The surprising Second City shelters a vibrant lesbian and gay community. Come see everything this Midwestern hub has to offer. You'll find iconic sights, raucous nightlife, and even a gay beachall within the Chicago city limits.
Where to Stay
If you're here to party, pick a gay hotel in Boystown. Try the up-and-coming SoWa (South of Washington) neighborhood for a more romantic stay.
Summer nights, cozy up near the Joseph Petrillo Band Shell for music under the stars or head to SummerDance in Grant Park. From October–April, hold hands while circling the Millennium Park Ice Rink.
North Halsted Street in Boystown is the epicenter for gay clubs, restaurants, discosand drag shows! There are 30+ places to choose from, including the famed Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club! Hipster-favorite Andersonville is becoming quite popular as well.
Know Before You Go
During the summer, there are free daily trolleys between Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, and the Museum Campus
Chicago's the birthplace of deep dish pizza. Make a point of trying a pie (or two) at the many pizzerias.