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Attendees at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference won’t have to go far to enjoy all Chicago has to offer this summer. With this year’s Conference hotel situated right on Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, the struggle won’t be finding things to do, but how to fit everything in around a busy Conference weekend! We asked the IOCDF’s social media fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for can’t-miss places to see, restaurants to hit, and other must-do activities in Chicago. Here are just a few of their suggestions.

Art Institute

Art Institute

Soak in thousands of priceless masterpieces, including works by Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Grant Woods, and others.

Recommended by @mansfielsa.

Chicago Cubs


Cheer on Chicago’s “Cubbies” at Wrigley Field. Don’t miss the Crosstown Classic, when the Cubs take on hometown rivals the Chicago White Sox on the Thursday before the Conference!  

Recommended by @Dustin_siegel.

The Bean at Millennium Park

Millenium Park

Visit Chicago’s iconic silver “Cloud Gate” sculpture, then check out some of the other artwork on display in the park!

Recommended by Courtney O’Donnell.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Enjoy parks, gardens, shops, an iconic Ferris wheel, restaurants, and more on a giant pier overlooking Lake Michigan!

Recommended by Kathy LaVoy.

Randolph St.


Foodie paradise can be found on Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row, home to all kinds of cuisine honed to perfection. 

Recommended by @Dustin_siegel.

Chicago River Cruise


Cruise the Chicago River and take in some of the city’s most famous architectural sites.

Recommended by @brockmaxwell.


  • Alan Landay

    I had already heard about the Architecture/ River Cruise; that it was really good. I have already signed up.

  • Going to Navy Pier and seeing fireworks for the Fourth of July was definitely one of my favorite experiences. There’s so much to do and see in Chicago though, so it’s followed by many more amazing memories! Thanks for sharing!


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