You are here

About Chicago

Outdoor Activities

Lakefront Trails: 2.8 MI / 4.58 KM AWAY
Access 18 miles of hiking, biking, jogging, and walking trails along beautiful Lake Michigan, with parks and miles of sandy shoreline setting the scenery along the way.

Northerly Island: 3.3 MI / 5.34 KM AWAY
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.

Buckingham Fountain
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.


Navy Pier
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.

Millennium Park
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: 2.7 MI / 4.39 KM AWAY
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.

Soldier Field: 2.9 MI / 4.63 KM AWAY
The oldest NFL stadium dating to 1971, this iconic football field is also used for arena tours, concerts, runs, and other sporting events throughout the year.

Museum Campus

Shedd Aquarium: 3.3 MI / 5.33 KM AWAY
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.

Field Museum: 3.1 MI / 4.92 KM AWAY
From Dinosaurs to DNA, this Chicago favorite houses amazing natural history and scientific exhibits—all just a quick five-minute drive away from our lakefront hotel.

Adler Planetarium: 3.2 MI / 5.2 KM AWAY
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.

Museum of Science & Industry
Be inspired by one of the largest science museums in the world, creating learning experiences for visitors in science, technology, medicine, and engineering.


Joffrey Ballet: 2.6 MI / 4.22 KM AWAY
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.
Phone: (+1) 312-739-0120

Lookingglass Theatre Company: 3.4 MI / 5.42 KM AWAY
This ensemble-based theater company, founded by David Schwimmer, offers an array of eclectic productions, from the classic to physical comedy to thought-provoking plays.
Phone: (+1) 312-337-0665

Steppenwolf: 7.2 MI / 11.62 KM AWAY
Take in a unique production from this ensemble-based theater company in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, from originals written by international playwrights to the classics.
Phone: (+1) 312-335-1650

Black Ensemble Theater: 9.7 MI / 15.59 KM AWAY
This African American founded arts organization that also operates the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, strives to rid the world of racism through the theater.
Phone: (+1) 773-769-4451