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Things To Do In Chicago

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.

Top Things to do in Chicago:


Skydeck Chicago - Distance: .4 Miles

Are you brave enough to step on to the ledge of the tallest building in the nation? 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.

Art Institute of Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago - Distance: .7 Miles

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.
Shedd Aquarium Shedd Aquarium - Distance: 3.2 Miles

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, constructed in 1929 is located on the Museum Campus, just south of Grant Park.  Some of the Shedd's most exciting exhibits include: Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Jellies, Oceanarium's Pacific Northwest Coast, and Wild Reef's Indo-Pacific reef.  Have the kids explore the Polar Play Zone or sit down and enjoy one of the Shedd's Aquatic Shows.
The Field Museum of Natural History The Field Museum - Distance: 3.1 Miles

Located on Museum Campus, The Field Museum received its name from its first benefactor, Marshall Field.  Most well known for its incredible dinosaur exhibits, the museum also features other remarkable collections and research.  Check out the new exhibit "The Horses" which features the relationship between horses and humans.
Chicago Shopping

Chicago Shopping - Distance: .4 - 1.8 Miles (2 Mile Radius)

Chicago is known as a premier shopping and fashion destination.  From classic department stores to chic boutiques conveniently located throughout the city, there is something for everyone. State Street, located just blocks from W Chicago City Center's door, State Street is known for some serious shopping. Block 37, bordered by State, Randolph, Dearborn and Washington streets, Block 37 encompasses an entire city block in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Loop. Block 37 features an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment within a five-story atrium. One of the most well known strees, the Magnificent Mile spans from the Chicago River to Oak Street along Michigan Avenue. Oak Street is just minutes from the beach providing an upscale experience for the avid shopper.

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium - Distance: 3.5 Miles

In 1930, Adler's Planetarium became America's First Planetarium.  Located right on Lake Michigan, the planetarium provides more than just experiences with the sky, it offers hands-on space exhibits for all to enjoy. The planetarium's three full-size theaters gives the visitor an unforgettable sky experience.

The Museum of Science and Industry The Museum of Science and Industry - Distance: 7.9 Miles

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has been providing an innovative experience since 1933.  It has more than 35,000 artifacts and almost 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and demos.  Some of the exhibits include: 40 Years of Black Creativity, Science Storms, You! The Experience, Coal Mine, Earth Revealed, Fast Forward... Inventing the Future and more!

Cadillac Theatre

Cadillac Palace Theatre - Distance: .8 Miles

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 and breche violet and white marble, which swept majestically through a succession of lobbies and foyers; great wall surfaces enhanced with gold leaf and wood decorations; and 2,500 plush, roomy seats.

Auditorium Theatre

Auditorium Theatre - Distance: .8 Miles

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is a historical landmark that offers exquiste entertainment and is the Chicago venue of choice for major dance companies. This theatre hosts multiple Boradway musicals, musical jazz series, music concerts, and multiple community events. The Auditorium Theatre is committed in presenting the finest performances to satisfy all viewers. Located on Congress Parkway, it's close enough to catch a good show!

Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre - Distance: .9 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.Central to that mission is the Goodman Artistic Collective, a diverse group of outstanding theater artists whose distinctive visions have given the Goodman an artistic identity of uncommon richness and variety. 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.

Ford Centre Oriental Theatre

Ford Center Oriental Theatre - Distance: 1.0 Miles

As one of the first motion picture palaces whose décor was inspired by the Far East, Chicago's Oriental Theatre opened to much fanfare on May 8, 1926. Also, designed by George L. and Cornelius W. Rapp for theater managers Balaban and Katz, the theatre, a virtual museum of Asian art, presented popular first-run motion pictures, complemented by lavish stage shows. Turbaned ushers led patrons from the lobby, with polychrome figures and large mosaics of an Indian prince and princess, through an inner foyer with elephant-throne chairs and multicolored glazed Buddhas, to the auditorium's "hasheesh-dream décor."

Soldier Field

Soldier Field - Distance: 2.7 Miles

As one of Chicago's most famous landmarks, Soldier Field was developed in 1919 as a memorial to soldiers. Soldier Field is used as a venue for many events but more recently known as the home of the Bears.  The Bears moved from their prior location of Wrigley Field in September of 1971 and had their first game in the renovated field on September 29, 2003.

United Center

United Center - Distance: 2.3 Miles

Labeled as the largest arena in the United States, The United Center hosts over 200 events each year.  Since its opening in 1994, it has also had over 20 million visitors.  In Chicago, it is most well known as the home to our Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team.

US Cellular Field

US Cellular Field - Distance: 4.9 Miles

The Chicago White Sox have always called the South Side their home but only since 2003 has it been referred to as US Cellular Field. The new Comiskey Park opened in 1991 and features a remarkable scoreboard (still intact), beautiful arches and over 40,000 unobstructed-view seats.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field - Distance: 6.5 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.

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