This bustling Midwest city offers something for everyone. Guests of the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown are centrally located near Chicago's top attractions and things to do. Discover award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping, thrilling sporting events, museums, city tours and more.
Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, complete any visit to the Windy City with a tour of famed Chicago landmarks like the Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile and Grant Park.
Navy Pier -
Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of Chicago's most celebrated shopping, dining and entertainment attractions. Visitors will discover everything, from high-flying amusement park rides to unforgettable dinner cruises to world-class theater productions. Don't miss a visit to Pier Park, the Chicago Children's Museum, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. For more information, visit www.navypier.com.
Magnificent Mile -
Discover the energy and spirit of Chicago along the famed Magnificent Mile. Eight full blocks along North Michigan Avenue feature impressive architecture, world-class shopping centers and award-winning restaurants. Experience the John Hancock Observatory, Hershey's Chicago, the Chicago River Museum and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. For more information, visit www.themagnificentmile.com.
Grant Park -
Explore the beautiful gardens, monuments and charming fountains of Chicago's "front yard." Built in 1927, Grant Park is a stunning 319 acre expanse featuring notable attractions like the majestic Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Visit the Museum Campus, the site of the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium. Enjoy live music, festivals and special events at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. For more information, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Millennium Park -
Chicago's beautiful Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. This activity rich 24.5-acre park is home to free concerts and events throughout the year and includes attractions such as the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, the Lurie Garden, and the Boeing Galleries. For more information visit http://www.millenniumpark.org
Major League Baseball -
The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball teams make their home in the Windy City. Cheer for the home team at U.S. Cellular Field (formerly known as Comisky Park) and Wrigley Field. You'll enjoy high-energy baseball action, from high-soaring home runs to knock-out pitching. Both stadiums are a tribute to Chicago's professional sports history.
Willis Tower -
Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is Chicago's crown jewel. This landmark attraction stands at 1,450 feet and soars 110 stories high. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan from the Skydeck observatory, located on the 103 floor. For dare devils, challenge The Ledge, a glass viewing area that lets you see it all. For more information, visit www.theskydeck.com.
Museum of Science & Industry -
Head to the shores of Lake Michigan to gorgeous Hyde Park. The Museum of Science and Industry celebrates innovation, technology, science and the natural world. Discover interactive exhibits including Science Storms, YOU! The Experience, Farm Tech and Suited for Space. At the dome-shaped Omnimax Theater enjoy visually pleasing documentaries that take you on a journey through the worlds of science and space. For more information, visit www.msichicago.org.
Lincoln Park Zoo -
Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is known as one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Visitors can tap into their wild side while coming face to face with gray seals, pumas, red pandas, and cotton-top tamarins. Fascinating amphibians, birds and reptiles abound in the McCormick Bird House and the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House. Spot a centuries-old burr oak tree located within the park grounds. For more information, visit www.lpzoo.org.
Shedd Aquarium -
Get to know the fascinating world of the animal kingdom at the Shedd Aquarium located in Chicago's Museum Campus. You'll discover exciting exhibits that offer thrilling encounters with life above and below the sea. Roughly 32,000 animals call the Shedd Aquarium home, including playful penguins, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and whales. For more information, visit www.sheddaquarium.org.
Water Tower Place -
Upscale shopping, dining and entertainment are found at the famous Water Tower Place. Discover eight stories featuring more than 100 stores. Shop favorites like American Girl Place, Macy's, Sephora, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bare Escentuals, Teavana, Billabong and more. Enjoy your shopping break with delicious flavors at one of the exceptional Water Tower Place restaurants. For more information, visit www.shopwatertower.com.
The Shops at Northbridge -
Located on the famous Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, the Shops at North Bridge is home to big city shopping, exceptional dining, and entertainment. With over 100 stores, restaurants, spas and entertainment venues, you are sure to find Chicago style at the Shops at NorthBridge. For more information, visit www.theshopsatnorthbridge.com.
River Museum -
Delve into Chicago's historic architectural past at the Chicago River Museum. You'll come face to face with the inner workings of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and learn more about the Chicago River and the bustling industry it spurred. The Chicago River Museum was founded in 2006 and is open seasonally to the public. For more information, visit http://bridgehousemuseum.org.