This restaurant has been earning rave reviews for its fine French food for years, but art lovers will be additionally pleased to see the work of artists like Peter Halley, Maya Lin, Ed Ruscha and even Andy Warhol scattered about the dining space.
The Park Hyatt has lots of design touches packed into its intimate setting. In addition to its sophisticated interior design, there is also fine art throughout the lobby and the chairs in the rooms are designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Fans of historic architecture won't want to miss a walk down the Magnificent Mile, a prominent section of Michigan Avenue. In addition to the rows of upscale shops at ground level, don't forget to look up at some of the most famous buildings in the city - the Trump Tower, the John Hancock...more
For art buffs, no trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the Art Institute, which is not only one of the most famous museums in the country, but also one of the biggest. As such, it's best to block out at least a couple of hours, and look online to see what exhibits are open and plan a route to...more
The Hard Rock is housed in the famed Art Deco-style Carbide & Carbon skyscraper, which was completed in 1929. Inside, each floor is dedicated to a different famous recording artists, with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of memorabilia on display....more
What started in a small alley is now one of the country's biggest, best and most sustainable farmers markets. In the winter, it moves to the Peggy Norbert Nature Museum, so you'll be able to check it out year round.
Having trouble mapping out a food plan? Take a tour with Chicago Food Planet to sample food from a selection of some of the city's best eateries and get an insider's look into the Chicago restaurant scene and the city's distinct neighborhoods....more
Top Chef season 4 winner Stephanie Izard is the chef behind this popular eaterie with a goat-heavy menu. Choose from goat cheese wontons, goat empanadas, and goat liver mousse, among many other goat-centric options. For those not a fan of goat, there are also a number of other exciting choices, like...more