Chicago River Walk
The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. The City backdrop invades this unique experience, presenting visitors with an unexpected perspective. Any way you decide to take on the Riverwalk, you will be delighted with the choices you have to enjoy this treasure. Live performances from local musicians, public art exhibitions and special events will be offered throughout the season.
100 East Wacker, Chicago IL 60601 | 2 miles from Viceroy
The grandeur of The Chicago Theatre often leaves its visitors breathless. The elegant lobby, majestic staircase and beautiful auditorium complete with murals above the stage and on the ceiling, are components of an amazing building called “the Wonder Theatre of the World” when it opened on October 26, 1921.
175 N State Street, Chicago IL 60601 | 1 mile from Viceroy
John Hancock/360 Chicago
360 CHICAGO observation deck, located 1000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile in the iconic John Hancock Center, offers 360 degrees breathtaking views of city skyline and Lake Michigan. The observation deck is also home of the thrilling and exhilarating TILT experience – an enclosed moving platform that literally tilts you out and over the edge of the John Hancock building. With many interactive learning opportunities about the city history, rich neighborhoods and architecture and a brand new Bar and Café to relax while taking in the best views over Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is the perfect place for an unforgettable experience.
875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 | 0.5 miles from Viceroy
Lincoln Park Zoo
One of the nation’s oldest zoos, housing 1200 animals that represent 230 species. Includes children’s zoo, carousel and paddle boats.
2001 N Clark Street, Chicago IL 60614 | 1.3 miles from Viceroy
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains 32,000 animals, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. Located on Lake Michigan, it is surrounded by Museum Campus Chicago, which it shares with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. In 2015, the aquarium had 2.02 million annual visitors; it was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. It contains 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for best exhibit from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
1200 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605 | 3.4 miles from Viceroy
Chicago's Navy Pier, which juts an entire six city blocks from the heart of downtown into Lake Michigan, is made up of an outdoor boardwalk adjacent to corridors of exhibits and attractions. More than 8 million people visit it every year.
Come hungry, curious and ready to play. There are enticements for all ages, in every season. Of particular note: From spring through fall, dining and sightseeing cruises embark with the promise of breathtaking skyline views. Winter days are made for cozying up in the IMAX Theatre or romping in the Chicago Children’s Museum.
Of course, strolling around Navy Pier is half the fun. Make your way from the sculpture-flecked entrance to the final lookout point at your speed — welcoming anything from the lilt of live bands to the aroma of Chicago-style pizza along the way. As the longtime home of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, there’s always a chance to get your culture fix.
600 E. Grand, Chicago IL 60611 | 2 miles from Viceroy
Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago is at Your Feet-Literally. Dare to Stand Out on the 103rd floor, with never before seen views. The 1,353 feet straight down, with a glass boxes extending 4.3 feet out from the Skydeck, providing never before seen views of Chicago. Enjoy 360 degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states. The new, multimedia elevator ride gives visitors one of the fastest in the world, while referencing points of interest that match the ascending height. Atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago is a "one stop Chicago" experience featuring museum quality interactive exhibits.
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606 | 2 miles from Viceroy