The suggested Conference hotel options are just steps away from the Art Institute of Chicago, our host and conference site. But given the allure of Chicago, you may want to plan an extra day or two to make it both a business and pleasure getaway. Significant others are welcome at the evening reception for a small fee.
Affixed by stunning Lake Michigan and decorated with inspiring architecture, Chicago is more than just a big city. The architecturally striking downtown area includes some of the tallest buildings in the world. Chicago has a distinctive shoreline, hundreds of vibrant parks, and 77 unique neighborhoods. It's this truly distinctive mix of incredible attractions and cultural allure that make Chicago one of the friendliest, most livable cities in America.
Chicago has developed a reputation as a must-visit destination for diners. In fact, Chicago is one of only three cities in the country to have its culinary chops rated by the prestigious Michelin Guide. With incredible shopping on The Magnificent Mile, world premiere performances in its famed Theater District, and one of the country's most active nightlife scenes, this city is always buzzing. Chicago also vaunts more than 60 museums, five regional Tony Award-winning theaters and, no matter the season, there's always a professional sports team to cheer to victory.
Situated squarely in the center of the country and equipped with two major, international airports, getting to Chicago is easy.
Millennium Park, deep dish pizza, and Wrigley Field are all compelling enough reasons to visit Chicago, but the city's most endearing quality is its people. Chicago's neighborhoods represent more than 100 countries and it's through this diversity and profound city culture that Chicago was able to develop the country's best restaurants, theaters, and museums.
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There’s so much to do in Chicago, you could stay forever and never see everything. But we’ve put together an itinerary checklist of classic Chicago activities to help you chart your course. These itinerary planners are your guide to the essentials and just an overview. Get inspiration and then go out and create your own unscripted adventure. Because Chicago is one big, always-changing, always-exciting city.
Chicago architecture has a very rich history — discover the spots to see in this 2-day architecture itinerary.
Discover upscale places to visit in Chicago in this travel guide. You will be wowed by Chicago's luxe & upscale offerings from restaurants to retail.
Learn more about places to eat in Chicago for food lovers! There are many top rated restaurants to choose from when dining in Chicago.
The best of the city, from classic Chicago to one-of-a-kind experiences, are all on this itinerary.
Chicago is a hotspot for performing & fine arts; use this 2-day travel itinerary that is sure to please any cultural explorer.
See Chicago by 'L' train. One of the best ways to see the city will deliver you to parks, museums, attractions and more.
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