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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!

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

Chicago Segway Tours offers Segway Tours at 2 locations Come tour Chicago on an exciting Chicago 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.

Ayn Rand in Love
Ayn Rand in Love things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Award winning musical "Ayn Rand in Love" at MCL Chicago

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. /.


Bound for Broadway
Bound for Broadway things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A new original musical where success isn't scripted. ?An MCL Chicago Production. The stage is set, the cast is ready, and the audience is seated for Craftworks Theater Company's Broadway Producer preview of their new original musical "Big Break.

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 Doo-Wop Dreams
Chicago Doo-Wop Dreams things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A Sixties Musical Experience From Connie's Pizza on the South Side of Chicago to the biggest stages in the world, join four Chicago Boys on their journey to fame and back. On the road to success they meet smarmy producers, money-hungry managers, an aging diva and even “Roy Orbeson.

Chicago Flower Delivery
Chicago Flower Delivery things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Shopping in Chicago, IL USA

Chicago flower delivery the amazing flower delivery. At Chicago Flower Delivery, we have amazing selection of flowers and gift baskets for all occasions. We have gift ideas for new born, sweet 16th, finally 21st, birthday flowers, get well, anniversary flowers, romance flowers, cheap flowers, corporate gifts.


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

Discover a world of fun and learning at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn! Explore fun and educational exhibits.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Interactive Murder Mystery Show complete with a 4 course mea The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Largest Haunted House Attraction, #1 in Chicagoland Area The Legendary Dungeon of Doom, located in the turn-of-the-century Warwick building in Zion, IL, is not for the faint of heart.

Got Her Back
Got Her Back things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A Fundraising Female Variety Show

Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A Vocal Competition & Music Comedy Show An MCL Chicago Production Get ready for a no holds bar vocal competition and music comedy show! Four contestants will compete in a four week vocal competition singing their best cover songs based off weekly themes and challenges.

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.

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.

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.

Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Imax Theatre in Chicago, IL USA


Second City Classic
Second City Classic
Food Tour in Chicago, IL USA

3-hour food tasting and cultural walking Chicago tour Tease your taste buds as we bring to life the historic and savory Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods as you eat delicious foods from seven one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, ethnic delis and local restaurants off the beaten track on our signature tour.

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Best Places to Stay in Chicago


Chicago Guest House on Newport
Guest Score:
From $295 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Global Luxury Suites at Riverwalk
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From $187 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile
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From $166 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Peninsula Chicago
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From $267 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Villa Toscana Guest House - Bed And Breakfast
Guest Score:
From $103 / night.


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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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