THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO
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Located in the famed Chicago "Loop", W Chicago - City Center is nestled amid corporate offices and vibrant things to do in Chicago with attractions such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Chicago Art Institute, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Theatre District and Chicago 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, the W Chicago - City Center provides you accessibility to all the Windy City WOW's during your escape.
Are you brave enough to step on to the ledge of the tallest building in the city? Then you will surely love The Skydeck, which is open daily to offer you a fantastic skyline view of Chicago. Located only half a mile from W Chicago City Center on Wacker Drive, you can venture up to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to change up your experience of Chicago.
DISTANCE: .4 MILES
The Art Institute of Chicago
Located just steps away from the W Chicago City Center, The Art institute sits right on Michigan Avenue on the edge of Grant Park. Noted as the third largest art collection in the nation, the institute has been in existence since 1893. The institute features a variety of collections with anything from African, American, Asian, Contemporary and Modern, to Textiles and European Decorative.
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, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.
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