Top Ten Reasons to Visit Chicago in 2014
Discover all there is that makes Chicago one of the top ten cities in the world to visit. Recently listed as the only US city on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 , Chicago offers an endless array of sights, sounds and experiences all year long. At the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, we have compiled our top reasons to visit Chicago in order to assist our guests in planning their stay.
Explore therich collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs from concerts to exhibitions, tours, and family activities, all in the heart of the city. Our Parking Package at InterContinental Chicago makes access to the park easier than ever.
- Oak Street Beach
Enjoy a fantastic view of downtown, beach volleyball and plenty of sun and sand. Located on North Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan, this unexpected beach in downtown Chicago is a popular spot with both locals and tourists.
The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the largest and most extensive collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world. Nestled in the heart of Michigan Ave., the Art Institute boasts more than 300,000 works of art counting American Gothic by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks among its treasures.
- Chicago Architectural Tours by Land and Sea
Regarded as one of the most iconic architectural locations in the world, Chicago architectural tours provide an opportunity to experience to heritage and history of Chicago architecture by land or sea. Explore the birthplace of the skyscraper and learn more about architectural styles designed by notable architects Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
- TILT at 360 Chicago
Chicago's newest attraction TILT is housed in 360 Chicago on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Observatory. Brave "tilters" are suspended 1,000 ft above ground and 30 degrees outside of the building for a spectacular bird's eye view of the skyline.
A historic Chicago attraction, Navy Pier features more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. From live music and events to the Chicago Children's Museum, summer fireworks and the iconic Ferris wheel, you'll find an ever-changing array of activities for all ages. Book our Navy Pier Special on select dates and enjoy two tickets, a complimentary ride and more.
- Chicago Food Scene
Find your dining bliss in a city that features more Five Diamond restaurants than any other in the US. As a thriving culinary destination, Chicago offers more than 7,000 restaurants with every type of cuisine ready to delight any taste.
- Chicago Summer Festivals
Experience festival season in Chicago this summer. From May-October Chicago hosts a wide array of cultural, musical and culinary festivals showcasing all of the city's unique offerings. Blue's Fest, Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and Chicago Gourmet are just a few of the highlights.
No trip to Chicago would be complete without a walk along the Magnificent Mile. InterContinental Chicago is the only downtown hotel with a front entrance to Michigan Ave.placing everything just outside your door. Book our Macy’s Shopping Package and enjoy a $100 Macy’s Gift Card, 10% Savings Pass, and more.
- Root for your Favorite Chicago Team
Chicago is home to a number of professional sports teams. Treat yourself to an array of exciting sports venues including world-famous Wrigley's Field, where the Chicago Cubs play! Visit Chicago and root for some of the best sports teams in the US, including the White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears.