Chicago is a cosmopolitan city in America's heartland, filled with amazing activities and things to do. Take a ride to the top of Sears Tower or a stroll through nearby Lincoln Park Zoo. There's also plenty to see and do in the Lakeview East neighborhood where our boutique Chicago hotel is located. This vibrant, charming neighborhood offers a plethora of stunning diversions, from trendy shops to dazzling dining to exciting theater and nightclubs. And, as Chicago's gay neighborhood, fondly known to locals as Boystown, Lakeview is a diverse, tolerant place to visit and explore. This summer, Lakeview East hosted Chicago's 43rd Annual Pride Parade with record crowds. Another huge annual summer neighborhood event was Northalsted Market Days. This event spanned six city blocks and featured 3 music stages. No worries . . . even with summer ending, the hits keep on coming . . . Check out the September events in Chicago - all are a few steps, blocks, or an easy "L" ride from our hotel.
If music is your passion, there's plenty of Chicago Concerts to choose from in every style and genre all across the city. Take a look at the schedule and make a night of it.
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the second-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball behind Boston's Fenway Park. Following the 2005 season, the Cubs expanded the bleachers, by adding a restaurant in the batter's eye and a window to Sheffield Avenue in right field. Even today, Wrigley Field continues to evolve with even more updates.Wrigley Field is within walking distance of our boutique Chicago hotel. For more information on nearby Wrigley Field, visit http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/index.jsp.
With four shopping centers, fashion-forward boutiques, and locally acclaimed designers, Magnificent Mile area is a shopper's paradise and one of the top things to do in Chicago. After you've shopped 'til you dropped, enjoy a moment to revive and replenish at one of our superb restaurants. For more information visit http://www.themagnificentmile.com.
The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears tower) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and has Chicago's most visited and highest observatory. You haven't done proper Chicago sightseeing until you've seen it from the Willis Tower Skydeck and the infamous LEDGE.. Visit http://www.theskydeck.com.
Millennium Park -
Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Pritzker Pavilion is home to free concerts and events throughout the year and Anich Kapoor's "Cloudgate" sculpture, better known to Chicagoans as "The Bean". For information on upcoming events, visit http://www.millenniumpark.org.
Grant Park -
Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is among the loveliest and most prominent Chicago parks and attractions. The site of three world-class museums-the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium -the park includes the museum campus, a 1995 transformation of paved areas into beautiful green space,
Field Museum -
The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. In 1905, the Museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences. Don't miss Genghis Khan now open through September 3. Also opening May 25, "Extreme Mammals". Visit http://www.fieldmuseum.org.for more details!
Lincoln Park -
Lincoln Park began as a small public cemetery on the northernmost boundary of Chicago. Throughout Lincoln Park's history, renowned artists, landscape designers, and architects contributed to its development and this Chicago attraction proudly features acres of recreational space, festivals, activities lakefront and The Lincoln Park Zoo. For more information go to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.home.cfm.
Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd. Have you ever sailed the Pacific Northwest on a whale-watching cruise? Gotten eye-to-eye with a shark? Or followed a sea turtle as she soared through the Caribbean? At Shedd, it's all possible. Visit http://www.sheddaquarium.org.
John Hancock Center -
The newly renovated Hancock Observatory in the John Hancock Center building will meet your loftiest expectations! Experience spectacular views spanning up to 80 miles and 4 states. http://www.hancock-observatory.com.
Lincoln Park Zoo -
Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago offers free admission to the public. Experience and learn about bears, penguins, lions, frogs, and hundreds of other animals at one of the most famous Chicago attractions. Visit http://www.lpzoo.com. Coming soon, "Yoga at the Zoo"! Yoga classes being offered June through September
Art Institute of Chicago -
Don't miss a visit to this top Chicago attraction, one of the top art museums in the world. Strong collections include works by the French Impressionists, Chagall stained glass and iconic works of art you'll immediately recognize such as American Gothic by Grant Wood. A meal in the center courtyard on a sunny day is one of the more pleasant things to do in Chicago at any time, http://www.artic.edu/aic/. Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is still here and runs through September 3. See their website for tickets! For more information on events and things to do in Chicago visit:http://www.stayillinois.com/members_facts.cfmBook Now