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Explore the City Around Our Hotel Near Millennium Park

The Top 10 Things to Do Nearby

With so many exciting Chicago activities located near the hotel, it is hard to decide what to do first. Use our list of Top 10 Things to Do to plan your memorable trip to the Windy City. Our prime location near many Chicago attractions ranks us high along all Navy Pier hotels.


Millennium Park

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

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The park, located in the heart of the city, hosts hundred of free programs including concerts, tours, exhibitions and family activities during the summer. In the colder months, visit the many architectural aspects of the park including Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Cloud Gate.


Navy Pier

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

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The Navy Pier has it all – shopping, dining, entertainment, Chicago tour boats and cultural exhibitions. The pier stretches for over 50 acres and contains parks, promenades and gardens. With things to do all year long, catch a movie at the IMAX theatre, explore the Chicago Children’s Museum or watch a show at the Pepsi Skyline Stage.


John Hancock Center/ 360 Chicago

875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-3681

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Dine in one of the Center’s many restaurants including Lavazza Expression Café, The Signature Room at the 95th and the Cheesecake Factory. With 360 degree views spanning across 4 states – Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois, no stop to Chicago is complete without visiting the John Hancock Center’s Observatory.


Shedd Aquarium

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

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The Aquarium is home to over 20,000 animals and approximately 1,500 different species. The Aquarium contains Beluga whales, sea otters and seals and the exotic Pacific Northwest While-sided Dolphins. Dolphin shows are scheduled daily.


Museum of Science & Industry

South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414

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Visit the largest science museum in the western hemisphere, explore various exhibits, tour a World War II Sub and catch a movie at the Omnimax Theatre.


Willis Tower/Skydeck

233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 875-2423

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Formerly known as the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower is a staple of the Chicago skyline and rises 108 stories above the city streets. Visit the Sky Desk and step out on the Ledge’s glass boxes and stare down to the streets over 1,353 feet below.


Soldier Field

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

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Home to the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field also hosts many area events. Take a stadium tour and visit the Field, the United Club, Visitors Locker Room and much more. Find out from the people that run the stadium what it takes to keep it operating on a daily basis.


United Center

1901 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500

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Home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, the United Center also hosts a variety of concerts and special events. Featuring over seven dining establishments including Ketel One Club, Bar One and Budweiser Select Brew Pub, the United Center is a great place to watch a game, have a beer and enjoy Chicago dining.


Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-2000

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FREE and open 365 days a year! Located just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo is great stop for animal lovers. Visitors will be able to see a variety of animals including lions and gorillas and immerse themselves in tropical rainforest, dry-thorn forests and spacious savannas all without leaving Illinois.


Wrigley Field

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

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Whether or not you have time to catch a Cubs game when in Chicago, Wrigley Field is a must-see. Daily tours of the park are offered for a chance to see what happens behind-the-scenes. During the tour, you have a chance to visit the press box, clubhouse, dugouts and a chance to step out onto the field. 

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