Local Sites & Attractions

Millennium Park

Chicago’s most famous green space is perhaps best known for Cloud Gate, the mesmerizing, mirror-like sculpture known by locals as “The Bean.” This 24.5-acre park is also home to the futuristic Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden and much more to keep you delighted and enlightened for an afternoon.

Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

Grant Park

Known as “Chicago’s Front Yard” for its location on Lake Michigan, Grant Park is the place to find some of the city’s most emblematic landmarks. Museums, gardens, an ice-skating rink, an amphitheater and an 18-mile bike trail can all be found within.

Columbus Dr | Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles

Buckingham Fountain

Installed in 1927 as the focal point of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain ranks among the largest in the world. Its major water display—which spouts forth for 20 minutes every hour—is designed to represent the vast waters of Lake Michigan.

301 Columbus Dr | Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Navy Pier

Reaching out into Lake Michigan for some 3,000 feet, this famous strip is home to restaurants, a Ferris wheel and the Chicago Children’s Museum. Another big draw on this culture-rich pier is the Shakespeare Theater, which regularly runs a production of the renowned musical Chicago.

600 E Grand Ave | Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles

Willis Tower

Soaring 110 stories above Chicago’s streets, the former Sears Tower has long been an icon of the Windy City. Take the elevator up to the Skydeck and step out onto The Ledge—a series of all-glass balconies jutting out from the building’s side—for a truly thrilling experience!

233 S Wacker Dr | Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

Shedd Aquarium

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, the Shedd Aquarium ranks as one of Chicago’s most popular cultural sites. Sea turtles, beluga whales and more fascinate visitors from more than 5 million gallons of water. Stop by and make a new friend!

1200 S Lake Shore Dr | Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles

Adler Planetarium

Opened as the first planetarium in the United States, the Adler Planetarium is a kid-friendly museum that aims to educate visitors about the wonders of astronomy and the science of outer space. Bring the family along for an experience that is out of this world.

1300 S Lake Shore Dr | Distance from hotel: 2.6 miles