InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
In recent years, Chicago's way to start the day has evolved from traditions of yesteryear (slow and smooth) to one of active and let's get moving as quickly as possible. Start your day with any of the area's breakfast/lunch venues such as YOLK, La Briola, Waffles, or Wildberry. To help burn off the calories you might want to walk to one of the areas many attractions such as Navy Pier (4 blocks away), Millennium Park and the Cultural Center ( 6 blocks away) and be sure to take in the new Maggie Daley Park. It boosts the highest rock climbing wall in the state
Chicago prides itself on its lakefront along with its many beautiful parks. Take a walk, jog or bike ride along the 18 miles of Lake Michigan Shores or select from many seasonal activities ranging from shopping, trolley and double decker bus tours, architectural tours by boat or land, Segway tours, kayaking or ice skating! For a more relaxed scenario, high tea or alfresco dining are among the more popular ways to enjoy Chicago mid-day.
Nightlife is an ever changing landscape which is exciting! Renowned chefs and restaurants with tasty and unique selections have contributed to Chicago’s distinction as a culinary destination. Clubs with a wide range of music are within reasonable distance of the hotel. Views of Chicago’s skyline at night are breathtaking and can be enjoyed from many vantage points including a dinner cruise or the observatories at the John Hancock Building or Willis Tower.
Chicago meat industry history
The Chicago meat industry spawned a number of inventions over time, like the refrigerated railroad car. This was designed in order to ship pre-cut meat instead of livestock to the East Coast.
Chicago River Reversal
In 1900 the flow of the Chicago River was permanently reversed in order to protect the quality of the drinking water at the time.
March 17 - Irish National Holiday
Not just a rumour, the Chicago River gets tinted green on Saint Patrick's Day.
Some of the best deals for visiting the city can be found during the winter months. This goes for not only the hotel rates but the sightseeing tours around the city and the surronding suburbs