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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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Authority Zero, Tba at Reggie's Music Joint
Authority Zero, Tba at Reggie's Music Joint things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 08, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Authority Zero, Tba September 08, 2024 at Reggie's Music Joint in Chicago, IL 8:00PM


Automatic Monster at Cubby Bear
Automatic Monster at Cubby Bear things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 29, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Automatic Monster June 29, 2024 at Cubby Bear in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

Avatar - The Last Airbender at Cadillac Palace
Avatar - The Last Airbender at Cadillac Palace things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Oct 19, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Avatar - The Last Airbender October 19, 2024 at Cadillac Palace in Chicago, IL

Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits
Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 10, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits September 10, 2024 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Babe Rainbow at Outset
Babe Rainbow at Outset things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Aug 23, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Babe Rainbow August 23, 2024 at Outset in Chicago, IL 6:30PM


Bad Religion w/ Social Distortion at Riviera Theatre- IL
Bad Religion w/ Social Distortion at Riviera Theatre- IL things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Tomorrow, May 20, 2024 (Monday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Bad Religion w/ Social Distortion May 20, 2024 at Riviera Theatre- IL in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

Badflower - No Place Like Home Tour 2024
Badflower - No Place Like Home Tour 2024 things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 27, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Badflower - No Place Like Home Tour 2024 September 27, 2024 at Riviera Theatre- IL in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Ballet Folklorico at Copernicus Center
Ballet Folklorico at Copernicus Center things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 15, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Ballet Folklorico September 15, 2024 at Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL 4:00PM

Banda World - Live Banda X Perreo Party
Banda World - Live Banda X Perreo Party things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 28, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Banda World - Live Banda X Perreo Party June 28, 2024 at House of Blues Chicago in Chicago, IL 9:00PM


Baroness at House of Blues Chicago
Baroness at House of Blues Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Next Month, Jun 09, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

Baroness June 09, 2024 at House of Blues Chicago in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

BashfortheWorld  -
BashfortheWorld - "From Dallas With Love" World Tour things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 23, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BashfortheWorld - "From Dallas With Love" World Tour May 23, 2024 at Avondale Music Hall in Chicago, IL 9:00PM

BashfortheWorld - Meet & Greet Ugprade
BashfortheWorld - Meet & Greet Ugprade things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 23, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BashfortheWorld - Meet & Greet Ugprade May 23, 2024 at Avondale Music Hall in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Bassem Youssef: The Middle Beast Tour at The Chicago Theatre
Bassem Youssef: The Middle Beast Tour at The Chicago Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Sep 13, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Bassem Youssef: The Middle Beast Tour September 13, 2024 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

BEAT - Belew/Vai/Levin/Carey play 80s King Crimson
BEAT - Belew/Vai/Levin/Carey play 80s King Crimson things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Nov 01, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Chicago, IL USA

BEAT - Belew/Vai/Levin/Carey play 80s King Crimson November 01, 2024 at Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL 8:00PM

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 21, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 22, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 23, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 23, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:00PM

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
This Week, May 24, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 24, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL 7:30PM

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 25, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL

Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Beetlejuice (Chicago) at James M. Nederlander Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Chicago, IL USA

Beetlejuice (Chicago) May 26, 2024 at James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, IL 1:00PM

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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


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Chicago Southland Visitors Guide

Chicago Southland Visitors Guide



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