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Chicago Tourism and Sightseeing
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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Beyond the Blonde at Cubby Bear
Beyond the Blonde at Cubby Bear things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 12, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Beyond the Blonde October 12, 2024 at Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL 9:00PM


Beyond Wonderland Chicago
Beyond Wonderland Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Week, Jun 01, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Beyond Wonderland Chicago June 01, 2024 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL

Beyond Wonderland Chicago
Beyond Wonderland Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 02, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Beyond Wonderland Chicago June 02, 2024 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL 2:00PM

Bikini Kill at The Salt Shed Indoors (Shed)
Bikini Kill at The Salt Shed Indoors (Shed) things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 30, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bikini Kill August 30, 2024 at The Salt Shed Indoors (Shed) in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour at CIBC Theatre
Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour at CIBC Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dec 06, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour December 06, 2024 at CIBC Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM


Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour at CIBC Theatre
Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour at CIBC Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Dec 07, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Bill Maher: The WTF? Tour December 07, 2024 at CIBC Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR
BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Nov 13, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR November 13, 2024 at United Center in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR
BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Nov 14, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR November 14, 2024 at United Center in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks at Soldier Field
Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks at Soldier Field things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks June 21, 2024 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL 7:00PM


Bitchin Bajas / Sam Prekop at Empty Bottle
Bitchin Bajas / Sam Prekop at Empty Bottle things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 14, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bitchin Bajas / Sam Prekop June 14, 2024 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL 10:00PM

Blood, Shed the Skin, Hemorrhoid, Kurnugia, Organ Failure
Blood, Shed the Skin, Hemorrhoid, Kurnugia, Organ Failure things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 15, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Blood, Shed the Skin, Hemorrhoid, Kurnugia, Organ Failure June 15, 2024 at Reggie's Music Joint in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

Blue Beam w/ Chandelier & Casa w/ Paige Galdieri
Blue Beam w/ Chandelier & Casa w/ Paige Galdieri things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Oct 19, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Beam w/ Chandelier & Casa w/ Paige Galdieri October 19, 2024 at Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
New Year's Day, Jan 01, 2025 (Wednesday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group January 01, 2025 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Today, May 19, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago May 19, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 4:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 23, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago May 23, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 24, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago May 24, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Week, May 31, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago May 31, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 05, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago June 05, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 06, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago June 06, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group Chicago at Briar Street Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 07, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Blue Man Group Chicago June 07, 2024 at Briar Street Theatre 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

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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