Things to see and do - Chicago
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Brawny and muscular, the commercial center of the American Midwest occupies a strategic position on the southern end of Lake Michigan at the point where the heartland meets the Great Lakes. Residences, office towers, commercial structures and industrial installations crowd Chicago's shorelines along with some of the inland US's loveliest beaches and parks. Architectural gems, both modern and historic, punctuate the uban skyline, and the "Second City" boasts numerous world-class museums and performing ensembles along with professional sports teams and leading universities, making it one of the top tourist destinations in the US.
Tourist attractions Chicago : Things to see and do
111 S. Michigan Ave. USA - Chicago IL 60603
One of the great museums of the world and the preeminent arts institution of the Midwest, the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is a comprehensive center for arts education and exhibition. Its collections span 5,000 years and draw on the cultures of Eur..
USA - Chicago IL 60602
Affectionately known as the Bean, this sculpture by Anish Kapoor has become the surprise favorite of the park. The gleaming structure of stainless steel -66 feet long, 33 feet high and weighing 110 tons-draws visitors like moths to a flame. Its jelly..
430 S. Michigan Ave. USA - Chicago IL 60805
This solid cornerstone of the Loop's east side launched the careers of renowned architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, as well as a young draftsman named Frank Lloyd Wright. Completed in 1889, it housed a hotel, an office tower and a theater an..
22 West Monroe USA - Chicago IL IL 60603
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Located in Chicago’s cultural district, this hotel is in the same historic building as the Bank of America Theater. It serves a hot breakfast buffet every morning. Free Wi-Fi access is available in every boldly colored room at Hampton Inn Majestic C..
1 West Washington USA - Chicago IL IL 60601
Situated in Chicago's famous Loop within 3 blocks of Millennium Park and the theatre district, this luxury, boutique hotel offers unique architectural details. It is eco-friendly and offers spacious guestrooms with comfortable amenities. Hotel Burnh..
10 South Wabash Avenue USA - Chicago IL IL 60603
Located 1 block from the Loop, Chicago’s theater and financial district, this hotel is close to dining, shopping, and many major attractions. Spacious rooms include cable TV and coffee facilities. Decorated in neutral colors, each room includes a re..
Leisure activities Chicago
Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute architectural tour features exciting views of Chicago's most famous architecture as seen from the Chicago River and lakefront. This unique tour is the only Chicago river tour departing from Navy Pier that inc..
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Step up onto the platform, place a firm grip on the handles, and get ready to see Chicago in a very unique way–via the Segway! A tour guide and your personal scooter, the Segway, take you around the Windy City's most famous attractions, including Mic..
Experience Chicago's lakefront via a turbo-charged, 2,000-horsepower speedboat! Race north for views of the Magnificent Mile and the John Hancock Center. Then speed south towards Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, and the Adler Planetarium. Enjoy the co..
1 W. Washington St. USA - Chicago, IL 60602
Chicago architecture and Parisian café-style go hand-in-hand at Atwood Café, housed in the historic Reliance Building that's now home to Kimpton's Hotel Burnham. Grillework from Louis Sullivan, another founding father of Chicago design, gets a fittin..
71 W. Monroe St. USA - Chicago, IL 60603
Within the venerable Italian Village restaurant family, Vivere is the relative spring chicken of the group, with only two decades on the job compared to its sibling's 85 years of tradition. The third generation owners keep this experience as sparklin..
24 S. Michigan Ave. USA - Chicago, IL 60603
In a sprawling set of historic buildings directly opposite Millennium Park, The Gage provides refuge from the teeming Michigan Avenue crowds—and has abundant room to hold them all. Clubby leather booths and celadon-tiled columns bring decorum to this..
18 S. Michigan Ave. USA - Chicago, IL 60603
A restaurant with prime Michigan Avenue real estate likely doesn't need to fuss too much since foot traffic is guaranteed, but Henri has established itself as an elegant and charming hideaway on this otherwise tourist-clogged stretch. Charcoal walls ..
159 E. Monroe St. USA - Chicago, IL 60603
Setting a restaurant within the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing leads to heightened aesthetic expectations, and Terzo Piano meets every one. A bright white room with clean lines befitting a Malevich composition is comfortably scattered with ta..
1 S. Dearborn St. USA - Chicago, IL 60603
Class and elegance drift through the striking bi-level dining space, where luxurious rose banquettes, soaring ceilings, and a gorgeous mezzanine create an air of sophistication. Knowledgeable, tuxedo-clad servers rapidly fire off daily specials, thou..