Chicago skyline during fall
    1. Tavern on Rush

      Steakhouse fare, nightly DJs & outdoor seating define this lively, upscale restaurant.

    2. Fred's

      Upscale cafe chain in Barneys department store for refined Italian-American plates & salads.

    3. Sparrow

      Sophisticated spot with Cuban flair serving rum cocktails & craft beer in a 1927 art deco building.

    1. Division Street

      From local dive bars to nightclubs, Division Street is only a few blocks from the hotel.

    2. River North District

      An area filled with some of Chicago’s best nightlife, bars and entertainment.

    3. Magnificent Mile

      The famed Michigan Avenue shops begin just around the corner from the hotel.

    1. Oak Street Beach

      Offering volleyball, beach games, reserved chairs, and several restaurants, Oak Street Beach is a ‘must see’ attraction.

    2. 900 North Michigan Shops

      A visually stunning and highly desired shopping destination that resides on the north end of Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile.

    3. Water Tower Place

      Exciting shopping, dining and entertainment.

    1. Wrigley Field

      Famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls, this iconic 1914 ballpark has been home to the Cubs since 1916 and offers tours from March through the end of the baseball season.

    2. Oak Street

      Chicago’s premier shopping is right in Thompson’s Gold Coast neighborhood, with a superb mix of local boutiques, international couture houses and luxury brands.

    3. McCormick Place

      The most leviathan convention center in North America is, fittingly, home to the most gargantuan gatherings in the automotive, home and restaurant industries.

    1. Willis Tower

      At 108 stories, the former Sears Tower is North America’s second tallest building and home to the world-famous skydeck and glass-box ledge.

    2. Millennium Park

      This out-sized public art venue in Grant Park features Anish Kapoor’s hyper-reflective Cloud Gate and the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion as its centerpiece.

    3. Navy Pier

      Re-envisioned as it approaches its centennial year, Chicago’s 50-acre lakefront playground of promenades, eateries and attractions is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel landmark.

    1. John Hancock Center

      You’ll revel in all 360 degrees of Chicago atop this 1970 Skidmore Owings and Merrill X-braced glass and steel creation.

    2. The Second City Comedy and Improv Theater

      What more can one say about this most influential sketch and improv comedy mecca? Surely you’ll come up with something, whether you hit a show or hone your own skills at a workshop.

    3. Museum of Contemporary Art

      One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, MCA offers thought-provoking exhibitions in painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and more.

    1. Chicago Loop

      Chicago’s central business district features many of the city’s key attractions and nighlife, including Millennium Park, Grant Park, the Art Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Theatre.

    2. United Center

      Home to the Bulls and the Blackhawks, the largest arena in the United States also plays host to the most popular entertainers of our time.

    3. U.S. Cellular Field

      Guaranteed Rate Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox on the southside of the Windy City.

    1. Oak Street Beach

      Let Thompson prepare a beach picnic and head out for swimming, volleyball, bike rentals and a spectacular view of the city skyline at this popular summer hotspot in our Gold Coast neighborhood.

    2. Chicago Art Institute

      This truly “encyclopedic” museum located in Chicago’s Grant Park features a startling galaxy of iconic works in its permanent collection.

    3. Charnley-Perksy House Museum

      Here in our Gold Coast neighborhood, this 1892 collaboration by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor Louis Sullivan stands as a pivotal architectural work with a soaring atrium and sinuous design detail.

    1. IO Chicago Comedy Club

      Something’s happening here every night at this “flashpoint of comic creativity” where Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey and many more stars got their start.

    2. Theatre District

      Thompson knows Chicago is home to more than 200 small, critically acclaimed theatre companies, as well as frequent touring Broadway shows.

    3. Lincoln Park Zoo

      Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is a free, family-oriented wildlife experience set in a verdant park adjacent to one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

    1. Lou Malnati's Pizza

      Most of us wouldn’t even think of leaving Chicagoland without a dose of deep-dish from Lou’s.

    2. Ra Sushi

      The Gold Coast outpost of this Japanese Fusion restaurant featuring “a big side of Anything Can Happen.”

    3. Morton's Steakhouse

      This ubiquitous steakhouse has become famous for just one thing: prime cuts of beef, aged for over three weeks.

    1. Luxbar

      A comfortable, yet sophisticated, contemporary tavern offering artisanal, locally sourced takes on American favorites.

    2. Merlo on Maple

      Chef Luisa Silvia draws on her grandmother’s Bolognese recipes to delight guests in her intimate, beautifully restored townhouse on Maple.

    3. Carmine's

      People watching on the patio fuels the vibrant hum of this Gold Coast hotspot for classic Italian-American dishes, premium steaks and seafood.

    1. Bistrot Zinc

      The name says it all, as Chef Tim Kirker brings a little bit of Paris to Chicago’s Côte d’Or.

    2. Jellyfish

      Perched on the second floor, just across from Hugo’s and Gibson’s, Jellyfish is a vibrant, pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.

    3. Hugo's Frog Bar

      This little sister to Gibson’s specializes in ocean-size plates of seafood in a bustling nautical atmosphere.

    1. Tavern on Rush

      Handsome surroundings highlight this contemporary steakhouse known for its USDA prime aged steaks and fresh seafood.

    2. Gibson's Steakhouse

      For over 25 years, this classic American steakhouse has kept them coming back for huge portions of USDA Prime—and supersized Martinis.