Things to do in Chicago
Aloft Chicago O'Hare is just a short car or "El" train ride from plenty of things to do in Chicago. Whether it's diving into a famous deep-dish pizza, exploring one of the many world-class museums, or enjoying a night out at the theater, the entertainment options are endless in downtown Chicago.
Lincoln Park Zoo - One of the last remaining free-admission zoos in the country, this historic zoo is home to thousands of animals and open daily 10 AM - 5 PM.
Shedd Aquarium - Get face to face with a variety of animals from dolphins, sea otters, beluga whales, and more. Home to over 32,000 animals from aquatic habitats around the world, this one is sure to entertain the whole family.
American Girl Place - Take your favorite girl to discover American Girl Place and let her imagination soar as the American Girl story is brought to life through a celebration of the fun and excitement of girlhood.
Navy Pier - This Chicago landmark is the city's most visited destination and features more than 50 acres of parks, shops, gardens, promenades, restaurants, and attractions.
Lookingglass Theatre Company - 2011 Tony Award winner for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company features a variety of outstanding performances each year in their intimate 200-seat theater, located in the historic Pumping Station on Michigan Avenue.
Millennium Park - Enjoy award-winning art, music, architecture, and landscape design located in the heart of downtown Chicago.
You can also hop on the Entertainment Circulator shuttle, which transports visitors around for free between the CTA’s Rosemont Blue Line Station, Parkway Bank Park, Fashion Outlets, and Convention Center. View shuttle map>
- Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM - 12 AM
- Friday and Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 3 AM
- Sundays from 10 AM- 9:30 PM