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Discover The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park Zoo, & 360 Chicago Just Minutes Away

Experience Chicago from one of the best addresses in the city. The Whitehall Hotel is steps off Michigan Avenue - AKA The Magnificent Mile - a dazzling array of upscale shopping, museums, and beloved historical landmarks. We are also in the heart of the Gold Coast, the home of many of Chicago's most iconic attractions. You'll be in the middle of it all. Before you head out, check out our must-see and must-do list, 90 Things!

Lincoln Park Zoo

Founded in 1868, this free 35-acre zoo in nearby Lincoln Park is only a half-mile walk from the hotel. Offering a wide range of animal attractions as well as popular special events, it’s well worth planning an afternoon or a day here.

Navy Pier

A half-mile stroll will also take you to this Chicago landmark featuring a 3,300-foot pier with attractions open all year long, including restaurants, iconic rides, games, shopping, live entertainment, and popular events galore.

John Hancock Observatory

A two-block walk takes you to the breathtaking 100-story, 1,128-foot high skyscraper on top of which you’ll find the famed John Hancock Observation Deck, known for its incredible 360⁰ panoramic views of our lovely city.

Water Tower Place

Also, just two blocks away lies the famed Chicago Water Tower. Built between 1867 and 1869 as part of Chicago’s municipal water system, it was originally used to regulate water pressure and was one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire. 

Museum of Contemporary Art

This contemporary art museum was created in 1967 and has become one of the largest contemporary art venues in the world, featuring eight rotating exhibitions and regular events – all just five blocks from the hotel.

Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

This stunning church on the Magnificent Mile lies just steps from the hotel. Host to many popular events including free baroque music concerts, it’s also known to be active in the growing national fair-trade movement.

Wrigley Field

Perhaps the best-known Chicago landmark, Wrigley Field baseball park was built in 1914 and has been part of Major League Baseball for over 100 years. It’s also home to the beloved Chicago Cubs and offers fascinating insider tours.

Holy Name Cathedral

A four-block stroll will bring you to one of the most famous Catholic Cathedrals in the US and the seat of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Built after the Great Chicago Fire, the towering Gothic Revival design is both lovely and awe-inspiring.

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