Best Attractions in Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue (.7 miles, S) The Art Institute houses an incredible permanent collection and frequently features limited-run exhibits from across the globe.
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue (.2 miles, S). See the city’s famous structures with the experts– by boat, bus or foot.
Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark Street (1 miles, S)Trace Chicago’s history through the many fascinating exhibits.
Chicago Neighborhoods. Tour Chicago’s neighborhoods and take an in-depth look at the history, stories, traditions and people of our great city.
The Hancock Observatory, 875 North Michigan Avenue (.3 miles, N ). The 94th-floor observatory is located high above the Magnificent Mile. Includes an open-air Skywalk! For the less adventurous, the Hancock offers a restaurant at this level as well.
Lincoln Park Zoo, (2 mile, S)
The Zoo recently completed several environments for Apes and African animals. Admission is free; The Lincoln Park Conservatory: on the zoo’s western edge, the LPC hosts seasonal flower shows and features beautiful regional environments (free admission);
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, is located on the zoo’s northern edge, this museum recently opened to great acclaim from Chicago’s children. The Notebaert contains a butterfly habitat and exhibits highlighting the bio-diversity of the Midwest.
Millennium Park, (.6 mile, SE)
This new park has been acclaimed as one of the finest recreational and cultural spaces of any city in the world. Enjoy an open-air concert, wander through gardens and sculpture installations, and visit the unique fountain.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum,1852 West 19th Street (7 mile, SE ). The permanent collection features some of the finest works of Mexican masters and folk art craftsmen.
Museum Campus, 1200-1400 South Michigan Avenue (4 mile, SE). Three world-class museums in one giant location:
Field Museum of Natural History
Enjoy exploring different cultures and environments. The Field houses acres of exhibits including Sue, the largest T-Rex skeleton ever discovered!
A showcase of aquatic creatures featuring an oceanarium and a Wild Reef and Amazon River exhibits.
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Opened in 1930 as the Western Hemisphere’s first planetarium; StarRider Theater fuels the imagination.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago, (.4 m, NE). Chicago’s contemporary art museum is steps from Michigan Avenue and the Lake.
Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive (8 mile, SE). Located on the city’s south side over 14 acres, the museum offers something for everyone-including a coal mine, a 747 airplane, a Submarine, a substantial space exploration sector and an IMAX Theater.
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, (.4 mile, E).
The Chicago landmark covers 50 acres of park, restaurants and amusements at the Lakefront. In addition, Navy Pier houses the Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and an IMAX Theater.
Sears Tower Skydeck, 233 South Wacker Drive, (3.5 mile, SW) Enjoy 360-degree views from North America’s tallest building.
We suggest taking advantage of City Pass which enables visitors to enjoy Chicago attractions without waiting for lines for a single price!!
Arts and Entertainment
The following theaters present national productions of Broadway spectaculars and highly-acclaimed regional productions:
- Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier.
- Chicago Theatre, 175 State Street.
- Downtown Theatre District: 4 blocks south. Ford Center for the performing arts, Cadillac Palace, Auditorium Theatre, LaSalle Bank Theatre formerly the
- Schubert Theatre
- Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street.
- Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 North Halsted Street.
Chicago is an elite dining destination featuring American fare as well as offerings from the globe’s cuisine. Many delightful establishments are adjacent to the hotel. We would be pleased to assist you in planning upon arrival.
Downtown Chicago Dining – From Fine to Family on Michigan Avenue!
Whether your taste in food runs from the gourmet to every day, you’ve come to the right place. In addition to a daily complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, our downtown Chicago hotel in the Magnificent Mile district is within close proximity of dozens of fine dining establishments and fun, casual family-style restaurants. We’ve compiled a shortlist of options to give your appetite a head start.
Downtown Chicago Hotel Amenities – It All Begins with Free Breakfast!
When you reserve a well-appointed guestroom or suite at our boutique hotel in downtown Chicago, you’ll be able to kick-start your day with our fabulous free deluxe continental breakfast. And that’s just the beginning. Your family vacation or business trip will benefit from a bevy of other amenities, including an activity desk, hot tub, gift shop, business center, laundry facilities, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access (in public places only).
Sports and Recreation
The Chicago Park District contains 7,300 acres across in 552 parks, 6 golf courses, and 32 beaches.
Chicago is also home to many professional sports teams:
- Chicago Cubs: National League Baseball at Wrigley Field.
- Chicago White Sox: American League Baseball at US Cellular Field.
- Chicago Bears: National Football League at Soldier Field 4 miles.
- Chicago Fire: Major League Soccer at Soldier Field 4 miles.
- Chicago Bulls: National Basketball Association at United Center 5 miles.
- Chicago Blackhawks: National Hockey League at United Center 5 miles.
There is no shopping experience like the one you’ll encounter on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Encompassing a one-mile stretch of North Michigan Avenue, this veritable retail paradise will dazzle and delight with an extensive lineup of top-of-the-line shops and boutiques. Discover everything from Bulgari, Georgio Armani, and Hermes to Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and the Shops at North Bridge.
From major fashion houses to trendy retailers, Michigan Avenue shopping fulfills everyone’s retail fantasy. Whether it be “the little black dress,” the latest “it-bag” or the newest “gotta have gadget,” the retailers of The Magnificent Mile offer everything your closet and home desires. Treat yourself to a truly special day out by reserving our Chicago Shopping Package. The package features a spacious guestroom and discount coupons.
A short distance away is Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue. “The Magnificent Mile”, is one of the world’s top shopping destinations. Oak Street is home to many fabulous boutiques (www.oakstreetchicago.com). Proceeding south, one will find many vertical malls and independent structures offering all manner of retail experiences: 900 North Michigan includes Bloomingdales, Gucci, and Williams-Sonoma (www.shop900.com)
Water Tower Place (835 North Michigan Avenue) includes Marshall Fields and Lord & Taylor
American Girl Place, 111 East Chicago Avenue (www.americangirl.com)
Chicago Place ( 700 North Michigan) includes Saks Fifth Avenue and Talbot’s (www.chicago-place.com) and The Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue) includes Nordstrom’s and Lego.
Join us today for a great Chicago experience you won’t soon forget.