Chicago is among the best cities in the world to visit. If you had 24 hours in hand, wouldn’t you want to make the most of it by traveling to the best parts of the city? Compiled below is a list of the best things that you can do with 24 hours in hand, when in Chicago.
If you plan your business trip wisely, you will be able to make millions of lifelong memories while you are here. On your next visit, check into one of these luxurious properties to see some of Chicago’s best hotels and resorts.
The Best Hotels In Chicago For Business Travelers, 2019
- The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Tel: +1 (312) 266-1000
With luxury accommodations and unfailingly excellent service, the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago celebrates what matters most to guests, in an environment that brings Chicago to life. The hotel stands as a 5-star beacon in the Windy City.
- Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
11 E. Walton, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, USA
A haven of exclusivity with classic Parisian charm, the hotel is fittingly located in the fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood, just one block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Serene and private corridors lead to some of the largest rooms and suites in the city with soaking tubs and separate showers. The larger suites feature indulgent touches such as a fireplace and balcony.
- Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.
401 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: +1 312 588 8000
Located near The Magnificent Mile, this downtown Chicago hotel is one of the tallest reinforced concrete buildings in the world, and has become Chicago’s most enviable address. Trump Chicago is a showcase of bold style and engaging design situated along the Chicago River, resulting in incredible views of Navy Pier and its weekly fireworks show.
- Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: +1 312 280 8800
In the heart of the Gold Coast neighbourhood, our iconic tower rises from downtown Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile with unrivalled Lake Michigan and skyline views. From here, you’re just steps from shopping on glamorous Michigan Avenue, tasting the best of our gourmet city, exploring Navy Pier and more.
- The Peninsula Chicago.
108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: +1 312 337 2888
Experience Far Eastern graciousness where it meets Midwestern hospitality. The Peninsula Chicago is the five-star hotel that brought traditional Asian service to a city already renowned for the warmth of its hospitality.
- The Langham, Chicago.
330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: +1 312 923 9988
Majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. Situated in downtown Chicago, the Langham Chicago is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. 268 guest rooms and 48 suites designed for the discerning traveller.
Explore Chicago In 24 Hours
What to carry for a hassle-free day in Chicago?
Make sure that you are equipped with the necessary identity proofs which you may need to show time to time, for traveling without trouble. Other than this, keep in mind that your clothing should be season – friendly and you are comfortably equipped with food and water.
Starting the day with breakfast
The best thing to do is to locate a place that is close to your hotel or to the next destination where you are supposed to travel. This will save your time in commuting from one place to another. The Pittsfield Café at Washington and Wabash are one of the unique locations where you can have a lavish breakfast. They open early at 6 in the morning and is located in the middle of an architectural marvel, and you will find a combination of both- scenic beauty and ultimate gastronomy. For something sweet, you can try the local bakeries that serve a range of desserts such as doughnuts and cookies. The Do-Rite Donuts at Randolph and Dearborn are another worthy option which serves fresh doughnuts along with a variety of bread.
Take a trip to the cultural center
The Cultural Center is located close to the Pittsfield. A visitors’ desk will let you explore an array of maps so you can pick one for yourself. This is a free museum that opens several exhibits for you. The Tiffany dome, located on the second floor is among the most popular things to see while you are here.
Visit the millennium park
What is better than walking on the pebbled streets of the city? The loop and millennium park tour are best for the same. Although this tour runs several times during the year, it is recommended that you book your slot in advance. The journey starts with the downtown loop district and takes you through remarkable spots like the Chicago Theatre, the Picasso, the sears tower, and more. This will give you ample time to learn about the landscape of the city and appreciate the architecture on which it is built.
You can head over to practically any place which is closest to you at this point. And, for the pizza lovers, Pizzeria Uno’s at Wabash and Ohio, Gino’s East at Michigan and Superior are the best places to try a deep dish pizza. Make sure that you do not leave this city without trying these delicacies.
Head next to the museum
The Art Institute owns the second most extensive collection of impressionistic art, which is why it is must visit. Walk in the historic lanes of Chicago, while visiting this museum.
Head to the water tower
The water tower happens to be one of the oldest buildings in Chicago which survived the great fire of 1871. Get to see several free exhibits here.
Visit the Hancock building and Signature Lounge
Who doesn’t like to cherish a bird’s eye view of the city from the fourth largest building in all of Chicago? The observation deck is one of the best places to take pictures from and browse the city. At the signature lounge, you will be able to enjoy some great cocktails and desserts to your heart’s desire.
End the night on a high note
Take your pick from the theatre or a club and make the most of the night and your trip as you end the day. Chicago is brimming with neon-lit clubs and pubs that offer energetic vibes, so the city has something for the party lovers too.
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