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Popular things to do in Chicago

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Things to do in Chicago appeal to all holidaymakers regardless of age, taste, or budget. Inquisitive minds can indulge their passion for knowledge at Museum of Science and Industry. Art lovers can admire the works of Old Masters, Impressionist, Post-Impressionists, and American artists at The Art Institute of Chicago, while baseball fans must visit Wrigley Field, the history-steeped home of the Chicago Cubs. Navy Pier--with its children's museum, fountains, and fast-food eateries--is a great place for a family outing, while a guided beer-tasting tour of the Windy City combines sightseeing with sampling some quintessential Chicago treats.

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Museums in Chicago

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The Midwest's major center for business conventions, Chicago boasts many affordable places to stay, with most hotels located around the airport and the city's central business district. To discover the city from a comfortable base within walking distance of most tourist attractions, aim for one of the big chain hotels in the downtown area. If you're traveling on a limited budget and wish to get a deeper sense of Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods, consider staying away from the pricey city center and explore suburbs on a commuter train line for easy city access.
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