Around Town

Chicago is a beautiful city to visit, and we want to help your stay be the best possible. View our suggestions for hotels and restaurants in the area, and take a look at nearby attractions:

Museum Campus

Chicago CityPASS: Save 51% off VIP admission to all three Museum Campus attractions: Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium with
Chicago CityPASS. Plus, CityPASS includes Skydeck Chicago and a choice between 360 CHICAGO OR the Museum of Science and Industry. Learn More!

Adler Planetarium

#LookUp with the Adler Planetarium this winter as it celebrates the mysteries and magnetism of our closest celestial neighbor, the moon! The Adler kicks off 2019 with a brand-new sky show, Imagine the Moon, which takes a closer look at humanity's relationship with Earth's cosmic companion, premiering Jan. 18. The moon also takes center stage at the Adler's observing event, Lunapalooza! Watch it dance with our home planet in a total lunar eclipse, shout "Wow!" to your family and friends, and take your lunar experience to the next level with outdoor observing and indoor activities Jan. 20. Check out more of the Adler's festivities at adlerplanetarium.org/choose-the-moon.

Field Museum

Sue, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton, is back on permanent display at the Field Museum's Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet, better and even bigger, thanks to the addition of missing gastralia, or belly ribs, which truly round out the animal's form. Now you can see Sue in the context of their (the dinosaur's tweeting persona's preferred pronoun) ecosystem, which is to say surrounded by the fossils of the prey of this apex predator. An almost Sue-sized book, the Field Museum's double-elephant folio of John James Audubon's The Birds of America, will be on temporary display from April 19 through December. Our city's newest museum, the Chicago Brewseum, has a temporary exhibition on the history of beer in Chicago in the Rice Gallery until January 2020. Get the details at fieldmuseum.org.

Soldier Field

Experience more than the parking garage — take a short walk west on McFetridge Drive to check out the Doughboy Statue and Veteran’s Memorial water wall. 

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Formerly known as “Charter One Pavilion”, this seasonal concert hall is one of the city’s newest spots to catch an outdoor concert. Though it may be intimate in size (it seats only 8,000), the atmosphere and skyline views are anything but small.

Grant Park

Stroll under Lake Shore Drive and into Grant Park, with spectacular gardens and the world-famous Buckingham Fountain. 

Water Taxis and Sightseeing Boats

Take a different approach to Shedd — take a water taxi! Shoreline Sightseeing water taxis run between Navy Pier and the Museum Campus dock, at lake level on the north side of Shedd.

Special Chicago Offers

Check out the Chicago CityPASS and Go Chicago Card for special multi-venue discounts.