Explore Chicago's Parks This Summer!

The Chicago Park District oversees more than 600 parks, with open space in just about every corner of the city. Millennium Park’s free Lurie Garden is an urban oasis in the heart of the Loop. Also nearby, you can let the kids climb, skate, and play at the sprawling Maggie Daley Park. Head to our neighborhoods for even more green space — work up a sweat with a bike ride or jog along The 606, take in lakefront views at the 31st Street Beach, and meander down the boardwalk at Lincoln Park’s South Pond.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Established: 1967

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago. The museum, which was established in 1967, is one of the world's largest contemporary art venues. The museum's collection champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture filled with exhibitions, performances, and programs that will leave you inspired.

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Second City

Established: 1959

Looking for some comic relief? Head on over to another famous theatre, Second City! Beginning as a small improvisational theatre, it is now one of the most famous sketch comedy clubs in the world! A starting point for several A-list celebrities such as Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley and Steve Carell (just to name a few), you’ll be sure to have a “rip-roaring” time.

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Kingston Mines

Establishment:  1968

Feeling the Blues? A famous blues nightclub located in Lincoln Park, Kingston Mines showcases a variety of blues by two separate bands, every night, on two separate stages. 365 days a year. Awarded the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” this club keeps locals and tourists blues fans coming back until the early mornings (5:00 AM) every night!

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