Explore things to do in Chicago from our downtown hotel within walking distance of top attractions. Visit Wintrust Arena next door for sports and live entertainment. Catch football at Soldier Field or baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field, both within ten minutes of the hotel, or walk Michigan Avenue for shopping and museums.
This 91-acre peninsula juts into Lake Michigan can be found at the heart of the Museum Campus. The space features scenic paths, play areas, fishing, and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline, plus concerts during the summer months.
One of the largest fountains in the world, this one is located at the center of Grant Park and dates to the 1920s. Catch a water show every hour during the day or come by at night to see the show choreographed with lights and music.
Guaranteed Rate Field
Tailgate on game day and catch all the Major League Baseball action at this Southside stadium, located less than ten minutes from the hotel.
Stroll the exclusive northern half of Michigan Avenue for some of the most elegant boutiques, department stores, and retail shops in the world. Splurge on little luxuries in the comfort of vertical indoor shopping malls.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s sophisticated South Loop, this an open-air shopping destination is one of the region’s most popular, with retailers like H&M, Ann Taylor LOFT, and Haberdash among the favorites.
Walk this shopper’s paradise for Chicago’s best retail stores and restaurants, including the second-largest Macy’s in the world. Take in the historic buildings and iconic landmarks, like the Great Clocks and Burnham Fountain.
Water Tower Place
Shop this iconic 8-story mall featuring more than 100 stores, restaurants, and entertainment destinations across 758,000 square feet along Magnificent Mile, including the flagship American Girl store.
Spend a day exploring Navy Pier, with 50 acres of attractions and experiences for all ages. Take in the view along the 3,000-foot pier, ride the famous Ferris Wheel, and try local eats in one of the many restaurants located on-site.
Home of the famous Cloudgate, also known as “The Bean,” Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Garden, and more, this park is a must-visit. Experience dozens of cultural events, activities, concerts, and tours.
Willis Tower Skydeck
Ascend this 103-story observatory for exceptional views, with sights of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana visible on clear days. Visit the interactive exhibits to learn about Chicago's dreamers, schemers, musicians, and sports greats.
A quick walk from the hotel, this legendary restaurant is one of the best places to experience Chicago’s world famous deep-dish pizza.
The Chicago Firehouse
Take in the stylish and historic atmosphere of this landmark restaurant serving traditional American cuisine and cocktails.
A two-Michelin star restaurant, this is the place to experience New American cuisine, with flavors of Coastal Maine.
Armand’s Victory Tap
Cozy up to the historic bar of Victory Tap and taste hearty classics while enjoying the tavern-like atmosphere.
An indoor public aquarium, the John G. Shedd Aquarium features 25,000 marina animals and 1,500 different species. The Aquarium is a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk from our downtown Chicago hotel.
America’s first planetarium, Adler Planetarium is just a 20-minute walk from our hotel. Experience immersive sky shows and live views of the nighttime sky in one of the world’s most technologically advanced theaters.
Be inspired by the one of the largest science museums in the world, creating learning experiences for visitors in science, technology, medicine, and engineering.
Watch a graceful performance of ballet classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker at this world-class company. Drop in for a class or come by for a special event—The Joffrey is well-known for its focus on community work.
This modern sports bar and American grill has been a fixture in Chicago’s South Loop for more than 70 years. Enjoy classics for brunch, lunch, and dinner, plus a selection of specialty drinks and craft beers.