Chicago At A Glance

Chicago sits on the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan and has a smorgasbord of exciting events to satisfy any palate. From restaurants, dozens of which are within walking distance of the hotel and many more just a cab ride away, to night life you will definitely find what you’re looking for in the Windy City. Chicago has an abundance of activities to fill any downtime. Whether it be shopping on Michigan Avenue, visiting the jellyfish at the Shedd Aquarium, or getting a few drinks while howling at the moon, there is always something new and exciting to try.

Go Card: Chicago


    • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Chicago
    • Shedd Aquarium
    • Skydeck Chicago
    • Architecture River Tours
    • Field Museum
    • Adler Planetarium
    • 360 Chicago

Go card website

City Pass: Chicago


    • Shedd Aquarium
    • Skydeck Chicago
    • The Field Museum
    • Museum of Science and Industry OR 360 CHICAGO
    • Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago

City pass website

Places to go, Things to do

  • The Art Institute of Chicago – August 2019
  • Navy Pier – August 2019
  • The Field Museum – August 2019
  • Chicago Ducky Derby – August 8
  • Come Far Away, A New Musical – July 30 – August 18
  • Chicago Hot Dog Fest – August (TBA)
  • Millennium Park Summer Music & Film Series – June – August 29
  • Chicago SummerDance – June 27 – August 24
  • Lollapalooza in Grant Park – August 1 – 4
  • Edge Fest – August 3 – 4
  • Ginza Festival Chicago – August 9 – 11
  • Retro on Roscoe – August 9 – 11
  • Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest – August 5
  • Lincoln Park Zoo- Adult’s Night Out – August 10
  • More Information

Find a complete list of August 2019 events in and around Chicago here

Great Restaurants

  • Swissotel Chicago: The Palm
  • Original Billy Goat Tavern
  • Naf Naf Grill
  • Filini Bar and Restaurant
  • Rural Society
  • Yolk
  • More information

Chicago Restaurant Classics Include:

  • Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern

Speakeasy turned bar and rib joint opened in 1932 and once frequented by Frank Sinatra

  • Gene & Georgetti

Chicago’s oldest steakhouse since 1941

  • The Berghoff Restaurant

History of brewing beer, becoming a restaurant during prohibition, receiving the first liquor license in Chicago following prohibition, and maintaining a men’s only bar until 1969

  • Al’s Italian Beef

Original Italian beef vendor since 1938

  • Jim’s Original Hot Dog

24-hour self-proclaimed home of Chicago’s “original” Polish sausage sandwich, 1941

  • Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

Owned by the DiBuono family since 1931. Recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2008

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