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October 15, 2023

7 Places to Visit Within Walking Distance of Hotel EMC2

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Chicago, Hotel EMC2 features easy access to the city’s most iconic attractions, within a mile of the hotel. Chicago is renowned for its pedestrian-friendly streets, making it a breeze to explore on foot. Make most of your trip by visiting these incredible destinations located just steps away from your hotel.

Magnificent Mile

Hotel EMC2 is conveniently situated near the famous Magnificent Mile. This world-class shopping district boasts premier stores, outlets, and restaurants. You’re bound to find unforgettable souvenirs to cherish from your Windy City vacation while strolling down this iconic street.

Museum of Ice Cream

Discover a world of sweet delights at the Museum of Ice Cream, a relatively new attraction to the city. Enjoy unlimited free samples of unique ice cream flavors, such as hot dog and mango. Explore themed exhibits perfect for fun photos. Cap off your visit with a “swim” in the sprinkle pool and grab memorabilia featuring your favorite ice cream flavors. This surreal and sweet experience is located near the Chicago River, making it a fantastic stop for sightseeing.

Chicago Riverwalk and The DuSable Bridge

A mere 8-minute walk from Hotel EMC2, The DuSable Bridge overlooks the Chicago Riverwalk. Visit the Bridgehouse Museum to learn about the history of this remarkable double-deck, double-leaf bascule bridge and witness it in action. Passersby often pause to capture stunning photos on the bridge before descending to the Riverwalk.The river’s edge is lined with cafes, bars and sometimes farmers markets, offering live music and exceptional views. The entire Riverwalk is 1.25 miles long, with the area near DuSable Bridge boasting some of the most iconic sights, including the River Theater.

The Chicago Theatre and Broadway shows

Just across the river, you’ll encounter the iconic Chicago Theatre, a landmark that beckons tourists for photo opportunities and captivating shows. Explore the vibrant theater district with five Broadway playhouses, where you can catch world-class shows like Hamelton, Wicked, The Lion King or Annie.

Millennium Park

A mile away from Hotel EMC2, you’ll find Millennium Park, a beloved Chicago destination. Take a photo at Cloudgate, fondly known as “the Bean,” while overlooking McCormick Tribune Plaza and Park Grill. In the winter, enjoy ice skating at the free rink, providing  for great views.. In the summer, you can stop at The Great Lawn and hear free live music from Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It’s not a trip to Chicago without stopping by this unique green space in the shadow of skyscrapers.

360 Chicago

Heading north from Hotel EMC2, you’ll discover 360 Chicago, a skydeck viewing experience like no other. Located 94 floors up and 1,000 feet above the ground, it offers unobstructed views of the city and Lake Michigan. For thrill-seekers, TILT is one of the world’s highest rides, allowing you to lean out over the edge of one of Chicago’s tallest buildings. If you prefer a more relaxing way to enjoy the views, Cloud Bar at the former John Hancock Center offers locally-inspired menu items and craft cocktails with breathtaking city views.

Navy Pier

Less than a half-mile east from Hotel EMC2 is Navy Pier, a recognizable and bustling part of the Chicago skyline. Families can enjoy rides like the Centennial Wheel, teacups, and a carousel, or navigate funhouse mazes and other games. Explore a variety of stores and gift shops in the shopping center. With plenty of places to stop in for a drink or grab a bite to eat, you’ll be entertained while you wait for the fireworks show or your cruise tour time slot.

Fun is never far away

Whether you prefer leisurely walks, bike rentals, or taxis, Chicago ensure you never run out of things to see and do. Locals are continually discovering hidden gems, and we love hearing about our visitors’ adventures. Hotel EMC2 your ideal home base, right in the heart of the action. If you need more entertainment ideas, our 24/7 digital concierge service is ready to assist.Click here to book a room and make your trip to the city one to remember.

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
228 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 915-0000
Reservations: (844) 205-3939
Email: Info@HotelEMC2.com
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