Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago

Guide to Downtown Chicago Attractions

It’s tough to narrow down your itinerary enough to fit in all of the diverse, exciting and illuminating activities in the Windy City. We’ve prepared a list of the top 10 things to do in Chicago to help you plan your visit:

Navy Pier

Ste 113, 600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-6335
(312) 595-7437

The most popular attraction in Chicago is the exciting Navy Pier. The Pier attracts both locals and tourists alike with its expansive open spaces, its numerous attractions and restaurants as well as its amazing location right on Lake Michigan. Take a boat tour, go shopping or hop onto the famous 15-story Ferris wheel!

Millennium Park

201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-1168

Nestled within historic Grant Park, Millennium Park is internationally regarded for its innovative design, green construction and public art displays. Its most famous attraction is likely The Bean, which makes for great pictures. Come and see Chicago’s newest park, its beautiful art and numerous events.

Wrigley Field

1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-2827

Catch a ballgame at America’s most storied Baseball Park. Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is home to the National League Cubs and has a capacity of 41,118. The storied ground is the second oldest Major League ballpark and features a distinctive ivy covered brick outfield. Watch a game at the park for its famous close confines and amazing crowds.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 443-3600

Over 5,000 years of human expression are captured in what is one of the world’s greatest museums. Guarded on its western entrance by two bronze lions, the Art Institute of Chicago has one of the finest permanent collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. From Van Gogh’s self-portrait to Grant Wood’s American Gothic, the Art Institute has such an expansive, varied and impressive collection that it is a must see for any Chicago visitor.

Shedd Aquarium

1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438

The Shedd is one of the largest aquariums in the country and is consistently being praised for its unique and innovative exhibits. From Beluga whales to Pacific dolphins, the Aquarium hosts a large variety of aquatic creatures that will entice all visitors, from children to adults.

Soldier Field

1410 Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2801
(312) 235-7000

Soldier Field is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of over 100,000. Situated by Lake Michigan, the stadium is home to the Chicago Bears Pro Football team and also hosts a number of concerts and events throughout the year.

Field Museum

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410

The Field Museum of Natural History is one of Chicago’s most important cultural gems and a renowned attraction for Chicago tourists. The Field Museum is home to the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus fossil in the world as well as many other prominent permanent exhibits.

Water Tower Place

835 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 440-3166

Water Tower Place is home to some of the best shopping in Chicago. Shop at over 100 stores in the building’s eight levels which also contain a live theatre and numerous restaurants.

Signature Room

875 N Michigan Ave # 1525
Chicago, IL 60611-1894
(312) 787-9596

Take advantage of Chicago’s striking skyline and dine on the 95th floor at the Signature Room in the John Hancock Center. The building is the 5th largest in the world and provides stunning views of the city and of Lake Michigan.

Chicago River & Lake Michigan

Whether you want to see the Chicago River turn green during St. Patrick’s Day or you would love to suntan at the lakeside beach, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan make all these possible. Stroll on the beaches by Lake Michigan during the day and head to the splendor of Downtown Chicago during the night.

Online Reservations

Reservation info

Special Rates & Awards