Though Chicago is deemed, The Second City, it is certainly second to none. With nationally acclaimed restaurants on every corner, world-class shopping along Magnificent Mile, award-winning shows, renowned history and cultural museums, and even sandy beaches, Chicago has something to offer everyone. Explore the city and take in lake and river views during your stay at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.
What to do in Chicago
See Our Award-Winning Skyline & Stellar Sights
Chicago's skyline is beyond breathtaking. The 26 miles of lakefront, 18 miles of bike path and numerous beaches offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy the city's magnificent architecture and the beautiful blue water of Lake Michigan. Plus, more than 20 downtown Chicago hotels boast views of the lake or the Chicago River. Tours and attractions cover every inch of the city, so no matter your interest (from modern skyscrapers to historic churches to public art or hidden gardens) you can take your pick of sightseeing options.
Incredible Views of the Chicago Skyline
Named Best Skyline in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers - take your sightseeing to new heights... literally. Stand out on the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago in Willis Tower and find yourself staring over 100 stories straight down. The John Hancock Observatory also offers expansive sights of the city and lake. And for the daring, grab your camera and go 150 feet up in the air on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.
Festivals & Events
Begining in May and running through October, Chicago's streets and neighborhoods transform into weekend block parties and festivals!
Known as the country's third coast, Chicago's 26-mile coast around Lake Michigan is a must for all guests to visit. Whether biking down the 19-mile bike path, visiting one of the 33 beaches, or simply taking a stroll by the water, guests will enjoy every moment in the largest Chicago park.
Wander Our World-Renowned Museums
Chicago is home to more than 40 museums. In fact, the only thing we're missing is a museum of museums! Meet Sue, the largest, most complete T.rex ever discovered at The Field Museum. Dive into an aquatic spectacle starring beluga whales, dolphins, penguins and sea lions at the Shedd Aquarium. Lay eyes upon buried treasures of African-American artists at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Get swept away by a tornado or see what you will look like in 50 years at the Museum of Science and Industry. Surround yourself with the paintings, sculptures and prints from the stellar collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Play in Our Parks
Some of the best places to enjoy Chicago's breathtaking green space are in the city's parks. Don't miss your chance for a prime photo op under the "Bean," officially named Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park. The downtown park also includes the Jay Pritzker Pavilion - a stunning outdoor concert venue designed by Frank Gehry - and Lurie Garden, a year-round, five-acre oasis. Nearby is the famous Museum Campus, plus Grant Park, home to the iconic Buckingham Fountain.
Chicago is a place where you can travel all around the world without leaving the city. Colorful Chicago neighborhoods await exploration, each with their own distinct cultures and histories.
Experience Top-Notch Theater
With impressive organizations like Broadway in Chicago and the legendary comedy club The Second City, Chicago Theater takes center stage when it comes to show business. Plus, Chicago is the only city with five regional Tony Award®-winning theaters - Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Victory Gardens Theater.