Chicago Tourism

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From towering skyscrapers overlooking tulips on the Magnificent Mile, to sun-filled baseball games at Wrigley Field and a stunning Millennium Park in full bloom: springtime in Chicago is buzzing with energy and excitement for warm weather.

Hilton Chicago hotel lobby

Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or pleasure, you can expect to find world-class dining, attractions, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest. If you’re looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further!

Enjoy the great outdoors with a sightseeing tour on the river boats, a play date with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo or a relaxing alfresco lunch on an outdoor patio. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa, jet set through spectacular downtown shopping malls or lounge about with the stellar skyline in view and cocktails in hand.

The spring season is ripe for arts and culture as well. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. Explore museums and galleries of every variety, like the beloved Shedd Aquarium and esteemed Art Institute of Chicago. And take in sensational performances — from live music, comedy, dance and opera.


Driving from Chicago Ohare International Airport (Distance 18 miles, 45 min.)
Follow signs for I-190 East. Take I-190 to I-90 East. I-90 will merge with I-94. Take I-90/94 appx. 18 miles to Jackson St. Exit Jackson St. Drive 1/4 mile on Jackson St., turn right on Michigan Ave. Hotel 5 blks down. Congress PKWAY closed.

Public Transit from Chicago Ohare International Airport (Train + Bus, 1 hr.)
Take the CTA Blue Line toward UIC and get off at the Jackson stop. Get out and walk one block east to State and Jackson. Take #2 Bus south towards Cottage Grove/60th and get off at Balboa and Michigan. Walk short distance to hotel west to cross Michigan Ave. then turn left. Hotel will be on the right.

Driving from Chicago Midway Airport (Distance 12 miles, 25 min.)
I-55 North to Chicago North on Lakeshore Drive. Turn left on Balbo two blocks to hotel on left.

Public Transit from Chicago Midway Airport (Train, 45 min.)
Take CTA Orange Line toward the Loop and get off at the Roosevelt stop. Get out and walk east on Roosevelt Rd. toward Wabash. Turn left on Michigan Ave. and walk three and a half blocks to Hilton Hotel.

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