InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Start your day with a hearty brunch at the local favorite Labriola Café and Bakery or Hampton Social, one of the many top Chicago eateries within walking distance from our hotel. Then, take a stroll over to Navy Pier on Lake Michigan and follow the water to explore the city’s lakeside parks. If you have little ones, the innovative Play Garden in Maggie Daley Park is an engaging and unique activity sure to be a hit. Finally, make your way across the Frank Gehry’s winding bridge to discover Anish Kapoor's famous Cloud Gate sculpture, more commonly known as The Bean, to take your own iconic Chicago photo capturing the skyline.
After lunch, explore Chicago's eclectic art culture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Revel in masterpieces by Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet and Picasso, alongside timeless collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. For the remainder of your afternoon, immerse yourself in natural sciences and visit the notable Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium, all part of the Museum Campus. This 57-acre park provides a tranquil sanctuary to explore the diverse range of exhibits.
As evening falls, Chicago's vibrant nightlife really comes alive. With our hotel located in the heart of the city, dining options are plenty. Our concierge desk will be delighted to provide recommendations and make reservations on your behalf. Finally, unwind at the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center, where stunning views of Chicago provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying signature cocktails, wines, and light fare.
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 surrounding suburbs.