EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
Friday, November 18 - Saturday, December 24 / 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM / Daley Plaza
50 W Washington St, Chicago (1.21 mi)
Experience the holidays at an authentic German Christmas Market. This annual event is free-admission and features vendors selling unique holiday items, mulled wine, and other traditional German items.
New Year’s Eve at Reserve Bar
Saturday, December 31 - Sunday, January 1 / 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM / Thompson Chicago
21 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago 60611
Celebrate New Year's Eve in our Reserve Bar, where we will ring in the New Year with a balloon drop, passed hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight! A live DJ with a violinist will be playing until 1am.
New Year’s Eve at Nico Osteria
Saturday, December 31 - Saturday, December 31 / 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM / Nico Osteria
1015 N Rush St, Chicago 60611
Celebrate the new year with us and enjoy a 5-course tasting menu of hand-crafted pastas, steaks, seafood and an optional wine pairing from our exceptional wine cellar. Celebrations kick off at 5pm for dinner and stick around for the after party starting at 10pm with a live DJ and a violinist. Tasting menu starts at $160 and wine pairings for $80.
Live Music at Salone Nico
21 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
Enjoy live music from local artists every Thursday-Saturday night from 8pm-11pm at our very own bar and lounge, Salone Nico.
Oak Street Beach
1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago 60611 (0.14 mi)
Head out for swimming, volleyball, bike rentals, and a spectacular view of the city skyline at this popular summer hotspot in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614 United States (1.29 mi)
Lincoln Park Zoo is a free wildlife experience set in one of Chicago’s verdant parks. Perfect for any age, the zoo is home to nearly 200 unique species from around the world, from aardvarks and axolotls to camels and black bears.
1060 W Addison St, Chicago, Illinois 60613 United States (3.66 mi)
Famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls, this iconic 1914 ballpark has been home to the city’s northside baseball team since 1916.
John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.28 mi)
Revel in 360-degree views of Chicago atop this 1970 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill X-braced glass and steel creation, 94 floors above it all — one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the Windy City skyline.
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601 United States (1.19 mi)
This sprawling public art venue in Grant Park features Anish Kapoor’s hyper-reflective Cloud Gate (known to many as “The Bean”) and the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion as its centerpieces.
Chicago Art Institute
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago 60603 (1.45 mi)
As one of the world’s most iconic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago features an extraordinary permanent collection that spans cultures, centuries, and the globe.
900 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
900 Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.17 mi)
A visually stunning and highly desired shopping destination located on the north end of Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile, these shops offer fashion, food, and even a round of Topgolf.
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (1.31 mi)
Re-envisioned 100 years after it first broke ground at the turn of the 20th century, Chicago’s 50-acre Navy Pier lakefront is a playground of promenades, eateries, rides, games, and the occasional fireworks display. Save time for a spin on the iconic 15-story Ferris wheel.
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60612 United States (2.76 mi)
Home to the city’s professional basketball and hockey teams, the largest arena in the United States also plays host to some of today’s best touring entertainers.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.43 mi)
One of the world’s largest contemporary art venues, the MCA Chicago exhibits experimental work alongside its permanent collection.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago
646 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.53 mi)
Explore the world's largest Starbucks, located just minutes from Thompson Chicago. Situated along the city's iconic Magnificent Mile, the new roastery sprawls across five floors, offering 35,000 square feet of space and a menu that includes coffee flights, nitro gelato, barrel-aged coffee, a cocktail bar, and more.
Maple and Ash
8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.08 mi)
Putting an innovative twist on the traditional steakhouse, Michelin two-starred Chef Danny Grant brings together a modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver classic wood-fired dishes by candlelight in a modern setting. His tasting menu turns heads while the fire-roasted seafood tower is a welcome departure from the traditional towers you’ll find in other steakhouses.
The Second City Comedy and Improv Theater
1616 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60614 United States (0.82 mi)
Catch a show at one of the most influential sketch and improv comedy meccas in the U.S., then grab an after-show bite at 1959 Kitchen & Bar.
Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.29 mi)
Grab a coffee or sweet treat, or get some much-needed shopping done all in one place. Water Tower Place, with its eight-floor atrium, has all the expected — and a few unexpected — treasures.
Charnley-Perksy House Museum
1365 N Astor St, Chicago 60610 (0.43 mi)
This 1892 collaboration in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood, created by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan, stands as a pivotal architectural work with a soaring atrium and sinuous details.
