07/18/2013 06:46 am ET Updated Sep 17, 2013

Five Things Most Chicago Visitors Never Do

Sure, the guidebooks can point out some of the best things to do in Chicago, but there’s a whole hidden side to the city beyond the touristy lure of Millennium Park and Navy Pier. So here you have it: secret Chicago restaurants, tours and attractions with locals-only flavor, from Kendall College’s test kitchen for rising chefs to Randolph Street Market’s vintage finds. Follow these tips from Where editors Valerie Moloney and Elisa Drake for an authentic experience in Chicago:

Secret Chicago: 5 Things Most Visitors Never See or Do