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Our staff has compiled a list of nearby favorite spots to eat and see while you are with us here in the Windy City to ensure you see and taste the very best our town has to offer!


Near McCormick:

Shor ($$)—American Diner located inside the Hyatt Regency 
2233 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616 Website 312-528-4140 Map

Acadia ($$$)—An airy, upscale restaurant serving seasonal New American dishes inspired by coastal Maine
1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616  Website 312-360-9500 Map

Hackney's Printers Row ($$)Long-running local chain serving burgers on dark rye, sandwiches & signature onion rings 
733 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60605 Website 312-461-1116 Map

Kasey's Tavern ($$)Set in a vintage storefront, this sports-bar stalwart pairs its TVs with a top-shelf beer list 
701 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60605 Website 312-427-7992 Map

Bar Louie ($$)—A contemporary casual dining bar and restaurant chain
47 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL 60605  Website 312-347-0000 Map

Eleven City Diner ($$)—Jewish deli standards & classic American fare in a casual diner setting with a soda fountain 
1112 S. Wabash St., Chicago, IL 60605  Website 312-212-1112 Map

Flo & Santos ($$)—A hybrid of pub, pizzeria & Polish-American restaurant, with a casual industrial-style setting
1310 S. Wabash Ave. , Chicago, IL 60605 Website 312-566-9817 Map

The Gage ($$)—Inventive American eats plus a long list of beers in a lively space with Millennium Park views 
1310 S. Wabash Ave. , Chicago, IL 60605  Website 312-372-4243 Map

Signature Lounge ($$$)—Cocktails, panoramic views & light bites on the 96th floor of the John Hancock building 
875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 Website 312-787-9596 Map


A Cab Ride Away:

Pequod's ($$)This literary nod does deep dish in a whole new way. Hint: caramelized cheese crust 
2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614| Website 773-327-1512 Map

J Parker ($$$)On a warm night the stunning rooftop views and signature drinks are unforgettable
1816 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 | Website 312-254-4747 Map

Randolph and Halsted ($-$$$)Hop in a cab and tell your driver “To Randolph and Halsted” and you will be dropped in one of Chicago’s current food meccas. Staff favorites: Haymarket ($), Green Street Meats ($$), and The Girl and the Goat ($$$)

Yuzu ($)This BYOB sushi & robata spot is a super secret gem 
1751 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 | Website 312-666-4100 Map

Lincoln Park Zoo (free)A staple weekend trip for Chicagoans! Small, free zoo with lions, primates, reptiles, a children’s area & an interactive farm exhibit
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 | Website 312-742-2000 Map

BLUES on Halsted ($)A Chicago classic dive worthy of its abrupt descriptive name. This is real Chicago.
2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 | Website 773-528-1012 Map

Second City or Zanie's ($-$$)Chicago is famous for our sense of humor so take in an improv or standup act while you’re in town
N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610 | Website 312-337-3992 Map

Harold Washington Library (free)In true literary fashion, this massive landmark is gorgeous. Be sure to check out the atrium
400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 | Website 312-747-4300 Map

The Art Institute of Chicago ($$)A world class exhibition of incredible artwork from across the centuries. Featuring now: Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, ending May 10th so hurry there!
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 | Website 312-443-3600 Map

Museum of Science and Industry ($$)One of the largest science museums in the world, MSI has both an illustrious history and a focus on the future of science and science education. Feature Exhibit: Brick-By-Brick. Find your inner Lego builder!
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637 | Website 773-684-1414 Map

Museum of Contemporary Art ($)One of the world’s largest contemporary art venues & just down the street.
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 | Website 312-280-2660 Map

Shedd Aquarium ($$$)State-of-the-art indoor aquarium, famous for its variety of habitats & views of Lake Michigan
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 | Website 312-939-2438 Map

Field Museum ($$$)State-of-the-art museum of science & invention, with the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sue!
400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 | Website 312-922-9410 Map

Adler Planetarium ($$)Interactive exhibits & high-tech sky shows entertain stargazers — lakefront views are a bonus
Museum Campus, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 | Website 312-922-7827 Map

City PassVisit for a $98 City Pass to the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Willis Tower Skydeck, and Chicago 360 at the John Hancock Observatory.


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