Chicago Attractions and Activities
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Go big or go home. You want to make the most of your time in Chicago, and W wants to help. In this city, there's always something going on, and since we're in the know, so are you. So grab a Chicago Dog, check out some of the best local destinations, and see for yourself why the Second City is second to none.
Navy Pier - Distance .5 miles
Visit Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction when you spend a day exploring Navy Pier. Built in 1916, the 3,300ft pier is one of the most historic and memorable landmarks in Chicago. Celebrating its 100th birthday, Navy Pier has gotten a makeover complete with new dining options, new landscapes, and new entertainment. End your night with a bang by watching the stunning fireworks display from the top of the Centennial Wheel. Learn more about Navy Pier's redevelopment.
- Shakespeare in Love (April 15 - June 11)
- Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones (April 15 - July 30)
360 Chicago TILT - Distance .7 miles
Enjoy a fresh perspective on the city when you visit 360 Chicago Observation Deck at the John Hancock building. You'll experience particularly thrilling views when you purchase a ticket to TILT, an attraction that allows guests to lean out over the city from 1,030 feet up.
Millennium Park - Distance 1.1 miles
Explore iconic Millennium Park on your next visit in Chicago. Home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Immerse yourself in live music, outdoor film screenings and more, all 100% free. And if you don't take a selfie with The Bean, did you really even come to Chicago?
- Chicago Blues Festival (June 9 - 11)
- Millennium Park Summer Music Series (June 12 - August 21)
- Chicago Gourmet (September 22)
Soldier Field - Distance 2.9 miles
As one of Chicago's most famous landmarks, Soldier Field was designed in 1919 as a memorial to soldiers. Soldier Field is used as a venue for many events but more recently known as the home of the Bears. The Bears moved from their prior location of Wrigley Field in September of 1971 and had their first game in the renovated field on September 29, 2003.
- U2 with The Lumineers (June 3)
- Metallica with Avenged Sevenfold (June 18)
- Coldplay (August 17)