Cool Things To Do in Chicago

You have already seen all the local landmarks and popular attractions, but now you want to see something really cool – something that you can brag about to your friends at home. Here are some of Chicago's best cool activities that will make your trip to Chicago unique. Travelers who are interested in history should sign up for one of the Untouchable Tours that will take you to all the old Chicago gangster hangouts. Or, head to the far north side to the Swedish American Museum Center to marvel at artifacts that reveal the historical blending of two great countries.

Once up on the north side it is always fun to drop by In Fine Sprits, a local wine store, for a yummy and informative wine tasting. If you are looking for a little quiet time head to The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square for a glass of wine while enjoying a good book. If food attracts you, head to Ogilvie Transportation Center downtown to experience the amazing Chicago French Market in all its European glory.

If you want to take something home with you that has your personal touch, make your way to Wicker Park to find the bead shop, Beadnik. Here you can choose your beads and design to take a unique piece of jewelry home for you, family, and friends to enjoy. If you are looking for a really cool group activity rent bikes from Bobby's Bike Hike and create your own Chicago tour, or play a giant game of chess on North Beach, or see who can do the most double axels on the outdoor skate rink in Millennium Park, or ride the Metra up north to catch an outdoor concert at Ravinia Festival!

Untouchable Tours

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600 N Clark St
Departs from the southeast corner of Clark and Ohio sts

Chicago's Gangster Rap... read more

Swedish American Museum Center

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5211 N. Clark St.

Celebrate Swedish American history and culture...
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In Fine Spirits

5418 North Clark Street

Friendly Local Wine Shop... read more

Book Cellar(The

4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue

Bookstore Encourages Beer with Books... read more

Chicago French Market

131 N. Clinton Street

A Taste of Europe in Chicago... read more

Beadniks

1937 West Division Street

The World in Beads... read more

Bobby's Bike Hike

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465 North McClurg Court

Guided Cycle Tour... read more

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North Avenue Beach and Chess Pavilion

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1600 North Lake Shore Drive

Match wits at chess or just relax... read more

McCormick-Tribune Ice Rink

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55 North Michigan Avenue
(at Madison Street)

Free winter fun for the whole family... read more
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