, as well as unmatched entertainment options and a Michelin-rated dining scene. Thanks to a series of cost-cutting labor reforms, McCormick Place is now the largest AND most customer-friendly meeting and convention center in the United States.
Chicago has something in store for fun all year long. From a spectacular winter wonderland to great summer days at the beach, you’ll find four seasons of fun and beauty. Winters in Chicago come with snow, wintertime temperatures, and lots of opportunities for adventures. Springtime in Chicago means blooming flowers and a lively lakefront. Summers in Chicago are warm and make for great days spent by the lake. Fall is beautiful in Chicago as the leaves turn and temperatures start to cool off. Surround yourself with colorful leaves and the crisp autumn breeze.