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AAO 2014Where All of Ophthalmology Meets
Oct. 18 - 21
McCormick Place, Chicago


Join AAO in Chicago - visit your favorite spots and discover what's new in this ever-changing city.

View the Choose Chicago site, updated by the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, to find information about:

  • Tours and attractions
  • Dining
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Theater and performing arts
  • Sports
  • Transportation

Chicago in October is mild with an average high temperature of 62°F (17°C) and an average low of 45°F (7°C). Take advantage and enjoy an architecture cruise along the river, a stroll through Millennium Park or shopping on Michigan Avenue.

Catch a Game
The famous Chicago Bears are a Chicago institution. Root for them in the renovated Soldier Field stadium, located next to Lake Michigan.

The Home of the Blues
Use the Chicago Blues Guide for shows, events and information. Visit Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, located at the historic Chess Studios where, from 1957 to 1967, legendary blues and rock musicians like Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James and Aretha Franklin recorded.

John Hancock Observatory
Enjoy breathtaking 360° views of the city and beyond at the John Hancock Observatory.

Food Lover's Paradise
Chicago is home to many famous and exclusive restaurants. It can be difficult to get reservations, so plan ahead and book early.

Not sure where to go? Chicago eateries have been featured on national television and in magazines for years. Check out these celebrity chef's lists of the best places to eat:

Make a reservation through Open Table.  

To check out the food truck scene follow @chicagofoodies on Twitter and find where the trucks are when you arrive in Chicago.