Top Things To Do In Chicago
Staying with our Magnificent Mile hotel allows you to partake in the best things to do in Chicago. Dining, nightlife, and entertainment are all on your fingertips.
Magnificent Mile is a section of North Michigan Avenue that stretches from Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago River. InterContinental Magnificent Mile hotel allows you to easily partake in the premier shopping and dining that line the mile. Luxury shopping includes Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, and more, particularly in the North Bridge mall. More casual clothes shopping is available at Nike, Top Shop, H&M, and Gap. Upscale dining, like at the Grand Lux Cafe, provides you with cozy places for a lunch break in between shopping trips.
Magnificent Mile is host to events throughout the year, including Run Mag Mile and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. One of Chicago's many excellent theater companies, Lookingglass Theater Company, also lies on the mile. Historic buildings line the street, including the Tribune Tower, which is next to our Magnificent Mile hotel. The historic Watertower, across from Watertower Place, is another landmark. BMO Harris Bank has their headquarters at the north end of the mile, as does H&M, making our Chicago hotel a prime locale for business travel. Transportation in Chicago is very accessible; options in include taxis, the "L" train, bike sharing, Uber, and Lyft.
Michigan Avenue is Chicago's heart, and our hotel on Magnificent Mile puts you right in its center.
111 S Michigan Avenue
Further down Michigan Avenue, The Art Institute of Chicago houses masterpieces from contemporary and classic artists. This massive museum hosts art from across the world, and it certainly has more than enough for a full day of exploration.
201 E Randolph Street
One of Chicago's many famous parks, Millenium Park is home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture and the Crown Fountain. The park's Lurie Garden is good for an afternoon of relaxation, and you can often hear live music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
1060 West Addison
One of the most famous ballparks in America, Wrigley Field has been operating for over 100 years. Treat clients or yourself to an afternoon game featuring the Chicago Cubs, or take a tour of the ballpark to learn about its long history.
600 East Grand Ave
A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier has a myriad of attractions. The Chicago Shakespeare Theater performs right on the pier. Several restaurants, including Bubba Gump Shrimp and Riva Restaurant, let you dine by the water. Navy Pier's biggest landmark is its massive ferris wheel, which presents stunning views of the Chicago skyline.
Award-winning small local business ranked in TripAdvisor's "Top Ten Tours in Chicago" gives architecture walking tours of downtown Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods, exploring buildings close up and inside to fully experience Chicago's architectural beauty. Tour groups are small and intimate compared to larger companies, and are generally 2 hours long, covering about 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace, and are led by highly engaging guides with backgrounds in improv comedy, tourism, and teaching.