THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO
Ivy Hotel is perfectly situated downtown, whether you’re looking for something off the beaten path or a taste of classic Chicago. Things to do nearby include shopping on Magnificent Mile, a day out at Navy Pier, trips to beautiful Lake Michigan, or admiring the city’s iconic architecture on a relaxing boat tour down the Chicago River. See below for more of what Chicago has to offer.
A natural history museum, the Field Museum is one of the largest museums in the world of its kind. Dinosaurs, ancient artifacts, and groundbreaking science fuel this staple in Chicago attractions.
Chicago Boat Tours
Whether you want to view Chicago’s famous architecture up close or take in the downtown Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, a Chicago Boat Tour should be on your itinerary. Witness the beauty of Chicago from the water and take in Chicago’s amazing landmarks like the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, and Vista Tower.
The Shedd Aquarium hosts as many as 32,000 animals and brings you face to face with their habitats including rugged rivers to wild reefs. Immerse yourself in a variety of colorful marine ecosystems and discover the wonder of the aquatic animal world.
See what makes Chicago an international destination when you explore this eight-block stretch of downtown North Michigan Avenue, just walking distance or a short ride from the Ivy! This bustling area is filled with upscale shops, fashion outlets, and amazing restaurants. Explore the Magnificent Mile today.
Art Institute of Chicago
As one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States, the Art Institute of Chicago is recognized as one of the finest collections of paintings produced in Western culture with more than 300,000 pieces of art within 11 exhibits. Works of art range from early Japanese prints to contemporary American art.
PLAN YOUR CHICAGO ITINERARY
Wherever you go, a classic Chicago experience is waiting for you. Make sure to visit some of these nearby attractions during your Windy City stay:
- Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
- Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
- American Girl Place
- Buckingham Fountain
- Chicago Architecture Foundation (walking tours)
- Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
- Chicago Children’s Museum
- Chicago Cruise Lines
- Chicago Double Decker and Trolley Tours
- Chicago Line Cruises
- Chicago Segway Tours
- Cog Hill Golf Course
- Field Museum of Natural History
- Garfield Park Conservatory
- Guaranteed Rate Field
- Harborside International Golf Course
- John Hancock Building (360 Chicago)
- Kemper Lakes Golf Course
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Magnificent Mile
- Museum Campus
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Navy Pier
- Pine Meadow Golf Course
- Shedd Aquarium
- Skydeck Chicago
- Soldier Field
- Sox Park (Guaranteed Rate Field)
- Spirit of Chicago (Dining Cruise)
- United Center
- Wendella Boats
- Willis Tower
- Wrigley Field