Area Attractions

Discover downtown Chicago’s popular attractions and things to do from Hyatt Regency Chicago. Walk out our front doors to the Chicago Riverwalk for boat tours or Millennium Park for outdoor recreation and events. Shop Magnificent Mile, visit the nearby museums, or check out the breathtaking views along Lake Michigan, all within a few minutes from the hotel.

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601



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Family Fun

Chicago Children’s Museum

Let the kids explore, learn, and play at the Chicago Children’s Museum located right inside Navy Pier. The museum has everything from arts and crafts and play spaces to engineering workshops and life-size dinosaur replicas.

Museums Zoos & Gardens

Museum of Science and Industry

The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, the 400,000-square-foot museum has hands-on exhibits with a five-story movie theater, learning labs, and more than 35,000 artifacts.

Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory

Spend an afternoon at one of the oldest zoos in the country, offering free admission to see more than 1,100 animals and 200 different types of species. Walk through the conservatory’s four display houses showcasing exotic plants and greenery.

Art Institute of Chicago

The best thing to do in Chicago according to TripAdvisor visitors, the museum houses a collection of more than 300,000 art pieces. Browse works of art originating from ancient civilizations to contemporary America, including world-famous paintings and sculptures.


Skydeck Chicago

Head to the top of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, for incredible views of Chicago and four neighboring states. Stand on the Skydeck Ledge, an epic glass enclosure overlooking the city from 1,300 feet high.

Navy Pier

One of the most popular landmarks located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier offers plenty of outdoor and indoor activities and recreation, from mini golf to boat rides to a botanical garden and the iconic Ferris wheel.

Buckingham Fountain

One of the largest in the world, this iconic fountain is the centerpiece of Grant Park and a prominent landmark in Chicago. Watch the water displays each hour during the day or catch the light and music shows at night.

Outdoor Activities

Cloud Gate
Couple Walking Urban Setting
Chicago Friends Beach

Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”)

Snap a photo in front of Cloud Gate, known locally as The Bean, and discover architectural details of this bustling 25-acre park that hosts concerts, movie screenings, workouts, and special events.

Chicago River Architecture Tours

Explore Chicago’s iconic architecture along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on an entertaining and informative boat tour that delves into the history of the city’s most prominent buildings.

Oak Street Beach

Head to the scenic shores of Lake Michigan for this classic beach destination with tons of summer activities and impressive views of the Chicago skyline.


Magnificent Mile

Stroll along the famous Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue to take in more than 450 retailers, restaurants, and entertainment destinations, plus an array of iconic buildings like the Chicago Water Tower.

State Street Shopping

Explore the many shops on iconic State Street near the Chicago Theatre, including the historic Macy’s, the second-largest in the world, and the Block 37 shopping center.

Oak Street District

One of the most luxurious shopping districts in the city, the Oak Street District is part of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and offers a variety of high-end shopping destinations and brands.