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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.

   
                   
           
           
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Ice Skating in Millennium Park
With the gorgeous lights of the city sparkling around you, there is no better view and atmosphere!            
           
       
       
           
               
  1. Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
    This winter event at Chicago's hottest attraction – Navy Pier – is filled with indoor winter activities for children, and cool outdoor fun as well.            
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Warm cocktails and cozy fireplaces around town
ENO wine bar located right inside the hotel is the perfect spot to cozy up and escape the chills of winter. Or head south down Michigan Avenue to The Gage, a bustling bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a hot toddy next to the warm fireplace.            
           
       
       
          
  1. Horse Carriage Rides
    Grab a loved one and cozy up and catch the sights and sounds of the city by horse and carriage.
  2. Shopping!
    As the only hotel with a front entrance on Michigan Avenue, we are steps away from the city's BEST shopping!
       
   
   
                   
           
           
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Kicking off the holiday season, this parade goes south down Michigan Avenue, passing by the hotel, with Disney's favorite characters lighting up the Magnificent Mile.            
           
       
       
           
  1. The Chicago Blackhawks
    Take in a game at the United Center and watch the former Stanley Cup champions shred the ice.
  2. Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza
    November 21 to December 25th. Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago.
       
   
   
                   
           
           
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Explore
– Chicago is made up of many unique neighborhoods, so venture out and explore! From Chinatown to Logan Square, there is inspiration everywhere
           
       
       
           
  1. Chicago Cultural Center
    Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.
       
   

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