Things to Do in Chicago in March

A trip to Chicago in March offers several different activities to choose from but certainly requires planning to visit the must-see items on your itinerary. Chicago is known for wonderful restaurants, museums and an exciting night life. Whether you are looking to relax or celebrate a special occasion, a trip to Chicago is a great fit for everyone.
St. Patrick's Day

Chicago celebrates St. Patrick's Day in style. They even dye the Chicago River green. Be sure to take part in the merriment. A parade kicks off the festivities. It is held downtown the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, and the river is dyed green the day of the parade. The parade starts at the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo. It then continues north to Monroe.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 942-9188

Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show

If you are an aspiring gardener, the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show is worth a visit. The show is usually held the first and second weeks of March. Get ideas for table settings for home, parties and weddings. There is a children's activity garden and plenty of hands-on demonstrations and classes. Ticket prices vary depending on what day you attend.

Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(773) 868-3010

Chicago Bulls

This should be on every basketball fan's itinerary: Go see one of the most famous NBA teams at the United Center. If you are looking for great seats at a great price, check out the Ticket Exchange. Season-ticket holders sell tickets to games they cannot attend. There are a variety of other seats available, too. Pricing depends upon where the seats are located.

United Center
1901 W Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 455-4000

Chicago Greeter

Get a tour from a native Chicagoan and see places only locals know about. Put your interests into the website, and you will be matched up with a local tour guide who will take you to places you're interested in. You can also choose "Greeter's Choice," an option that allows the greeter to choose his favorite places to show you. The tours are free. You must register seven to 10 business days in advance.

Chicago Greeter
77 East Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 744-8000

Chicago Dine Around

Think of this tour as a progressive dinner at some of Chicago's finest restaurants. Not only do you eat wonderful food, but you also get a tour of the city. Chicago is known for its culinary excellence, and foodies will enjoy the assortment found here. Visit one restaurant for hors d'oeuvres, another for the main course and a third for dessert. The tour is offered on weekends.

Chicago Dine Around
875 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, llinois 60611
(312) 437-3463

Melissa Elizondo earned a Bachelor's degree from Texas State University. She received a degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is a certified teacher. She worked for six years as a teacher and has experience in child development.