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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.

“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print
“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Concert in Chicago, IL USA



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.

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.

Community Tap Jams
Community Tap Jams things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dance in Chicago, IL USA

M.A.D.D. Rhythms hosts Community Tap Jams, February & March Every second Friday of the month, M.A.D.D. Rhythms hosts “Community Tap Jams," FREE and open to the public celebration of Tap. Individuals may join in person, following all social distancing protocols or virtually, using the LIVE stream on M.A.D.D.

Diamonds Inc
Diamonds Inc things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Shopping in Chicago, IL USA

We specialize in custom made jewelry. Diamonds Inc. is a Chicago brand and renowned for manufacturing, certified Diamonds and exquisite Designs, gemstones, and platinum gold and silver jewelry in Chicago at a wholesale rate, for over 20 years. Our official website, diamonds717.


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.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Celebrates National Tap Dance Day
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Celebrates National Tap Dance Day things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dance in Chicago, IL USA

M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre Celebrating National Tap Dance Day, M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre for a showing of the 1989 film “Tap,” written and directed by Nick Castle and starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. on National Tap Dance Day, Wednesday, May 25.

National Tap Dance Weekend
National Tap Dance Weekend things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dance in Chicago, IL USA

M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre Celebrating National Tap Dance Day, M.A.D.D. Rhythms partners with Chicago Tap Theatre for a weekend of classes and intensives.

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 Announces, Santa's Winter Wonderland
Redline VR Announces, Santa's Winter Wonderland things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

An Interactive, Unique, Fun and Memorable Experience for all Redline VR, located at 4702 N. Ravenswood, is Chicago’s immersive entertainment center and virtual reality arcade bar. This Holiday season, Redline VR is welcoming Santa and other actors to transform the bar into a Winter Wonderland.

Tastebud Tours - Chicago
Tastebud Tours - Chicago
Food Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Walk with us through the heart of Chicago on our taste adventure, stopping at five memorable restaurants and food specialty shops. Chicago is the city of deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and the Italian beef sandwich, and Tastebud Tours wants you to enjoy the tastes of these wonderful foods which are unique to our great city.

Water People Theater Announces Bilingual Summer Camp
Water People Theater Announces Bilingual Summer Camp things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Registration is Now Available for the Musical Theater Lab Water People Theater (WPT) announces its WPT STUDIO Kids’ All for the Planet: One Planet for All, a bilingual (English/Spanish) musical, summer creative lab for children ages 6 - 11 years old, July 10 - 21. Classes are held weekly Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

#SistersInLaw Live at Athenaeum Theatre
#SistersInLaw Live at Athenaeum Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, May 02, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

#SistersInLaw Live May 02, 2024 at Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

$uicideboy$ - Grey Day Tour 2024 at United Center
$uicideboy$ - Grey Day Tour 2024 at United Center things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Oct 08, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

$uicideboy$ - Grey Day Tour 2024 October 08, 2024 at United Center in Chicago, IL 6:30PM

*SOLD OUT* Allie X at Thalia Hall
*SOLD OUT* Allie X at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Jun 06, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

*SOLD OUT* Allie X June 06, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

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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

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Chicago Southland Visitors Guide

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