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Things to Do & Explore in Chicago

Sightseeing & Vacation Info in the Windy City

Explore Chicago's amazing attractions, landmarks, and dining scene during your upcoming stay at Kinzie Hotel! Located in the heart of River North, Kinzie Hotel puts you in the center for the very best of our vibrant, energetic, and exciting city.

Whether you're exploring the city's museums, treating yourself to a Mag Mile shopping adventure, or catching a game at Wrigley Field, one thing is for certain: Chicago starts at Kinzie Hotel.

Take a look at our boutique River North accommodations, start planning your sightseeing itinerary, and get ready to explore Chicago!


Explore River North

Eat & Drink 

Take in the sights, sounds, and energy of Chicago as you explore the city's bustling River North neighborhood. The epicenter of Chicago's eclectic dining scene, River North's world class restaurants and boutique cocktail bars make it a true destination for epicurean adventurers. With the thoughtful, contemporary steakhouses like Bavette's Bar & Boeuf and iconic Chicago institutions like Harry Caray's, River North boasts an unrivaled variety of restaurants within steps of Kinzie Hotel.

Check out our River North dining guide and start planning your gastronomic exploration of River North!

Shop The Mag Mile

Just a ten minute walk from the world-famous Magnificent Mile, Kinzie Hotel provides the perfect home base for an unparalleled Chicago shopping getaway. During your River North shopping spree, indulge in some retail therapy as you stroll up and down Michigan Avenue, treat yourself at Water Tower Place, and hunt down killer deals at the Shops at North Bridge. After a long day of shopping, grab a complimentary beer or glass of wine with salty and sweet snacks at the Double Cross Lounge, take inventory of your Mag Mile finds, and get ready to hit the town's coolest bars and cocktail lounges!

Downtown Chicago Skyline

Explore Chicago Landmarks

Explore Chicago's most famous attractions and landmarks to see what makes Chicago such an iconic and historic city. Take in breathtaking skyline views from the Skydeck at Willis Tower or the John Hancock Building's 360 Chicago, spend the day at the Art Institute of Chicago, or catch a cool lake breeze on the carnivalesque Navy Pier. Whether you're stopping by Millennium Park for your requisite selfie in front of the Bean or seeing a show at the legendary Chicago Theatre, Kinzie Hotel will put you front and center for Chicago's most important historic landmarks.

Beginner's Guide to Chicago

Chicago can be daunting to first-time visitors. We get it. It's huge, has a long, rich history, and is home to so many great attractions. To help you embark upon your first-time visit to Chicago, we've put together a Beginner's Guide to Chicago, which provides some insider tips and need-to-knows that'll have you walking and talking like a Chicagoan by the time you check in.

Kinzie Hotel Exterior and Chicago River