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Voco local area
Chicago Downtown

Local Area Guide

Chicago is always offering new attractions, festivals and events. A stay at voco Chicago Downtown puts you close to the city’s beachfront for the Air and Water Show, and Millennium Park for the Summer Music Series or artisan dishes at Chicago Gourmet.

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From seeing a show in the Chicago Theatre District to enjoying a meal on Restaurant Row to exploring the shops of Magnificent Mile, there are many exciting things to do near voco Chicago Downtown. Begin your day at Navy Pier and enjoy a lakeside stroll or a ride on Centennial Wheel. Then admire the city's impressive architecture on a boat tour and end the afternoon at the Willis Tower Skydeck.

Places to explore

Chicago Riverwalk

370 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60654
0.3 MI/ 0.48 KM away

The City of Chicago is pleased to welcome you to the Chicago Riverwalk! The 1.25-mile long path has been constructed in phases over time and includes four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade. The Chicago River is a treasured natural amenity in the urban canyon of world famous architecture and the Chicago RiverwaIk allows a close proximity to the waterway.

Millennium Park / Cloud Gate

Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 MI/ 1.77 KM away

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family events.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
1.2 MI/ 1.93 KM away

Located in downtown Chicago, the Art Institute is one of the world’s great art museums, housing a collection that spans centuries and the globe.

The Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 60611
1.1 MI/ 1.77 KM away

The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets, cool restaurants and posh hotels. Landmarks include the historic Chicago Water Tower, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the terracotta Wrigley Building skyscraper and the 100-story John Hancock Center, which has a rooftop observation deck with fine dining and panoramic city views.

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
1.8 MI/ 2.9 KM away

Navy Pier is where you go in Chicago for events, free public programs, attractions, culture, dining, shopping and more. It's where fun lives large, whether you're a visitor or local, with family or friends.

Skydeck Chicago / Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
0.8 MI/ 1.29 KM away

Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and the Willis Tower glass ledge. Step outside the third tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.

Chicago Theater District

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
0.7 MI/ 1.13 KM away

From Tina Fey to John Malkovich, Chicago’s theatre scene has long been a hotbed for the entertainment industry’s most talented people. But if the city’s flourishing Theater District is any indication, Chicago is far from a stepping stone. With more than 250 theatres, five Tony Award-winning theatre companies, diverse neighborhood theatres, and the country’s greatest comedy scene, Chicago is a must-visit destination for theatre lovers.

Fulton Market District

Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
1 MI/ 1.61 KM away

The former warehouse district of Fulton Market is now a hip corporate and entertainment area known for creative global and modern American restaurants around West Fulton Market Street. There are also cafes serving house-roasted coffee and buzzing breweries and cocktail bars, some with live music. Venues like House of Vans and the Bottom Lounge stage live music, while boutiques sell indie fashion and furnishings.