Home of blues, jazz, comedy and art, Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world, and has plenty to offer visitors. The city’s downtown core is the heart and soul of this magnificent city, with Downtown Chicago hotels acting as handy bases for visiting all of the main tourist attractions.
The Loop, Near North and Near South make up the famous Chicago skyline, boasting three of the tallest buildings in America; the Sears Tower, the Trump Tower and the Aon Center. By staying in Downtown Chicago hotels, any of these buildings can be seen from your bedroom window, making for great photographs.
The center of the city is known as the Loop, which houses the impressive Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park and numerous fascinating buildings. Staying in Downtown Chicago hotels makes it easy to take in a Broadway show, as the Downtown area is also the city’s main theater district. It is also the main base for many of Chicago’s festivals, such as the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Gospel Fest and Lollapalooza.
Near North is the place to head to if you are not on a tight budget, as it is home to the city’s top restaurants, most luxurious Downtown Chicago hotels and the prestigious shopping street of the Magnificent Mile. Those wishing to stroll through the city’s Prarie Avenue Historic Avenue can easily do so from Downtown Chicago hotels in the fabulous Near South neighborhood of the city center.
Chicago has a phenomenal public transport system, making it easy to get from Downtown Chicago hotels to any area of the city. The Chicago Transit Authority has bus and rail stations scattered throughout the entire Downtown area, including State and La Salle stations. The Metra commuter train also has links in the city center.