The city’s tourism bureau, called Choose Chicago, has a Visitor Information Center in Macy’s, 111 N. State Street (tel. 312/567-8500; www.choosechicago.com), and dispenses information to both domestic and international visitors. 

You can also contact the Illinois Office of Tourism (tel. 800/406-6418; www.enjoyillinois.com) for city and state info.

Useful Websites

  • www.chicago.metromix.com: Comprehensive entertainment and nightlife listings from the Chicago Tribune. A good place to check reviews and get an early look at new bars and nightclubs.

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  • www.do312.com: Another reliable events website that clues you in to concerts, festivals, comedy, and events; its sister site, www.rainbow.do312.com, shares LGBTQ listings.

  • www.blockclubchicago.org: Want to see what issues have Chicagoans all riled up? Check out this sounding board for local news, which covers everything from government corruption scandals to neighborhood news. 

  • www.chicagoplays.org: The League of Chicago Theatres runs a comprehensive site where you can search specific dates to see what’s playing.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.