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Things to Do in Chicago

Just steps from the Magnificent Mile and a short walk from the CTA Red Line, the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel's premier Chicago location offers easy access to an endless variety of activities. With iconic architecture, a thriving culinary and arts scenes, and some of the country's greatest museums, Chicago seamlessly combines Midwestern hospitality with a modern, urban aesthetic. Whether you’ve planned an itinerary for your visit or a free-flowing urban adventure, Chicago has something to offer Hop on the El train, see the sights, and fall in love with the greatest city in the world. Welcome to Chicago.

The Essential Chicago Attractions

There's no shame in being a tourist in the Windy City. From our museums to our ballparks to our historic theatres, Chicago is home to some of the country's most iconic and unique attractions. Whether you're a first time visitor or a frequent Chicago traveler, we highly recommend checking out the sites that put Chicago on the map.

Navy Pier

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While best known for its iconic Ferris wheel, Navy Pier also offers some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. With a variety of restaurants, a lakefront beer garden, tons of family-friendly entertainment, and the exciting Sea Dog boat tours, Navy Pier's carnival-like atmosphere offers a great introduction to the Chicago Lakefront.

Magnificent Mile

Treat yourself to a shopping vacation along the world-famous Magnificent Mile. With upscale retailers, the historic Water Tower Place, and an abundance of phenomenal restaurants, North Michigan Avenue's tree-lined streets provide a phenomenal place to wander around and watch the world go by.

Millennium Park

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Located in the heart of Chicago, Millennium Park provides a relaxing retreat among the city's sea of skyscrapers. After taking your obligatory selfie in front of the iconic Bean, check out the park's public art displays or do some great people watching from the soft grass of the Pritzker Pavilion. Feel free to bring a blanket, pack some wine and snacks, and enjoy a Monday night concert, afternoon orchestra rehearsal, or Tuesday night movie in Chicago's most famous park.

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Catch a Ball Game

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Chicago is home to some of the country's most passionate sports fans. Feel the energy of Soldier Field during a Bears tailgate or cheer on the Blackhawks as they glide towards their next Stanley Cup Championship. For baseball fans, both Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field offer unique ballpark experiences. With its iconic ivy and boisterous fans, the Friendly Confines provide a great afternoon our beloved Cubbies. On the Southside, Guaranteed Rate Field features a more relaxed environment with craft beer, awesome stadium food, and the go go White Sox. Basketball fans should not miss the opportunity to head to the UC for a Bulls game. The Chicago Bulls keep fans excited and engaged year after year.

See a Show

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Located a mile from Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, Chicago's thriving theatre district rivals the quality and excitement of Broadway. From the whimsy of the SpongeBob Musical at the Oriental Theatre to the drama of the Goodman Theatre's production of The Iceman Cometh, Chicago's theatre scene covers the entire spectrum of genres and styles. Also a haven for the finer performance arts, Chicago is home to world-class productions like the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Lyric Opera. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly musical or an emotionally stirring performance, our city's phenomenal arts scene promises a show for everyone.

Visit Chicago Comedy Clubs

Don't miss out on a laugh-filled night during your visit to Chicago. Credited for launching the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Billy Murray, Amy Poehler, and countless other comedians, Chicago's vibrant comedy scene is home to the country's funniest improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy performances. Check out the rotating calendar of hysterical performances at Second City, the Laugh Factory, the iO Theatre, Zanies, and Annoyance Theatre during your upcoming visit.

Live Like a Chicago Local

While us Chicagoans truly love Millennium Park and Bears tailgates, we encourage you to explore the city, make new friends, and see the city like a local. We encourage you to check out different neighborhoods, eat at amazing restaurants, and live like a Chicagoan during your stay. Take a look at some of our favorite things to do in our down time.

Drink Local

From the stockyards to the Wrigley bleachers, Chicagoans are a thirsty bunch. Over the past few years, the city has seen a boom in local breweries and distilleries. Peppered throughout the city, breweries like Goose Island, Half Acre, Revolution, Off Color, Metropolitan, and Pipeworks churn out world class beers. Similarly, distilleries like Letherbee, Few, CH, and Chicago Distilling Company are producing amazing gins, vodkas, whiskeys, and malorts. Take a pilgrimage to the source for unique facility tours or find your favorite local drink at one of the city's countless bars.

Eat Local

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The heart and soul of Chicago can be found in the city's diverse, delicious, and amazing restaurants. From our neighborhood hot dog stands (no ketchup!) to Bavette's Chicago cut ribeye to Alinea's world-renowned molecular gastronomy, the Chicago's dining culture covers every price point, style, and region. Be sure to check out Randolph Street's famous restaurant row, Logan Square's hipster dining haven, or River North's energetic dining district. From tacos to tiki, Chicago has it all. Come hungry.

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Roast Local

Not unlike the city's beer and distilling scenes, Chicago coffee culture has seen a recent renaissance. Small artisanal roasters like Intelligentsia, Dark Matter, Bow Truss, Metropolis, Bridgeport Coffee Roasters, and Gas Light specialize in a spectrum of delicious blends and single origin offerings. Pop into any independent coffee shop and be blown away by the nuanced flavors of Chicago's third wave roasters.

Rhythm, Blues, and Beyond

Chicago will forever be known as the city where the blues went electric. While Chicago blues were born in the Delta and grew up on Maxwell Street, they currently live at Buddy Guy's Legends, Kingston Mines, the Chicago Blues Fest, and the cozy, welcoming Rosa's Lounge. Put on your dancing shoes, order an Old Style, and take part in one of Chicago's most esteemed traditions.

Explore Chicago's Neighborhoods

Hop on the El and explore some of Chicago's unique and welcoming neighborhoods. From the hip, artsy Logan Square to the stately and sophisticated Old Town to bustling energy of Wicker Park, each neighborhood has its own personality. No matter where you go, you'll find great restaurants, meet amazing people, and enjoy the individual identity of each area. Be adventurous, have fun, and see what makes Chicago such a phenomenal place.

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Hit the Beach

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Nothing says summer in Chicago quite like the beach. After long, blustery winters, Chicagoans embrace summertime with open arms. Pack a bag, head to Oak Street, North Ave, Ohio, or Montrose Beach, and take in the scene of the Chicago lakefront.

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Chicago Events Calendar

We know that it can be hard to finalize a plan when there are so many amazing things to do. To make your decision easier, we've put together a handy event calendar with some of our favorite Chicago events. Take a look at our list of upcoming events and get excited for your upcoming urban adventure!

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166 E Superior St,
Chicago, IL 60611

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