Moon Chicago reveals the Windy City's perfect mix of cosmopolitan culture and Midwestern charm.
- Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow turn-by-turn directions for a self-guided neighborhood walk
- See the Sights: Relax with the manta rays at Shedd Aquarium, listen to live music at Millenium Park, or take in some modern sculpture at the Art Institute. Venture onto the glass skydeck of the 110-story Willis Tower, or take a river tour of Chicago's historic architecture. Ride the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field, or grab a picnic basket, kick off your shoes, and watch the waves on Lake Michigan
- Get a Taste of the City: Sample Chicago beef at a classic steakhouse, grab a gourmet hot dog, or pick from dozens of high-end farm-to-table restaurants (but don't forget to try the deep-dish pizza!)
- Bars and Nightlife: Kick back at an authentic speakeasy before taking in a jazz show, or visit the famous Second City improv comedy club, where many of Saturday Night Live's stars got their start
- Trusted Advice: Local journalist and world traveler Rebecca Holland shares the secrets of her favorite city
- Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "A Winter Day in Chicago," "Chicago with Kids," and a week-long "Best of Chicago" plan
- Expert Tips: The best views, people-watching spots, romantic places, international cuisine, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors, families with children, travelers with disabilities, and international visitors
- Maps and Tools: Background information on Chicago's history and culture, as well as full-color photos and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Seattle or Moon Washington DC. Is Chicago just the first stop on a bigger adventure? Check out Moon Route 66 Road Trip.
About the Author
Rebecca Holland grew up in small town Wisconsin, visiting Chicago a few weekends a year to take in museum exhibits and see the sights. As she got older, Chicago became the place to go for parties, shopping, bachelorette parties, and special occasion dining.
Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Languages & Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and moved to Washington, DC and then Rome, Italy. Her travels soon took her all over the globe, but Chicago was always in the back of her mind and remained her favorite city to visit. When it came time to move back to the US, there was no choice but Chicago, where she's never felt more at home. She's spent the last few years working as a full-time travel and food writer in the city, where she's always looking for new local shops, exploring every inch of every neighborhood, taking day trips, and eating more food than is probably wise. She firmly believes that Chicago is the greatest food city in the country, and loves showing visitors around.
At the time of publication Rebecca was pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University. She is a contributor to New City, the Chicago Tribune, Roads & Kingdoms, and more.