The Loop and downtown area are the heart of Chicago’s business district. Named for the old cable car routes that turned loops downtown, The Loop now houses local companies, outstanding shopping, and everything you need for an enjoyable vacation.
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You’ll find no shortage of things to do when you stay in the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
If you’re looking for an all-around good time, head for Navy Pier. Constructed in 1916, the pier offers something for everyone, whether you’re travelling alone, with your family, or with a gaggle of friends. Ride the Ferris wheel, rent jet skis, or explore some of the many restaurants lining the area. Want to explore the local culture? Go west to the Riverfront Theatre, a giant tent located on a riverfront complex. Besides a great view of the river when outside, the theatre itself offers performances of comedies, dramas, musicals, and everything in between.
Any first-time—or repeating—visitor to Chicago needs to see the Cloud Gate. Head over to Millennium Park and take in the shining, seamless bean, which has incited wonder since its dedication in 2006. Millennium Park itself has a number of things to do such as visiting McCormick Tribune Plaza. During the winter, this plaza is an ice skating rink; in summer, it’s a restaurant.
There’s so much to do in The Loop, you won’t want to drag your heels to a far-off hotel at the end of every day. When you stay in Chicago, downtown hotels give you the best bang for your buck. They’re close to shopping areas like The Shops at State and Washington, so you’ll have somewhere to leave your purchases; they’re also close to the nightlife along the waterfront. You might not even have to take a cab back in the evenings!
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