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Loews Chicago Hotel

Chicago, IL

Area Attractions

Area Attractions in Chicago

Get your iPhones into Selfie mode, because Chicago provides some top-notch opportunities for memorable photos. Dare to walk above the city at Willis Tower SkyDeck or strike a pose atop the John Hancock Center. Frolic by the lake in Millennium Park or take a spin out on the water from Navy Pier. Don’t be embarrassed to look up as you stroll around—Chicago is an architecture buff’s dream, with more and more striking buildings of significance around each corner.

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
between Michigan Avenue & Columbus Avenue
Situated right on Lake Michigan, Millennium Park attracts thousands of visitors each year to see everything from summer time concerts to the Buckingham Fountain. Dont miss the ice skating rink in the winter. More info

Cloud Gate (The Bean)
Millennium Park
Said to have been inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture's surface reflects and distorts the city's skyline. Visitors are able to walk around and under Cloud Gate's 12-foot-high arch.

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all—in a location unlike any other. More info

Willis Tower Skydeck
233 S. Wacker Drive
Why, yes, you can ascend the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. You can even step out over the side of the building, 103 floors and 1,353 feet (412 meters) up in the air. This is the building formerly known as the Sears Tower; don’t be surprised if you still hear it called that. More info

John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Avenue
Take a break from shopping along the Magnificent Mile and head up to the Observation Deck of this iconic Chicago landmark. You can gaze down upon the city, the lakefront and even neighboring states. Stop in at the 94th floor café to refuel. More info

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark Street
A free 35-acre zoo located in… Lincoln Park. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in the U.S. For something a little different, try an outdoor yoga class at the zoo. Classes are held in a distinctive pavilion designed by famous architect Jeanne Gang. More info

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Visit one of the largest aquariums in the world, home to over 800 aquatic creatures. More info

Art Institute of Chicago 
111 S. Michigan Avenue

One of the largest collections of French Impressionist art in the world. Check out masterpieces by Monet and Renoir and visit the Modern Wing to see art by Warhol and Picasso. More info

Oak Street Beach
N. Lake Shore Drive
Oak Street Beach offers a summer oasis and stunning views of the city backdrop within walking distance of Loews Chicago Hotel.

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