Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum - The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum is the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Its astronomy programs have reached over 35 million people during the past 71 years. Seven state-of-the-art exhibition galleries located in the stunning new Sky Pavilion and the recently renovated landmark 1930s building present modern space exploration along with the history of astronomy.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - In the heart of Chicago’s vibrant downtown and in a beautiful courtyard-style theater just like those he wrote for, Shakespeare’s work comes to life. Powerful! Emotional! Intense! And intimate—with the actors and audience just feet away from one another.
Museum of Science and Industry - Climb aboard the Pioneer Zephyr, the world's first streamlined train. Go inside The U-505 a German World War II submarine. See the largest collection of Jordan artifacts ever assembled. All this and much more at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
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Snow Days Chicago - A free, three-day festival located at Grant Park. The festival features a snow sculpting competition, dog sled demonstrations, and kids activities. This annual event takes place each January.
Celtic Fest - The Celtic Festival takes place each May at Millennium Park. The festival showcases Celtic dance, instruments, and a parade.
Jazz Festival - For the past 30 years, the Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition in Chicago. This festival features local, national and international musicians. This event is free and takes place each September at Grant Park.
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Hotel Blake - Hotel Blake is located in the 19th-century Morton and Duplicator building, in the heart of historic Printers Row. Close to upscaled shopping, museums, the aquarium, and Grant Park. Offers 162 spacious guest rooms, gourmet meals at the onsite restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Trump International Hotel & Tower - This hotel is situated along the Chicago River. It stands 92 stories high and offers 339 guestrooms. The signature, on-site restaurant, Sixteen, features modern-American cuisine. There is also a 23,000 sq. ft. spa with treatment rooms overlooking the Chicago skyline.
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel - This downtown luxury hotel is near Grant Park and has been a favorite since 1910. Inside over 1400 local works of art are displayed. The Blackstone features stunning rooms, a unique on-site restaurant, and is close to many major attractions.
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Alinea - Alinea was named the best restaurant in North America and also ranked as the seventh best restaurant in the world. Alinea serves Modern American cuisine. The food is known for being extremely unique and creative. This restaurant is open for dinner only Wednesday through Sunday.
Bongo Room - This popular restaurant is known for their unique pancakes. The Bongo Room serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
Dee's Mandarin - Dee's is considered to serve some of the best Chinese in Chicago. Dee's is also popular for their sushi choices. Enjoy the candlelit garden or fireside dining. Open 7 days a week for dinner, with live music every Wednesday and Friday.
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