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Shoppers enjoying two-story shopping at Fashion Outlets Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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Audience participating in the show at Blue Man Group

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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Stepping into the iconic Macy’s on State Street

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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Browsing over 130 designer shops at Fashion Outlets Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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The three “Blue Men” performing on stage at the Briar Street Theater

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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The Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street

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Chicago, Illinois: Shopping and Entertainment in the City

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In the heart of the Midwestern USA, Chicago reigns as a metropolitan hub for shopping, dining and entertainment.

You can update your style at a historic department store, find the best deals on designer fashion and top the evening off with exciting live entertainment. So go on, and take advantage of day-to-evening fun at some of the city’s shops and shows.

Iconic American Shopping at Macy's

Macy’s on State Street is not your average department store. For starters, the building is listed as a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Between the intricate Tiffany Ceiling and the iconic Great Clocks that flank its entrance, walking these floors can feel like browsing a museum. Instead of paintings and sculptures on display, you’ll find eight levels of fashion, gifts, home furnishings and more. Should you need a bite to eat, stop by The Walnut Room on the seventh floor for classic American favorites, such as chicken pot pie and oven-baked meatloaf.

Browsing the latest styles at Macy’s on State Street

Browsing the latest styles at Macy’s on State Street
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Convenience and Selection at Fashion Outlets Chicago

You’re bound to find a good deal at Fashion Outlets Chicago. Its convenient location (super close to downtown and O’Hare International Airport) means that instead of driving across town from store to store, you get more time to focus on the standout sales at more than 130 designer outlets including Gucci, Prada, Longchamp and more. The huge selection and great bargains make it a popular spot for locals, but visitors will enjoy a range of services to complement their needs such as foreign currency exchange, luggage holding and more.

Shopping at one of over 130 stores at Fashion Outlets Chicago

Shopping at one of over 130 stores at Fashion Outlets Chicago
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Immersive Entertainment at the Blue Man Group

Chicago is an arts and entertainment mecca, with over 200 theaters scattered across the city. Blue Man Group in Chicago adds its own colorful stamp to the city’s scene. With paint, LED lights, fist-pumping music and audience participation, it’s really more of an experience than a performance. Expect something in between a vaudeville show and a rock concert. Families can enjoy the multimedia theatrics and nonstop humor, but the upbeat music and party atmosphere means it’s also fun for a night out for two. It’s theater. It’s comedy. It’s performance art. The only way to truly understand it is to see it for yourself. Find it in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood at the historic Briar Street Theatre.

Colorful streamers and balls fill the theater at a Blue Man Group show

Colorful streamers and balls fill the theater at a Blue Man Group show
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Getting There

You can reach the city of Chicago, Illinois by flying into Chicago O’Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport. Both are less than an hour from downtown.

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