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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Chicago

By (author) Lauren Viera


  • An insider’s guide to Chicago’s hidden gems and lesser-known spots
  • Written by a true local, filled with independent advice, based on thorough research and the author's personal opinions
  • An inspirational and practical guide to the city’s most interesting places, buildings, restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, neighborhoods, gardens and cafes, arranged into 100 lists of 5 secrets
  • A new addition to Luster’s successful and attractive series of city guides
Full Description

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Chicago reveals 500 off-the-beaten- track places and interesting details for anyone who’s keen to explore Chicago’s best-kept secrets, e.g. 5 cafés for sitting a spell, 5 iconic merchants, 5 ways to enjoy the Chicago river, 5 unlikely art destinations, 5 historic music spots… and much more.

About the Author

Lauren Viera has called Chicago home for more than 20 years. As a writer for many local publications such as Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Tribune, she digs deep into the city’s culture.
Also available: The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Tokyo, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Seattle, The 500 Hidden Secrets of San Francisco, and many more. Discover the series at

Luster Publishing
26th Oct 2023
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
4.72 in x 7.09 in
272 Pages
Name of series
The 500 Hidden Secrets
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