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Chicago is home to U.S. Travel Association's IPW 2025! Be sure to experience the best of what Illinois has to offer while you're visiting.

As the leading inbound travel trade show in the U.S., past IPWs have generated more than $5.5 billion in future travel by connecting travel exhibitors with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business, cementing America’s position as a top global travel destination and showcasing the best of what the country has to offer.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Illinois June 14 – 18, 2025. You'll be able to find more details about the event at the U.S. Travel Association's IPW website later this year, but for now, check out the video we previewed at IPW 2024 and read on to discover a selection of what you can experience when you visit Illinois.

People on a cruise looking at the buildings around them
People inside building at the Art Institute of Chicago
The view of the city

Things To Do in Chicago During IPW

Chicago is full of exciting things to do and experience. Although IPW will keep you busy, don't leave the city without trying at least a few of these activities.

A city with big buildings and a river running through it

Follow the sights

Chicago’s Second Shoreline Chicago’s Second Shoreline
Four people leaning in the Tilt 360 attraction at the John Hancock Center.

Take in the view

360 Chicago - TILT 360 Chicago - TILT
The exterior to the museum

Discover something new (or old)

The Field Museum The Field Museum
An architecture river tour boat passes under a bridge in Chicago

Go on an architectural adventure

Architecture River Cruise Architecture River Cruise
Couple staring at a painting

View masterpieces

Art Institute of Chicago Art Institute of Chicago
Women walking across the street with shopping bags

Shop, sightsee, and dine

The Magnificent Mile The Magnificent Mile
The cast of the award-winning show, Discontent, pose outside Second City Comedy Club in Chicago.

Theater

Chicago Theatre Scene
Big city buildings

Architecture

City by Design
A blues singer wearing a classy metallic suit on stage belting out a song

The Blues

Sweet Home Chicago Blues
Exterior of Waldorf Astoria

Try a little luxury

Elevate your stay with luxury accommodation at one of Chicago's finest hotels. We've picked some of the most iconic.

Car stopped on Route 66

Take a road trip

Chicago has plenty to give you an unforgettable visit. But drive on a little further, and you'll discover even more. Explore our itineraries for a classic road trip that showcases all that Illinois has to offer.

Route 66 Mural with a Pontiac car in front.
The Historic Route 66 Begins sign in downtown Chicago
Two people walk between neon signs

Discover Route 66

The great Mother Road begins in Chicago, and passes through a collection of charming towns and quirky attractions on its way to Missouri and beyond. Start your journey at the iconic Route 66 sign on E. Adams St, then follow our recommendations for all the best stops and photo opportunities.

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