Whether you’re a South or a North Sider, or just dropping in, our Ultimate Guide to Chicago, presented in partnership with Tasting Table, will help you enjoy all the city has to offer. (Jump to the full guide.)
Visiting a new city usually involves looking around and wondering, “What’s that?” In Chicago, you don’t have to wonder: Get 312Go and put a tour guide in your pocket. It tracks your location and gives you brief audio clips about nearby landmarks. Oh, that’s agiant stainless steel legume.
DINE by Tasting Table finds the perfect restaurant for you every time. Search using filters, like neighborhood or cuisine, or scroll through one of their curated lists, like best Mexican food, best brunch spots, classic restaurants, or Hot Tables, their always-fresh list of where to eat right now.
Phew, you just barely made the train. And you bought a ticket, right? Whoops. Make sure you’re ready to go with the Ventra app, which allows you to buy Metra commuter rail tickets, look up train and CTA bus schedules, check your Ventra card balance, and more.
We know you’ve got places to be. One problem—where do you park once you get there? For help finding that perfect spot, get Meter Beaters, a map of all the free parking in downtown Chicago. With useful features like street cleaning notifications, it’ll help you avoid any parking mishaps, too.
You visited the Windy City and realized “this is where I want to be.” Find your dream apartment with Chicago’s own Domu. Chat directly with landlords, get instant emails and text alerts, and find a place in no time with certified, real listings. Soon enough you’ll be jogging along the lakefront.