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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


Bigxthaplug Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Bigxthaplug Official Lollapalooza Aftershow things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 31, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bigxthaplug Official Lollapalooza Aftershow July 31, 2024 at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

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 19, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR November 19, 2024 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 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 20, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR November 20, 2024 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 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 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 Weekend, 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

Bilmuri at Guaranteed Rate Field
Bilmuri at Guaranteed Rate Field things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 13, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bilmuri August 13, 2024 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Bilmuri at Vic Theater
Bilmuri at Vic Theater things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 20, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bilmuri August 20, 2024 at Vic Theater in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

Bitchin Bajas / Sam Prekop at Empty Bottle
Bitchin Bajas / Sam Prekop at Empty Bottle things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Today, 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

Bktherula - I Just Wanna Be Me Tour at Guaranteed Rate Field
Bktherula - I Just Wanna Be Me Tour at Guaranteed Rate Field things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 16, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bktherula - I Just Wanna Be Me Tour July 16, 2024 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Black Pistol Fire with Dan Spencer at Thalia Hall
Black Pistol Fire with Dan Spencer at Thalia Hall things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 25, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Black Pistol Fire with Dan Spencer August 25, 2024 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

BLADEE LIVE - COLD VISIONS: Official Lolla Aftershow
BLADEE LIVE - COLD VISIONS: Official Lolla Aftershow things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 01, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BLADEE LIVE - COLD VISIONS: Official Lolla Aftershow August 01, 2024 at The Salt Shed Indoors (Shed) in Chicago, IL 11:00PM

blink-182 - ONE MORE TIME
blink-182 - ONE MORE TIME things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Month, Jun 27, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

blink-182 - ONE MORE TIME June 27, 2024 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

BLK Odyssy Â?? the Fantasy House Tour at Reggie's Rock Club
BLK Odyssy Â?? the Fantasy House Tour at Reggie's Rock Club things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 16, 2024 (Monday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BLK Odyssy Â?? the Fantasy House Tour September 16, 2024 at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Blondshell / Rat Tally - Lollapalooza Aftershow
Blondshell / Rat Tally - Lollapalooza Aftershow things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jul 31, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Blondshell / Rat Tally - Lollapalooza Aftershow July 31, 2024 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

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

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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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