Chicago Entertainment - Something for everyone
Chicago Entertainment starts with fabulous theatre. In the Windy City, you can see everything from the latest Broadway hits to the most avant-garde local productions. But, theater is just the beginning. There's something to do for everyone from first thing in the morning to the latest hours of the night.
Shopping options abound in Chicago.
Serious shoppers love Chicago for its incredible range of major department stores, chic designer shops and funky fun neighborhood boutiques. Best of all, you can experience the full range all in one day. Start by shopping your way through the neighborhood boutiques of Old Town and Lincoln Park. Then simply catch a bus, train or cab to Michigan Avenue's designer shops. Wrap up your spree on State Street where great shopping meets great entertainment in the Downtown Theater District, and reward yourself for a job well shopped by taking in a spectacular Broadway show.
If filling up your brain along with your shopping bags is your idea of Chicago Entertainment, you can pick up great "wish you were here" gifts for friends at the unique shops in the city's many world famous museums.
The Field Museum of Natural History, located just south of Grant Park features "Sue", the world's largest, most complete, and best-preserved T-Rex. On the same museum campus, you'll also find the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium. Another must see on your Chicago Entertainment museum tour is the Museum of Science and Industry, the oldest and most visited science museum of its kind in the western hemisphere. And, don't forget the Art Institute of Chicago with its famous lions at the front entrance.
Go to the top!
Credit – Cesar Corrales as Billy.
Photo: Joan Marcus
This city was built to impress residents and visitors alike! So, make sure your Chicago Entertainment tour includes a stroll atop some of the world's tallest buildings!
A visit to the Chicago Skydeck at Willis Tower is at the top of everyone's list of quintessential Chicago Entertainment. Standing at 412 meters and 110 stories high, it is the tallest building in North America and offers spectacular views of four states!
While the shoppers in your group are at the Water Tower Place Mall, you can go right next door to the John Hancock Center and visit the Hancock Observatory. This 100-story structure with it's huge X-braces is the city's third tallest building and one of its most recognizable landmarks. After returning from the top of the Hancock, meet your group back at the Water Tower Place Mall and take in a performance at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place..
Enjoy the lakeshore
A walk by the lake is always a pleasurable outing. If you want a more unique experience, however, take a Segway tour. Tours begin with professional training and provide several Chicago skyline photo stops as you glide around Millennium Park, through Daley Bicentennial Plaza, and southbound along Chicago's Lakefront Path -- all the way to the Museum Campus!
Millennium Park is one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. An award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design, Millennium Park is the result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community. The 24.5-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. Highlights include the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States; the interactive Crown Fountain; the contemporary Lurie Garden; and Anish Kapoor's hugely popular Cloud Gate sculpture, also known at The Bean.
Self-guided walking tours are abundant downtown. You can download mp3 files and enjoy walking tours highlighting the city's unprecedented architecture and Millennium Park. You can also enjoy the Loop walking tours with mp3 files on landmarks, theaters or public art.
Start your evening with a meal to remember
|Bank of America Theatre
The Windy City has become well known for innovative dining. Rated the "Top Food City" by Condé Nast Traveller (UK) and hailed as "One of the Best Food Cities in America" by Food & Wine/AOL, it's easy to experience the work of the world's best chefs during your visit.
Iconic and innovative restaurants thrive in the Downtown Theater District. Each eatery offers unique cuisine and atmosphere, allowing you to set just the right tone for you night of Broadway's best theater. We have a wonderful array of restaurant partners located steps away from our stages. Our partners include Catch 35, The Great Street Restaurant, Italian Village Restaurants, Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, Petterino's, Mity Nice, Francesca’s on Chestnut, Hard Rock Café, IPO and State & Lake.
If your post-dining tastes lean more toward music, you should have little problem finding plenty to do in the Blues Capital of the World, located near Ontario Street's "restaurant row." You can catch blues legends and yet-to-be-discovered artists in this safe, friendly club. In addition, Kingston Mines, located in Lincoln Park, is considered to be the best club in which to find Blues by local enthusiasts. Two bands on two stages provide continuous music seven nights a week. If you prefer your music to be something more romantic, head to Pops for Champagne. Here, veteran jazz pianists play to couples who are sipping champagne by firelight.
After a wonderful day in the city you will want to relax and rejuvenate at one of our exclusive hotel partners. Every taste and budget will be accommodated at one of these outstanding hotels: The Hampton Majestic, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, theWit Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel.