Chicago At Your Doorstep
Art Institute of Chicago
The second largest art museum in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago holds works of art ranging from early Japanese prints to modern American art. Explore expansive collections of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art. Gaze at iconic works such as Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Located on Michigan Avenue, the museum can be found along the western edge of Grant Park.
Chicago Symphony Center
This home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra puts you in close proximity to world-class orchestral experiences.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours
Among the most popular things to do in Chicago, architecture tours trace the history of the city’s world-class landmarks and skyline. Choose your mode: boat, bus or trolley, walking, Segway, bike, or “L” train. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is located up the street from The Blackstone.
Also in the Neighborhood
The Blackstone is conveniently located in a neighborhood that includes a Trader Joe’s grocery store as well as a liquor store, drug store, several banks, spas and retail shops.
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The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel’s central downtown Chicago lodging and convenient access to taxi services and public transportation makes it easy to see, explore and enjoy even more attractions and entertainment options.
There’s always something happening at Navy Pier, Chicago’s lakefront playground. Offering more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions, Navy Pier is host to an array of family-oriented events and entertainment.
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
Willis Tower, North America’s second tallest building, offers the unique thrill and excitement of standing at the highest point of any building in the country. Take in amazing views of the city from the 103rd floor Skydeck, where visitors can step out onto “the Ledge” — a glass box extending out 4.3 feet and 1,353 feet above ground!
Museum of Contemporary Art
One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945 — paintings, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.
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Lincoln Park Zoo
A world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers, Lincoln Park Zoo has been a natural oasis for generations of animal lovers. Besides offering free admission, the zoo offers close proximity to the lakefront and the popular Lincoln Park neighborhood, with all of its dining and shopping options.
Museum of Science and Industry
One of the largest science museums in the world, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.
Chicago History Museum
Interested in Chicago’s history, from its growth and development to its people, politics and culture? The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history.
Our staff are happy to help you plan your stay. If you have any further questions, please call our Concierge at (312) 542-3415.