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November 1, 2021

The Best Things to do Near Hotel EMC2

Located in Streeterville and right next door to The Magnificent Mile, Hotel EMC2 is the perfect hotel to book a room since it’s within walking distance to many of Chicago’s most iconic destinations. Hotel EMC2 is a 195-room boutique hotel that presents itself at the intersection of art and science. The hotel has rooms that reflect this theme, from artwork to whimsical touches like open-glass Wet Lab showers. It even has robots named Leo and Cleo who assist guests by bringing them room service. You won’t go wrong if you book a room at Hotel EMC2 for your next trip to Chicago. Now that you know why you should stay at Hotel EMC2, here are a few things you can do near the hotel during your time in Chicago.

Shop on The Magnificent Mile

If you like to shop till you drop, then you’ll love the stores located along Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as The Magnificent Mile. The Magnificent Mile boasts more than 460 retailers including popular brands, department stores, and designer labels. There are a few indoor malls to explore, such as Water Tower Place and The Shops at North Bridge.

Grab a drink at a local bar

You’ll find many excellent bars located near Hotel EMC2. The closest bar and restaurant is the Albert, located within the hotel. For an Instagrammable and impressive experience, visit the Albert to try cocktails and other signature drinks. the Albert strives to embrace the eclectic and the seasonal. With an eye on aesthetic, the Albert’s cocktails serve to playfully present the familiar in a distinctly creative fashion. When you go to the Albert, you’ll experience a space that honors the surreal with stunning art, lively energy, and warm hospitality.

Go to the world’s largest Starbucks

Impress your friends with a photo at the world’s largest Starbucks that recently opened on Michigan Avenue. Order your favorite coffee, and then sit back and relax in the glassy 43,000-square-foot space. You’ll definitely stay warm while sipping on a steaming drink. This Starbucks also has interactive tours and special drinks inspired by Chicago. Oh, and don’t forget, you can order Italian food like pizza if you’re hungry. Take a break from shopping on Michigan Avenue to warm up and grab a cup of steaming joe.

Visit the John Hancock Center

The John Hancock Center is one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers and is located along Michigan Avenue. If you choose to visit the John Hancock Center, you can visit 360 Chicago’s Observation Deck, where you can view the city 94 floors up from 360 degrees. It’s an exciting and exhilarating experience—plus you’ll get great views of Chicago from a unique perspective.

See the Chicago Water Tower

Another acclaimed building along Michigan Avenue is the Chicago Water Tower, which was formerly used to pump water to the city’s residents. Now, it stands as a symbol of Chicago’s iconic architecture, as well as a symbol of hope, since it survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Experience pop-ups along Michigan Avenue

Pop-ups are temporary stores where you can, often, experience fan memorabilia, sets, and more from popular movies, films, and books. Fortunately, Michigan Avenue currently has a variety of pop-ups. Step into the world of Wonder Woman 1984 with an in-store pop-up experience at AT&T right on Michigan Avenue. During your visit, you’ll be able to pose with Wonder Woman’s golden wings, view authentic costumes from the set, and so much more. If you are a fan of The Office, visit The Office Experience at The Shops at North Bridge, where you can see Schrute Farms, walk through the Dunder Mifflin set, and relive Jim and Pam’s iconic romance. Lastly, located in the Water Tower Place, is the Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss.

Planning your visit

Whether you choose to visit Chicago this fall or in the future, you’ll have a unique and exciting experience, especially if you choose to stay at Hotel EMC2 and explore the surrounding area. Allow yourself enough time to be able to see all of the popular sights on your bucket list and do a few of these iconic activities near Hotel EMC2.Need a place to stay when visiting Chicago? Book your reservation here.

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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