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Millennium Park

distance: 0.9 miles
As one of the most iconic things to do in Chicago, explore Millennium Park on your next visit.  Home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city. Featured in the park are the infamous sculpture The Bean, Pritzker Pavilion hosting many outdoor concerts and the interesting Crown fountain.  In the winter months, enjoy ice skating on the McCormick Tribune Plaza ice rink.

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The Art Institute of Chicago

distance: 1.0 mile
The Art Institute of Chicago is located in Grant Park, a short distance from The Gwen. The museum features a vast collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art, along with modern, contemporary, decorative art and more. AIC is the second largest museum in the United States.

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Navy Pier

distance: 0.9 miles
Visit Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction when you spend a day exploring Navy Pier. Built in 1916, the 3,300 foot pier is one of the most historic and memorable landmarks in Chicago.  Attractions on Navy Pier include sightseeing tours, Pier Park- featuring the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago’s Children’s museum and an IMAX theater. Navy Pier is open all year long, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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Chicago Sports

distance: varies (Soldier Field: 3.1 miles; Wrigley Field: 5.1 miles; U.S. Cellular Field: 6.4 miles; United Center (3.2 miles)
Chicago is home to some of the oldest and most famous sports teams in the entire country.  Known for their championship traditions, Chicago sports provides constant entertainment all year long. On your travels to Chicago be sure to grab a ticket and enjoy one of the amazing sports venues in the city.

Chicago Theatre District

distance: 0.9 miles
Looking for a night of theatre in the Windy City? Explore the Chicago Theatre District and experience the best of Broadway in Chicago.  Explore exciting shows year-round on the stages of the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Bank of America Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse.  For more information on shows or tickets please see the concierge on your stay.

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Willis Tower Skydeck

distance: 1.4 miles
View the city from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower Skydeck. Step on to the glass overhangs where you can be one with the magnificent Chicago skyline.

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Lake Michigan

distance: 0.8 miles
Exquisite beaches line the Chicago coastline. Enjoy an afternoon at one of Chicago’s many local beaches or ride along lakeshore path.

North Avenue Beach North Shore Beach Oak Street Beach Ohio Street Beach

Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium

distance: 3 miles
Historic and natural adventures await at the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. These world-renowned museums stretch from the bottom of the seas to the stars and are filled with numerous opportunities for everyone.

Field Museum Shedd Aquarium

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