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Just minutes from downtown Chicago, the Southland offers outstanding restaurants, shopping and antiquing, plus a huge array of lodging and a variety of meeting and convention facilities.

Major attractions in the Southland include TOYOTA PARK, home of Chicago Fire Soccer Club and an outdoor concert venue; Balmoral Park, Illinois' premier harness racing facility; the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre for the top names in popular music and Standard Bank Stadium, home of Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball. The Chicago Southland is great for families with a variety of attractions and activities, including two children’s museums, waterparks, nature centers, biking/hiking trails, professional sports teams, railfan sites, and a variety of family-friendly dining options. Annually the region hosts over 500 fun festivals!

Easily accessible to Midway and O'Hare International Airports and interstates I-55, I-57, I-80, I-90, I-94, I-294 and I-355, the Chicago Southland is Chicago's most convenient and affordable destination!

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Windy City Thunderbolts
Windy City Thunderbolts Top Attraction!
Recreation in Crestwood, IL USA

The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!


#1 Chicago Tours
#1 Chicago Tours
Segway PT Tour in Chicago, IL USA

The most fun tours in Chicago!

$120 spa day relaxation package
$120 spa day relaxation package things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Massage and Spa in Chicago, IL USA

$120 SPA DAY FOR UNLTIMATE RELAXATION Massage, faial, manicure and pedicure. An appointment is required by calling (312)421-4887. Ideal for one, couples or group party. Let us relax you today.

$120 SPA RELAXATION DAY
$120 SPA RELAXATION DAY things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Massage and Spa in Chicago, IL USA

Massage facial manicure pedicure You deserve relaxation! Massage,facial manicure pedicure The perfect way to reduce stress and feel your best.3 hours of complete spa experience. Professional spa experts will take care of you head to toe.

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Take a Segway Tour along the Lakefront and through the Parks Come tour Chicago on an exciting Segway tour adventure. While gliding effortlessly, enjoy the Lakefront and learn the history of our city on this exciting and informative Chicago segway tour conducted by our friendly and professional tour guides.


Bike Chicago Rentals & Tours
Bike Chicago Rentals & Tours
Segway PT Tour in Chicago, IL USA

The Amazing Lakefront Chicago Segway Tour | bikechicago.com. The Amazing Lakefront Chicago Segway tour glides through Grant Park to Buckingham Fountain, with views of the Chicago skyline, Millennium Park, and the Museum Campus. /.

Bronzeville Children's Museum
Bronzeville Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Childrens Museum in Chicago, IL USA

The first and only African American children's museum in the country. Our philosophy of building children's minds is reinforced by a unique guided tour format that emphasizes the educational message each exhibit is designed to achieve.

Chicago Facial Spa
Chicago Facial Spa things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Massage and Spa in Chicago, IL USA

Wellnes spa, Facials BioSonic Beauty offers a safe and relaxing non-surgical Facial to help reduce and eliminate wrinkles, sagging jowls, and droopy eyelids and brows, for a more youthful appearance, with NO knives, NO needles, NO pain and NO downtime.

Comedy Dance Workshop
Comedy Dance Workshop things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dance in Chicago, IL USA

A Dance Workshop as part of Dance Chicago 25 Years! Two T-Rexes walked onto a stage... and that led to the creation of a comedy dance group. Comedy Dance Chicago’s first full-length show debuted at Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in 2016, and they haven't stopped since.


Flash Limousine Inc
Flash Limousine Inc things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

Flash Limousine Inc is a best Party Bus Rentals Company. Flash Limousine service has provided the best in luxury transportation throughout the Chicago area and its suburbs since 1998. We also provide out of state trips on request.

Historic Pleasant Home
Historic Pleasant Home things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Historic Site in Oak Park, IL USA

Guided tours of Pleasant Home are offered year-round to individuals and groups and they allow you to explore this Prairie School design. Explore this opulent mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home features a wonderful Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood. Museum shop on site.

In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) presents In The Next Room Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) continues its 2019-20 Season with In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Morgan Manasa, March 9 - April 5, 2020 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave.

International Museum of Surgical Science
International Museum of Surgical Science things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Science Museum in Chicago, IL USA

The Museum's four floors are filled with extraordinary artifacts, as well as paintings, illustrations and sculptures that interpret the archaic and modern healing practices of Eastern and Western civilizations.

Lantern Festival: Lunar New Year Celebration
Lantern Festival: Lunar New Year Celebration things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

Join us on this special day to make your own lantern Happy Lunar New Year! This holiday will come to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (???—yuán xiao jié), or Lantern Festival in February.

Omnimax at Museum of Science and Industry
Omnimax at Museum of Science and Industry things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Imax Theatre in Chicago, IL USA


Open Books
Open Books things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Culture in Chicago, IL USA

Non-profit bookstore Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.

Redline VR Happy Hour
Redline VR Happy Hour things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

An Amazing Daily Happy Hour! Free VR with Drink! The best Happy Hour in Chicago! Each purchase of any beverage at the Redline VR bar includes 10 minutes of FREE virtual reality. Happy Hour is 4 - 7 p.m. every day, even weekends! We are Redline VR - VR with a bar.

Redline VR Presents 360° Wine and Paint Nights
Redline VR Presents 360° Wine and Paint Nights things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

Sip Wine and Paint a Virtual Masterpiece! A perfect night for you to expand your artistic skills or just a fun night with family and friends. Curated by an artist instructor every Thursday, RedlineVR teaches you how to paint in three dimensions inside a virtual reality headset.

Redline VR Presents Trivia Mafia
Redline VR Presents Trivia Mafia things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

The Best Trivia Every Tuesday at Redline VR! Redline VR presents Trivia Mafia, the best bar trivia out there, every Tuesday, with a question in VR and over $250 worth of prizes! Drink specials. No cover. Get more info at the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.

Redline VR Presents: Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Redline VR Presents: Star Trek: Bridge Crew things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

Dress Up and Crew Your Own Enterprise! You and up to four friends are captain and crew on your own Enterprise-class starship in the Star Trek universe. Cosplay encouraged with positions on the Starship: Captain, Engineer, Helm and Tactical.

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Best Places to Stay in Chicago


Magnolia Coach House
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From $183 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Moment
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Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Silversmith Hotel Downtown Chicago
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From $179 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
The Langham Chicago
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From $950 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Chicago


The best time to visit Chicago Southland is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Chicago


Month Low Avg High
January 14.3 22.0 29.6
February 19.2 27.0 34.7
March 28.5 37.3 46.1
April 37.6 47.8 58.0
May 47.5 58.7 69.9
June 57.2 68.2 79.2
July 63.2 73.3 83.5
August 62.2 71.7 81.2
September 53.7 63.8 73.9
October 42.1 52.1 62.1
November 31.6 39.3 47.1
December 20.4 27.4 34.4

Chicago Visitor Bureau


Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau


Free Chicago Visitor Guide


Chicago Southland Visitors Guide

Chicago Southland Visitors Guide



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