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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Route
“Pretty much anything you want, you can find here and it is a short bus ride or about a 20 minute walk.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Route
“s a shopping mall in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is located in Skokie, Illinois.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Really well done small museum of the American Indian in Evanston. Please look on-line for hours, cost, and location. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“There is a robin that is made out of tiny aircraft that span history. And right over the TSA area where NO ONE looks up looms a blue representation of Lake Michigan. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Nice shopping mall for basic needs. Great Area for shopping also includes Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot and others.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“This is a Run Way TJ Maxx Store! Armani, to Prada and everything in-between. I have been to several TJ Maxx stores across the country and this one is at the top of awesome. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“My favorite Italian Beef in the city. Everything is good here, it's Portillo's nuf said ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“(17 miles north of downtown) At the poignant Illinois Holocaust Museum your groups can remember the past and honor the memories of those who were lost with exhibitions that feature more than 500 artifacts, virtual reality experiences and contemporary artistic responses to genocide. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Curt's Cafe is run by a non-profit that works with kids others or the system have given up on. They get kids off the street, get them there for food, counseling, and teach them job skills. Leaders are chefs so food is excellent. . . recommend scones.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
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  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Mom-&-pop ice cream parlor featuring yummy frozen treats. A nice 1 mile walk up Central St. or Lincoln St. West to Hartigan's on Central St. Enjoy your sweet while walking back. :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends