Curbed Chicago Pocket Guide: Fall 2018

Inside the newly opened Chicago Architecture Center.

These are the places that you must visit in Chicago right now—new classics, old favorites, and other essential sites

Chicago is a sprawling city of neighborhoods with stunning architecture, world-class museums, cultural hot spots, and off-the-path hidden gems. Between its iconic landmarks and the new attractions that regularly pop up, exploring Chicago can be an intimidating task of trying to decide what to see on any given day.

Curbed Chicago is here to help with this handy seasonal guide. From museums to parks, public art to cemeteries, we’ve identified 26 places worth exploring this fall.

If we’ve missed something—a neighborhood favorite, an amazing landmark, or anything else—drop us a message on our tip line.

  • Interested in Chicago museums? Find out when you can go for free.
  • Exploring with young ones? Here are the best things to do with kids.
  • Chicago is known for its architecture, these are the buildings you should know.

[Note: Map points are listed in geographic order, starting from the northern most point heading south.]

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