Chicago Attractions

Among the most splendid luxury downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone hotel is conveniently close a variety of fun things to do in downtown Chicago. Just steps from Millennium Park, our hotel puts guests within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Shedd Aquarium, and so much more.

The Chicago “L” (our Chicago metro transit system) is also only 2 blocks from our Chicago hotel. The “L” will take you around to the most popular Chicago neighborhoods and locales quickly and easily.

Highlights
Grant Park
Millenium Park
Adler Planetarium
Art Institute of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain
Chicago Symphony Center
Field Museum of Natural History
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Field Museum of Natural History
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lyric Opera

Top Picks from the Chicago Visitor’s Guide.

Art Institute of Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History
Chicago History Museum
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
Chinatown
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Area Tour Services

Let those in the know show you around town

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
* 90 min. Tour of River Skyline
* Chicago Architecture Foundation
* 1 312 902 1500

Chicago Double Decker/Trolley Tours
* Surrounding Neighborhoods
* Chicago Trolley
* 1 773 648 5000

Mystic Blue Cruises
* Lake Michigan and River
* Premier Yachts
* 1 312 321 7603

Odyssey Cruises
* Lake Michigan
* Odyssey Cruises
* 1 888 741 0281

Segway on the Lakefront
* Lakefront Architecture
* Segway Experience of Chicago
* 1 312 663 0600

Wendella Boats
* Lake Michigan and River
* Wendella Boats
* 1 312 337 1446

Top Picks

Night Life

Beauty Bar (The)
* Bars & Nightlife
* Beautiful Nails and Martinis
* Neighborhood: West Town
* 1444 West Chicago Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60642
* Phone: +1 312 226 8828

Berlin
* Get Down & Rowdy
* Neighborhood: Lakeview/ Wrigleyville
* 954 West Belmont Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60657
* Phone: +1 773 348 4975

California Clipper
* Ghostly Fun
* Neighborhood: Downtown
* 1002 North California Avenue Corner of Augusta Boulevard and California Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60622
* Phone: +1 773 384 2547

Crobar
* Super Hot-Spot for Progressive Music
* Neighborhood: Near North Side/ River North
* 1543 North Kingsbury Street
* Chicago, IL 60622
* Phone: +1 312 266 1900

Cubby Bear (The)
* The Definitive Sports Bar
* Neighborhood: Lakeview/ Wrigleyville
* 1059 West Addison Street
* Chicago, IL 60613
* Phone: +1 773 327 1662

Double Door
* Authentic Rock ‘n’ Roll
* Neighborhood: Wicker Park/ Bucktown
* 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60622
* Phone: +1 773 489 3160

Funky Buddha Lounge
* Cool Hipster
* Neighborhood: Near North Side/ River North
* 728 West Grand Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60610
* Phone: +1 312 666 1695

Green Mill Jazz Club
* Swinging Former Speakeasy
* Neighborhood: Uptown
* 4802 North Broadway Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60640
* Phone: +1 773 878 5552

John Barleycorn Memorial Pub
* Drink Up at This Chicago Tradition
* Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
* 658 West Belden Avenue
* Chicago, IL 60614
* Phone: +1 773 348 8899

Kingston Mines
* Down ‘N’ Dirty Blues
* Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
* 2548 North Halsted Street
* Chicago, IL 60614
* Phone: +1 773 477 4646

Level
* Bars & Nightlife
* Enter Level
* Neighborhood: Near North Side/ River North
* 1045 North Rush Street
* Chicago, IL 60610
* Phone: +1 312 397 1045

Murphy’s Bleachers
* Rollicking Wrigleyville Bar
* Neighborhood: Lakeview/ Wrigleyville
* 3655 North Sheffield
* Chicago, IL 60613
* Phone: +1 773 281 5356

Schubas Tavern
* Dance & Drink
* Neighborhood: Lakeview/ Wrigleyville
* 3159 North Southport Avenue Between Belmont Avenue & Fletcher Street
* Chicago, IL 60657
* Phone: +1 773 525 2508

Second City
* Famous Theater & Improv Group
* Neighborhood: Near North Side/ River North
* 1616 North Wells Street
* Chicago, IL 60614
* Phone: +1 312 337 3992