At attractions around every corner, from high-flying observatories to Millennium Park where art and music mix with lots of room to play.
Explore amazing Navy Pier, and discover the thrilling rides, activities, dining, shopping, museums, and cityscape views that make it the top destination in the Midwest.
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in
Illinois, and originally intended to celebrate the millennium.
The centerpiece of Millennium Park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a bandshell designed
by Frank Gehry.
Cloud Gate is a three-story steel sculpture that has been dubbed "The Bean" by Chicagoans,
because of its legume-like shape.
The BP Pedestrian Bridge designed by Frank Gehry is a girder footbridge over Columbus
Drive that connects Millennium Park with Daley Bicentennial Plaza, both parts of
the larger Grant Park.
You can't truly experience Chicago without a trip to Navy Pier. This 50-acre playground
of entertainment, museums, activities, restaurants, and shops is the perfect place
for some family fun time.
First on the list is a trip to Pier Park for a ride on the 150-foot Ferris wheel,
which offers great city and Lake Michigan views. Also check out the whimsical musical
carousel, Wave Swinger lift-and-twirl ride, miniature golf course, remote control
boats, and more.
See a blockbuster on Chicago's largest movie screen at the IMAX Theater. Or take
a dynamic high-speed motion thrill ride to Antarctica, the moon and more on the
Shopping (The Magnificent Mile)
Just a short walking distance from the Hyatt Chicago you will find the Magnificent Mile.This cosmopolitan, history packed section of Michigan Avenue runs from the Chicago River to Oak Street. Currently, Chicago's largest shopping district, various mid-range and high-end shops line this section of the street. You can still stroll through the legendary Macy’s on State Street that’s part retail mecca, part history museum. Along all the shopping you can also see some of the tallest buildings in the United States today.
In addition, numerous prestigious buildings are located along the Magnificent Mile, such as the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Center, places listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as The Old Chicago Water Tower District and Chicago Landmarks such as Tribune Tower and the Allerton Hotel.
Skydeck Chicago in the iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) offers a chance
for the truly brave to test their love of heights. Step out onto The Ledge: a collection
of glass boxes that extend over 4 feet out from the side of the building, giving
you the opportunity to stare over 1,300 feet straight down. Don't forget to breathe
once you're out there.