9 Hidden Gems You Must Visit In Chicago

9 Hidden Gems You Must Visit In Chicago
Rich in culture and history, Chicago offers tourists many options of spending their time. Here are some of the places that may be overlooked by most travel guides, but that you should not miss when visiting Chicago.

The Chicago Cultural Center

Let’s start off with a taste of the local culture. This is one location that doesn’t require an entry fee. Its beautiful architecture and amazing art exhibits will give you a taste of what the city has always stood for.

Big Monster Toys

A toy shop dedicated to bringing innovation to the toy industry for adults and children alike. Prepare to step out of the regular world when entering this shop.

Myopic books

A landmark Chicago book shop, selling over 80.000 titles. Expect to spend some time here searching for a favorite book or a buried treasure. The only catch is you’ll have to turn off your cell. Don’t worry! You’ll thank the store owners later on.

Calumet Fisheries

It may be a bit out of your way, but if you trust the reviews of most locals, you are in for a treat. Calumet Fisheries is a family owned business, opened in 1948, boasting to serve the best smoked and fried fish in Chicago.


Located in Smith Park, Komoda is where you can find beautiful gifts and jewelry made by local artists. It’s the perfect place to buy a gift that shows you are willing think outside of the box.

Original Rainbow Cone

A treat for Chicago natives since 1928, this ice-cream store serves their own brand of layered cone, that includes the flavors chocolate, pistachio, strawberry, Palmer House, orange sherbet and Palmer House. Yummy!

Harold Washington Library

Another beautiful Chicago building perfect to spend some quiet time and immortalize in through photos. For those looking for some study material, Chicago’s public library offers numerous resources.

Promontory Point

Located in Burnham Park and used in several Hollywood movies, this is one of the best places to get a skyline view of the city.


If you are on the hunt for furniture to give your home a classy, out of time vibe, this antique vintage furniture shop could be just the place you are looking for. New furniture is added every week, so keep an eye out, as you stand to find something truly special.

Chicago is host to numerous gems that are just waiting to be found. These represent merely a small portion. Feel free to explore the city and find out its secrets.