The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

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521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (312) 645-1500   •  Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8136


Things to do in Chicago


Welcome to the Windy City, the perfect place to experience an unforgettable getaway. For your convenience our Concierge is here to help you with reservations, tickets, transportation or to plan one of the many things to do in Chicago.

Things to do in Chicago - SKYLINE
Magnificent Mile - distance: Steps away from hotel

The Magnificent Mile is located in the heart of Downtown Chicago and is known for world-class shopping. From upscale department stores to luxury retailers some of these iconic shopping destinations include The Shops at North Bridge, 900 Shops, Water Tower Place and Oak Street. 

Things to do in Chicago - MILLENIUM PARK
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.  

Things to do in Chicago - NAVY PIER
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

Things to do in Chicago - BEARS
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

Things to do in Chicago - MUSIC
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 CIBC Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse.  For more information on shows or tickets please see the concierge on your stay.  

Things to do in Chicago - CITYSCAPE
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.  

Things to do in Chicago - LAKE MICHIGAN
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

Things to do in Chicago - THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
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.