Concierge Tips

A few places to sample

  • Lakefront Trail
  • Explore Chicago’s beautiful lakefront trail. Regardless of the time of year, it is an amazing experience with incredible views.

    Roana Baxter, Concierge
    Talbott Hotel


  • Driehaus Museum
  • The Driehaus Museum, housed in one of Chicago’s most opulent mansions, showcases the rich craftsmanship of a bygone era. Rooms decorated with carved marble, inlaid woods, and mosaic tilings are stunning, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit is exquisite.

    Concierge Favorite 2015

    Diane Shugart
    Diane Shugart, Concierge
    Westin River North

  • Blue Chicago
  • It is tough to find a more authentic spot for the city’s original sound than Blue Chicago. With live blues starting daily at 9 p.m., this spot is walking distance from most downtown hotels.

    Benjamin Strawbridge, Concierge
    Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites Magnificent Mile


  • Pritzker Pavilion
  • Sit under the stars in our spectacular Millennium Park under the Pritzker Pavilion designed by architect Frank Gehry at the Grant Park Music Festival during the summer. Enjoy free concerts every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday featuring world-renowned artist and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. Bring your own picnic, a bottle of wine, and enjoy this magnificent venue for a romantic evening or a fun, group gathering.

    Chris Baum
    Chris Baum, Concierge
    The Langham Chicago

  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • As a teenager while waiting for my dad in the then Chicago Public Library I am nostalgic and passionate about the Chicago Cultural Center for its art expositions, programs, and Tiffany dome.

    Concierge Favorite 2015

    Melissa Long
    Melissa Long, Concierge
    Palomar Chicago—A Kimpton Hotel

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