EXHILARATING THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO
Looking for the inside scoop on the Loop? There are countless things to do, see, and experience in Chicago, and our hotel is ready to help you discover them all.
Located in the famed Chicago "Loop", W Chicago - City Center offers easy access to attractions such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Chicago Art Institute, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Theatre District, and numerous galleries.
Whether you want to laugh it up at The Second City Comedy Theater, cruise the Chicago River on an architecture boat cruise, or take in some music at Millennium Park, there's an activity waiting for you. Join us today, tomorrow, or this weekend - and let W Chicago - City Center help you experience the many things to do in the Windy City!
NEW SUMMER 2017: EXCLUSIVE DIVVY PARTNERSHIP!
W Chicago-City Center is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Divvy, Chicago's bike share program. Guests of W Chicago-City Center receive 20% off of a 24-hour pass. Stop by our Welcome Desk for details.
If you think stepping on the ledge of the tallest building in Chicago sounds like an exciting thing to do, then you'll love The Skydeck, which is open daily. Located only half a mile from the hotel on Wacker Drive, The Skydeck is perched high up on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower - and is sure to change your views of downtown Chicago.
DISTANCE: .4 MILES
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The Art Institute sits right on Michigan Avenue on the edge of Grant Park, just steps from our hotel. It's third largest art collection in the nation and has been in existence for well over 100 years. Plan a visit here during your weekend getaway.
DISTANCE: .7 MILES
Cadillac Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre opened at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle Streets in Chicago on October 4, 1926. Designed by legendary theatre architects the Rapp Brothers, the theatre's interior featured a splendor previously unseen in Chicago — a breathtaking vision inspired by the palaces of Fontainebleau and Versailles. The theatre's distinctive characteristics included a lobby richly appointed in huge decorative mirrors, white marble, and 2,500 plush, roomy seats.
DISTANCE: .8 MILES
Goodman Theatre is Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater; today, it is renowned for the quality of its productions, the depth and diversity of its artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. You'll find many different performances, activities, and things to do here.
DISTANCE: .9 MILES
Known throughout sports as the "Madhouse on Madison," the United Center is home to not one, but two of Chicago's most entertaining teams: the Bulls and the Blackhawks. Since 1994, the United Center has served as a temple to Chicago's loyal basketball and hockey fanbase. Catch a game to experience the energy of the Madhouse for yourself.
DISTANCE: 2.3 MILES
Opened in 1924, Soldier Field is the second oldest stadium in the NFL, and has served as home turf to the Chicago Bears since 1971. In addition to the "Monsters of the Midway," Soldier Field has hosted hockey matches, the Men's and Women's FIFA World Cup, and numerous chart-topping artists during the summer.
DISTANCE: 2.3 MILES
Guaranteed Rate Field
The Chicago White Sox have always called the South Side their home but only since 2016 has it been referred to as Guaranteed Rate Field. The new Comiskey Park opened in 1991 and features a remarkable scoreboard (still intact), beautiful arches and over 40,000 unobstructed-view seats.
DISTANCE: 4.9 MILES
Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field is the second oldest park in the majors built in 1914. The park then became Cubs Park in 1920 after it was purchased from the Weeghman family. The Wrigley family then named it Wrigley Field in 1926 to honor the Cub's owner, William Wrigley Jr. You can still enjoy the original scoreboard which remains working today.
DISTANCE: 6.5 MILES