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There are thousands of great places to eat, shop, and visit in Chicago. With so much to do, it may seem difficult to know where to begin. The following web resources can help you navigate all that Chicago has to offer.

Centerstage Chicago

centerstagechicago.com
An online Chicago guide that covers food, entertainment, and city living.

Citysearch

chicago.citysearch.com
Here you’ll find user reviews, contact information, hours, directions, restaurant menus, photos, and critic and user reviews.

Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture

explorechicago.org
Located in the Chicago Cultural Center:
77 E. Randolph St.
312.744.6630
312.744.2400 

Located a few blocks from SAIC, the Chicago Cultural Center is a historic site with the largest Tiffany-designed dome in the world. Among its free art galleries, it also houses a Chicago Visitor Information Center, hosts free lunch-time concerts, performances, and other programming. Stop by to pick up free brochures, purchase CTA passes when your friends come to visit, or chat with a Chicago expert.

Metromix

chicago.metromix.com
Another great resource to find out about restaurants, nightlife, movies, concerts, and events in Chicago and the suburbs. Check it out for reviews by Chicago tribune staff and up-to-date event listings.

Yelp

yelp.com/chicago
Yelp is an online community devoted to sharing what’s great, and not so great in and around Chicago. Entries include details, contact information, and user reviews about everything from pet hospitals to dentists to museums. One of Yelp’s most well-known features is its extensive restaurant directory.