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World-class food and drink scene, stunning architecture, and 178 diverse neighborhoods

View of Chicago with boat and ferris wheel

Chicago offers anything and everything a visitor could want.

Whether you’re a first-time tourist or a seasoned veteran, Chicago offers anything and everything a visitor could want. Home to a world-class food and drink scene, stunning architecture, and 178 diverse neighborhoods sprawling in every direction, it’s a town with a distinct sense of personality and history. Most folks have heard of Michael Jordan and the 1990s Bulls, and maybe even Al Capone and those 1920s gangsters – but Chicago has more to its story than sports championships and larger-than-life characters. It’s the birth of the skyscraper, friendly midwestern people, Michelin star restaurants, and a breeding ground for Broadway theater, comedy, Jazz, and the Blues.

Between the culture, the sights, and the breezy beaches of Lake Michigan, some might say that Chicago is the USA’s premier international destination. In fact, it’s been voted the country’s best big city, seven years running, by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. With so much to take on and explore, it can be a tall task to check every box – but Sweet Home Chicago is a place that will surely keep you coming back. Make sure to register for 2024’s IPDLN Conference and come see why for yourself!

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