An Abundance of Things to Do in Downtown Chicago
Located right on the Magnificent Mile, The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago is just moments away from some of the city's most exciting things to do and see. Explore a wealth of dining, architecture, and entertainment options within blocks of the hotel. And be sure to spend some time indulging in a bit of retail therapy; with designer boutiques, specialty shops, and iconic department stores, Michigan Avenue is truly a shopper's paradise. We've listed some of our favorite things to do in downtown Chicago below; don't hesitate to contact a member of our hotel staff if you'd like more information.
Chicago Sports Museum
Chicago's newest attraction is located just one block from the hotel, in Water Tower Place. There are plenty of things to do here for all ages; the museum expertly combines high-tech interactive experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts.
Magnificent Mile Shopping
Often referred to as “The Mag Mile”, this prestigious area in the heart of downtown Chicago is known for its world-class shopping. Many iconic Chicago shopping destinations find their home here - including 900 N Michigan Shops and Water Tower Place.
Chicago is an eminently family-friendly city, with countless activities for you and your loved ones to explore. Renowned comedy club Second City is a short distance away from the hotel, and the Lincoln Park Zoo (admission is free!), and the Contemporary Art Museum are just steps away from our door. Other things to do in Chicago include visiting Navy Pier and enjoying a treat at Garrett's Popcorn and Sprinkles Cupcakes (a local favorite and home to an innovative cupcake 'ATM').
The LEGO® Store Chicago
The LEGO® Store on downtown Chicago's Michigan Avenue is located on the second floor of Water Tower Place and is a short walk from our hotel. Explore the wonder and possibilities when you visit The LEGO® Store on your next stay.
American Girl Place® Chicago
Make your favorite girl's dream come true and plan an American Girl experience she will never forget. Located only steps from the hotel's front door, American Girl Place® Chicago is more than just a store - it's a place for imaginations to soar.
Rush Street is an iconic one-way street famous in downtown Chicago for its high-end restaurants and nightlife. From Chicago style pizza to exclusive steakhouses Rush Street offers some of the best dining options in the city. Rush Street is a short two blocks from our hotel; be sure to visit on your next stay with us.
Oak Street Beach
Book early to get your spot on the beach. Located just one block from the hotel, it's a short walk to a sandy beach. This beach offers an amazing experience with activities such as volleyball, water rentals, and swimming access. Plus with stunning city views, it makes for a unique and unforgettable beach atmosphere.
Chicago City Tours
Looking to learn more about the Windy City and its history? Chicago offers a wide variety of city tours giving you a glimpse into the history and architecture that makes up the downtown area. With information and pick-up locations in front of the hotel, simply ask the concierge for more information and begin exploring.