Area Attractions

Presiding over a prime stretch of iconic Michigan Avenue across the street from Cloud Gate and Millennium Park, Chicago Athletic Association hotel puts visitors an easy walk from Chicago’s banner attractions, including the lakefront, the Art Institute, Maggie Daley Park, and the theater and financial districts.

Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60603



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Arts + Culture

The Art Institute of Chicago

One of the most venerated art museums in the world, The Art Institute is home to classic masterpieces including A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, and American Gothic by Grant Wood.

The Field Museum

Discover an incredible collection of gems, meteorites, fossils, and various artifacts from around the globe in this historic museum. Its piece de resistance is Sue, the largest T. rex specimen ever discovered.

Shedd Aquarium

Perched on Lake Michigan, this award-winning aquarium features exhibits on oceans, rivers, lakes, the Caribbean reef, and the Amazon River, with dozens of incredible aquatic species on full display as well.

Outdoor Recreation

Chicago’s Lakeshore Trail

Go for a walk or jog along Chicago’s glorious waterfront path, which hugs 18 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and offers spectacular cityscape and museum campus views.

Lincoln Park

One of Chicago’s largest and most celebrated parks, Lincoln Park is home to a free-of-admission zoo, walking paths, a nature museum, and a string of lively beaches.

Millennium Park

Billing itself as a “new kind of town square,” Millennium Park is a gathering spot in the city’s front yard, with impeccable lake views, the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture—known colloquially as The Bean—as well as an outdoor music venue, an ice-skating rink, public art installations, and so much more.

Oak Street Beach

A favorite local beach, Oak Street sits in the shadow of John Hancock Center. Enjoy a lake swim (when lifeguards are on duty), relax in a lounge chair, play volleyball, people watch, and more.

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