Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a thriving and lively metropolis full of American inventions, from deep-dish pizza to the ferris wheel and skyscrapers to house music. The third largest city in the United States, the windy city is teeming with things to see and do--from avant-garde theaters and sultry clubs by night to free music festivals and tours of West Loop galleries by day. Take in the skyline from the Sears Tower or stroll through one of the city's fantastic science, art, or history museums. Have dinner in a cozy bistro or take a pic-nic to Millenium Park. From hot dogs on the beach to haute cuisine and boutique hotels, Chicago has something for everyone on every budget. Check out Tripbase's hotel, restaurant, attraction, nature and shopping recommendations to the right. To browse through great Chicago travel ideas based on the things you like, check out the top recommendations about what to see and do as well as where to eat, shop and stay in the city on Tripbase.