Chicago is an exciting, dynamic metropolis, waiting to be explored. Our city houses a variety of world-renowned attractions that are sure to make your vacation a memorable one. The Whitehall Hotel provides prime access to parks, neighborhoods, and attractions in Chicago, among other attractions. Read our Chicago travel guide below for the best places to visit during your stay in the Windy City.

Magnificent Mile

Just steps away from the hotel sits one of the city's most dynamic areas. The Whitehall Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, a center for fashion, shopping, cuisine, and more. Our separate Chicago travel guide on the neighborhood provides recommendations on our favorite spots on The Mile.

Read our guide on the Magnificent Mile.

Navy Pier

A standard for any trip to Chicago, Navy Pier houses a number of attractions on the shore of Lake Michigan. From the Ferris Wheel and Chicago Children’s Museum to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, this neighborhood provides a number of things to do and see in Chicago. Consider a visit to one or more of the following attractions:

  • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Wave Swinger, and other rides
  • Navy Pier IMAX Theater
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Chicago Children’s Museum

River North

The bustling River North district makes the perfect evening playground for visitors and locals alike. Restaurants, art galleries, stores are sure to keep you busy on your vacation. We recommend visiting the following:

  • Eataly
  • Rockbottom Brewery
  • ZG Gallery
  • Alan Koppel Gallery
  • Kenneth Probst Gallery
  • The Ambiente Collection

Goose Island Beer Company

Located in the exciting Lincoln Park Neighborhood, Goose Island Beer Company is a mecca for craft beer lovers everywhere. Sample some of the brewery's homemade brews or check out one of the many concerts or events hosted onsite.

Millennium Park

A space where all of Chicago comes to gather, Millennium Park is a showcase of artistic and musical talent. Take your picture by The Bean for a memory of your Chicago trip!

Grant Park

Known as Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park sprawls 319 acres near Chicago’s Downtown, housing some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions and activities. Along with the aforementioned Millennium Park, you can find the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Shedd Aquarium, and more sites for the ultimate Chicago bucket list. Grant Park plays host to a number of the city’s most exciting events including The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and Chicago Marathon. As the best Grant Park hotel Chicago has to offer, The Whitehall provides premier access to the most exciting things to do during your trip to the Windy City.