EXPLORE THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO AND OTHER FAMED ATTRACTIONS
Chicago offers a tempting itinerary for the entire family. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago places many of the city's most beloved activities at your doorstep, from shopping at Water Tower Place along The Magnificent Mile to riding the famous Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. The hotel is also in close proximity to a number of world-renowned museums and institutions, including the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Contact: (312) 922-7827 | Website
Art Institute of Chicago
Here you’ll find one of the world's largest and finest collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Works by El Greco, Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali, Renoir, Van Gogh, Seurat and Monet are displayed. The modern wing, designed by Renzo Piano, is an architectural work of art in itself, allowing the Institute to showcase even more of its modern and contemporary collection.
Primarily an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, the museum offers educational and scientific programs, as well as extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections.
Address:1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL60605-2496.
Contact: (312) 922-9410 | Website
John Shedd Aquarium
The world’s largest indoor aquarium features 4,500 underwater creatures (representing 500 species) housed in six freshwater and saltwater tanks.
Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605.
Contact: (312) 939-2438 | Website
Lincoln Park Conservatory
Designed to showcase exotic plants and grow the thousands needed for Chicago’s parks, the conservatory is lush year-round.
Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614. Contact: (312) 742-7736 | Website
Museum of Contemporary Art
Just next to our hotel, the museum documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and performance. It also houses a 300-seat theater, Wolfgang Puck café and terraced sculpture garden with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.
Address: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Contact: (312) 280-2660 | Website
Museum of Science + Industry
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere features diverse and expansive exhibits with a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine captured during World War II and the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried the first humans to orbit the moon.
Address: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60637.
Contact: (773) 684-1414 | Website
Historic Water Tower
The old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station are the only public buildings to survive in the area destroyed by the Fire of 1871. Both buildings have come to symbolize Chicago's fierce drive to continue, and serve as rare monuments to the 19th century.
Address: 806 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: (312) 742-0808 | Website
John Hancock Center
Located across the street from our hotel, one of Chicago’s tallest buildings houses a variety of attractions, including 360 CHICAGO and the TILT!, which gives guests a new perspective on the city. Enjoy an excellent view of Lake Michigan, the city skyline and, on a clear day, four different states.
Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Contact: (312) 751-3680
Highlights at this downtown Chicago public space include the Crown Fountain and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture, known as “The Bean.”
Address: 201 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60602.
Contact: (312) 742-1168 | Website
The former Sears Tower is currently the third-tallest building in the world and offers the best views in the city: into four states and out 50 miles on a clear day. Step onto the glass-bottomed "Ledge" and take in the view from 103 stories above the city.
Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606.
Contact: (312) 782-5570 | Website
Lincoln Park Zoo
A free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago, the zoo operates one of the most significant zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country.
Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614.
Contact: (312) 742-2000 | Website
Located in the Streeterville neighborhood, Navy Pier is the place where locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Don’t miss the summer fireworks, Children’s Museum, Shakespeare Theater or famous Ferris Wheel.
Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Contact: (312) 595-7437 | Website
Address: 1521 S Lynn White Dr, Chicago, IL 60605.
Contact: (312) 745-2910 | Website
Chicago River and Lake Tours
Take in the picturesque views of the Chicago skyline and learn more about Chicago’s architectural history with one of the Chicago river and lake tours. Our Concierge is happy to assist in planning your next water adventure.
Magnificent Mile Shopping
Stores such as Bloomingdale's, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co fill this glittering stretch of shopping on Michigan Avenue.
Address: 625 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Contact: (312) 642-3570 | Website
Water Tower Place
Indulge in brand you love at the ultimate destination for shopping located in our same building. Also enjoy a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.
Contact: (312) 440-3166 | Website
The home field for the Chicago Bears NFL football team, Soldier Field is one of Chicago's most famous landmarks. It is home to numerous events and concerts during the year.
Address: 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605.
Contact: (312) 235-7000 | Website
The official home of Chicago Bulls NBA basketball team and the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks NHL hockey. The United Center also hosts more than 200 annual events and concerts, which in the past have included performances from The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen, as well as college basketball tournaments, Disney on Ice and visits from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Address: 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612.
Contact: (312) 455-4500 | Website
Guaranteed Rate Field
From the Party Deck and the XFINITY Fundamentals area to the Home Plate Club and Club Level, Guaranteed Rate Field has a lot to offer Chicago White Sox fans.
Address: 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616.
Contact: (312) 674-1000 | Website
A Chicago landmark since 1914, this classic ballpark—the second-oldest in the nation—is a monument to America's national pastime: baseball. The field is home to the famed Chicago Cubs. See our concierge about tickets and box seats.
Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613.
Contact: (773) 404-2827 | Website
Chicago Air and Water Show
Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago Fashion Fest
Chicago Food Social (Food Truck Festival)
Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago Pride Festival
Chicago Pride Parade
Grant Park Music Festival
Green City Market
Lollapalooza (Music Festival)
Lurie Gardens Tours at the Millennium Park
Movies in the Parks
Randolph Street Market Festival
Rock and Roll Running Festival (Half Marathon)
Target Family Fun Festival
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
Taste of Randolph Street (Food and Music Festival)