Cook County

The anchor of the area, Chicago is one of the world’s most impressive cities, offering everything from traditional dining of every ethnicity to beautiful stretching beachfronts, historic locales and eclectic neighborhoods. The city is filled with culture –museums, concert halls, stages and more, and a vast landscape of natural spaces by way of pristine public parks, the cascading lakefront, and tree-lined neighborhood streets. And no one can argue the draw of such attractions as the Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park.

But beyond the famous sites and sounds of the city, Chicago neighborhoods are filled with small theater ensembles, intimate concert venues, and specialized museums, dedicated to their communities. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Garfield Park Conservatory, and a night of jazz at the Green Mill are just a few of the pleasures you’ll enjoy in this great American city.

Outside the borders of Chicago, more fun awaits in the near west suburbs. Check out wild adventures at the Brookfield Zoo, fantastic dining and entertainment at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont, and the finest horse racing in the gorgeous Arlington Park.