Things to Do

Navy Pier

Just a 13 min train ride from the Renaissance Hotel, the Navy Pier encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities, including the Chicago Children's Museum. It is one of the most visited attractions in the entire Midwest and is Chicago's number one tourist attraction.

Looking for fun and free things to do in Chicago? There’s always something going on at Navy Pier! From cultural programming and seasonal celebrations to special events, festivals, fireworks and more, discover fun and free Chicago events at Navy Pier all year long.

Millennium Park

Just a 15 min train ride from the Renaissance Hotel, Millennium Park was created for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors and is home to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago's premier outdoor music venue, offering more than 80 free concerts, movies and other cultural events throughout the summer.

Millennium Park is part of the 319 acre Grant Park, known as the "front lawn" of downtown Chicago. This  attraction has four major artistic highlights: the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. A showcase for postmodern architecture, it also features the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, the BP Pedestrian Bridge, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Wrigley Square, the McDonald's Cycle Center, the Exelon Pavilions, the AT&T Plaza, the Boeing Galleries, the Chase Promenade, and the Nichols Bridgeway.

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Cruises on Lake Michigan

Escape Room

Shed Aquarium

360 Chicago

American Writers Museum

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Sports Museum

Chicago History Museum

Inernational Museum of Surgical Science

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Loyola University Museum of Art