There's so much to do around us at Downtown Chicago, we had to create it's own page!
Transforming from a vestige of the trainyard of Chicago's days as a prime railway hub, Millenium Park is an astounding new attraction drawing tourists year 'round. Its most notable structure is the Pritzker Pavillion. This Frank Gehry structure hosts a number of musical venues throughout the year. Millenium Park's Events Page lists upcoming activities.
The Park Grill along Michigan Avenue sits next to the Ice Rink using it as an outdoor dining spot in the summer, Oktoberfest venue in the fall, and a popular spot for free ice skating throughout winter.
Interested in exploring the lakefront at a faster pace? Millenium Park offers bike rentals at the north edge McDonalds Cycle Center building. Not unique enough? Nearby at 400 E Randolph, join the Chicago Segway Tour!
Finally, don't forget your photo-ops at the Cloud Gate sculpture above the Park Grill.
Chicago's museum scene is staggering. There are no less than 50 distinguished museums in the Chicago vicinity. A block south of Millenium Park is the world renown Chicago Art Institute. Hop the #6 CTA bus and within minutes, you'll arrive at Museum Campus anchored by the triumvirates of exploration: The Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and The Adler Planetarium.
A couple blocks west and north of Golden Crown Jewelers is the famous Theater District. The distinguished stages include The Chicago Theater, The Oriental Theater, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and Schubert Theatre.
A brief jaunt from the Wabash Jewelers Mall will place you at just a handful of Chicago's world-class eateries.
- Heaven on Seven - New Orleans in the Windy City
- Pittsfield Cafe - The Indoor Atrium Deli
- Ada's Deli - Knishes to Knosh On
- Frontera Fresco - Taste of Frontera Grill without the 2 Hour Wait
- Giordano's - Classic Chicago Deeeeep Dish Pizza
- Russian Tea Time - Caviars, Blintzes and Borscht
- Trattoria No.10 - A consistent number 10
For the full list of Chicago's Loop eateries, check out CenterStage's Restaurant Directory.