Chicago is the perfect urban getaway. “The Second City” is home to stunning architecture, endless shopping on the Magnificent Mile, one of the world’s most dynamic dining scenes, and a collection of critically acclaimed museums, all nestled on a lakefront lined with running trails and natural sand beaches.
Chicago is a popular place to visit all year round, though visitors will find that spring and fall have the most pleasant weather. Summertime activities include Lollapalooza music festival, Taste of Chicago, Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Gay Pride Parade. Other major events throughout the year include the Chicago Underground Film Festival in the spring, the Chicago International Film Festival in the fall and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in the winter.