Places to see
Guest of City Suites Hotel will find themselves amid many of the top things to do in Chicago. We’re literally steps from the subway station for direct access to downtown Chicago, and quick trips from Northalsted (formerly Boystown), lively nightlife and dining, Chicago shopping and much more. Reserve a free tour of downtown through the Chicago Greeter, featuring historical walking and shopping tours, step-on bus tour guides, educational tours, and ebook travel guides. Put simply, there’s no end to all the fabulous things to do in Chicago.
Explore Chicago’s gilded side at Lincoln Park. Visitors are surrounded by lush greenery and grand historic neighborhoods boasting some of Chicago’s finest homesteads. Lincoln Park is also home to the always free Lincoln Park Chicago Zoo and offers breathtaking Lake Michigan views. Browse any number of upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops or a variety of vibrant clubs and bars.
Journey just half a mile to reach “The Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field, home to the beloved Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field draws hundreds of thousands of fanatical baseball fans each year who come to see one of America’s most iconic teams play at this historic baseball park. Vintage details include one of the last remaining hand-turned scoreboards and classic 1934 exterior welcome sign. The best part? Wrigley Field is just a ten-minute walk from Chicago City Suites Hotel.
Northalsted (formerly Boystown)
Visit the United States’ first officially recognized gay village and a national hub of the LGBT community. Northalsted (formerly Boystown) is well-known for lively nightlife, entertainment and dining, boutique shops, historic architecture, trendy outlets and more. North Halstead Street is the epicenter of this bustling area and is where you will find an eclectic mix of LGBT-friendly establishments and Chicago locals ranging from hipsters to progressives and members of Chicago’s LGBT community.
BRIAR STREET THEATRE
Home to The Blue Man Group, Chicago and just a few short blocks from City Suites Hotel you will come across a very unique show sure to be entertaining. Blue Man Group is an international, interactive performance for all ages. Combining technology, comedy, and music, Blue Man Group is energetic and wildly entertaining.
BELMONT-CENTRAL SHOPPING DISTRICT
Discover a variety of unconventional shops and boutiques at the Belmont-Central Chicago Shopping District. You’ll uncover a slew of quirky shops with delightful names like Hollywood Mirror, Ragstock and The Alley. Once your shopping bug is sated, well then it’s your turn. Stop in at any number of chic cafes and eateries to enjoy everything from Thai to Italian, Swedish to Ethiopian.
EVEN MORE THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO
Looking for a planetarium in Chicago? Perhaps you’d like to enjoy the views from Chicago’s Sears Tower? These attractions and more are just a quick trip away when you ride the “L” into downtown and The Loop. Catch the CTA “L” (Subways) at Belmont Station, literally steps away from City Suites Hotel. Even the United Center is easy to get to using the Halsted bus. Please check out these other attractions.
- Vic Theatre – 291 feet
- Schuba’s Tavern – .6 mile
- Lincoln Hall – 1.1 miles
- The Metro – 1.1 miles
- Riviera Theatre – 2.1 miles
- Second City – 2.2 miles
- Aragon Ballroom – 2.2 miles
- Old Town School of Folk Music – 2.7 miles
- Lincoln Park Zoo – 3.2 miles
- John Hancock Center – 3.8 miles
- Water Tower Place – 3.9 miles
- Soldier Field – 6.8 miles
- Willis Tower (Sears Tower) – 6.5 miles
- Magnificent Mile – 4.1 miles
- Shedd Aquarium – 6.9 miles
- McCormick Place – 7.1 miles
- Navy Pier – 5.2 miles
- United Center – 5.4 miles
- Field Museum – 6.6 miles
- Adler Planetarium – 7.2 miles