57 E Oak St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.09 mi)
Located on bustling Rush Street, Le Colonial is a renowned Vietnamese restaurant with a first-floor dining room, seasonal sidewalk café, bar, lounge, and all-season terrace on the second floor. Savor vibrant 1920s French flavors of Southeast Asia with signature dishes like Ca Chien Saigon (crispy whole red snapper).
1110 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.07 mi)
For a fresh take on tacos, this fast-casual setting delivers global flavors — think spicy tikka chicken or chicken and waffle — paired with frosty beers and margaritas in the heart of the Gold Coast.
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60616 United States (3.44 mi)
The largest convention center in North America is, fittingly, home to the grandest gatherings in the automotive, home, and restaurant industries with 2.6 million square feet to explore.
1741 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622 United States (2.28 mi)
Explore this community-based “anti” gallery dedicated to supporting all mediums of artistic creation with an emphasis on street, urban, graffiti, and outsider art.
Hyde Park Arts Center
5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615 United States (6.81 mi)
Hyde Park Arts Center is a production space for artists to connect and create new work. Explore a comprehensive roster of programs that work in concert to make contemporary art more approachable.
1007 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
This flagship store in Chicago offers upscale leather footwear, plus handbags and other goods.
1009 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
This upscale retailer of watches and bicycles aims to elevate your daily style. Don’t miss the additional line of leather goods and curated gift items.
931 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.10 mi)
Christian Dior designs and retails ready-to-wear leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, fragrance, make-up, and skincare products while also maintaining its tradition as a creator of recognized haute-couture.
923 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.13 mi)
Discover an eclectic boutique, stocked with trendy women’s clothing and accessories to elevate your everyday luxury style.
648 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States (0.56 mi)
Studio Three encompasses three unique, elite fitness studios under the same roof: cycling, interval, and yoga, each with its own dedicated floor. All three disciplines are versatile and can be tailored to the fitness level of any individual.
930 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.09 mi)
Combine a great workout with some local sightseeing. At the local Lululemon store, staff hosts all-level yoga classes as well as a weekly evening run around the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood.
Lou Malnati's Pizza
1120 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.10 mi)
No visit to Chicago would be complete without deep-dish pizza. This iconic outpost has served up flaky, buttery pizza crust for more than 50 years.
101 E Oak St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (0.11 mi)
In addition to its line of fitness and performance apparel, this athleisure store offers a handful of classes held in their store multiple times a week.
800 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60642 United States (1.09 mi)
Located in a restored factory in the River West area dating back to 1902, close to the West Loop, Aire Chicago offers a unique experience for the body and mind, in a journey through traditional Roman, Greek, and Ottoman ancient baths.
12 W Elm St, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.15 mi)
Settle into a sophisticated spot with Cuban flair serving rum cocktails and craft beer in a circa-1927 Art Deco building. Come for a nightcap and sample a beverage from their curated list of sugarcane spirits.
Dublin’s Bar & Grill
1050 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.08 mi)
For a cold brew and a hearty plate of corned beef and cabbage or lamb kabobs, this local Irish pub has your late-night cravings covered 365 days a year.
Hugo's Frog Bar
1024 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
This little sister to Gibson’s specializes in ocean-size plates of seafood in a bustling nautical atmosphere.
15 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610, Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States (0.18 mi)
On the barhopping Rush and Division strip of the Gold Coast, this sports bar has an energetic setup serving beer, cocktails, and easy eats. A full spectrum of anything-but-boring tacos like Korean fried chicken — or the Trailer Park with fried chicken and beer queso — satisfy any appetite, late into the night.
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
At this Gold Coast hotspot, enjoy classic Italian-American dishes, premium steaks, and seafood — as well as prime people-watching opportunities on the lively patio. Carmine’s authentic pastas, savory lamb chops, and veal saltimbocca are why locals and visitors keep coming back.
1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
For over 25 years, this classic American steakhouse has attracted regulars who return for huge portions of USDA Prime and supersized martinis. Go big with a 32-ounce Tomahawk or 48-ounce Porterhouse steak, and then head out for some premium shopping on Rush Street.
18 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
This Gold Coast standard welcomes guests to a comfortable-yet-sophisticated tavern offering artisanal, locally sourced takes on American favorites. Sit by the fire and sip something from the “Build Your Own Manhattan” menu paired with a Lux Royale double patty cheeseburger or a Faroe Island cedar-planked salmon.
Original Pancake House
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
The unassuming vibe of this neighboring breakfast spot will surprise you every time. Go all in on one of their generously sized specialties, like the oven-baked Dutch Baby and Apple Pancake.
Oak Street Shopping
Oak Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States (8.16 mi)
Chicago’s premier shopping is right in the Gold Coast neighborhood, with a superb mix of local boutiques, international couture houses, and luxury brands.