New Chicago Visitors Guide

March 17, 2022

If you are planning to attend or exhibit at a trade show event in Chicago you need to figure out what to do when you are not in a trade show booth.  So start planning your trip to Chicago with this must-have guide that covers the city's best attractions and sightseeing. From event calendars and itineraries to restaurant spotlights and shopping tips, you'll find it all here. Plus, discover Chicago's great hotels and decide where to rest your head during your trip to the city.


Chicago Visitors Guide.  If  you need help planning your stay, getting around, or figuring out what to do in Chicago — we’ve got your back. Our handy visitor centers, printed guides, online resources, and apps have all the tips, tricks, and resources you’ll need.  Start planning your trip with our free Chicago Visitors Guide, highlighting the city’s attractions, dining, hotels, events, and more.

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Official Visitor Information Center

Chicago's official visitor information center is open year-round at 111 N. State Street, within the historic Macy's on State Street shopping center. Located in the city’s downtown Loop, the visitor center is accessible and convenient to popular tourist areas such as Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile. 

You'll find a dedicated team of local experts ready to welcome you and help make the most of your time in Chicago. Stop by for free brochures, multilingual maps and complimentary concierge services. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the city, plan customized itineraries, find restaurants and discover exciting attractions, sightseeing tours and events. 

Also nearby check out the discount Hot Tix outposts for half-price theater tickets to more than 200 local theater companies through the League of Chicago Theatres. One is located across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center at 72 E. Randolph Street and another is in Block 37 at 108 N. State Street.

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