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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.

  1. Sports
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Art Institute of Chicago
    Browse through collections that include impressionist and post-impressionist works, American and European masters, modern art and graphic design. This incredible museum houses over 300000 works of art including the world-famous American Gothic by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.
  4. Shedd Aquarium
    Stop by to learn about animals and habitats or simply to enjoy the interactive exhibits. This renowned indoor aquarium holds more than 25,000 fish and is home to 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, snakes, amphibians, birds and insects.
  5. Soldiers Field Concerts
    Attend a concert by one of your favorite artists. The oldest football stadium in America is not only home to the Bears, but also hosts a wide range of area events and an endless list of world-class talent, from Taylor Swift to One Direction.

Magnificent Mile
No trip to Chicago would be complete without a walk along the Magnificent Mile. Step outside the door of the InterContinental Chicago and wander along this prestigious section of Michigan Avenue, offering the city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife.

  1. Second City
    Find something to laugh at. The iconic club that made improv comedy a familiar genre and started the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and so many more celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.
  2. Sears / Willis Tower
    Find your way to the top of an iconic building offering unmatched 360-degree views of the city from the 103rd floor skydeck. Formerly known as Sears Tower, the Willis Tower remains the tallest structure in the United States, soaring 1,450 feet above the city.

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.

Navy Pier
Take advantage of 50 acres of rides, restaurants, shops, gardens and more at this historic Chicagoland attraction. From live music and events to the Chicago Children’s Museum and iconic Ferris wheel, you’ll find an ever-changing array of activities for all ages here.

Simply contact the concierge for assistance in personalizing your experience in Chicago.

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