The Hotel For Grant Park Picnics, Navy Pier Rides, And More!
f you’ve never stood atop the Willis Tower, biked along Lake Michigan, seen the Cubs at Wrigley or strolled through Grant Park, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is the perfect hotel for your next visit. Located just one block from Michigan Avenue, and ½ block from Grant Park and Millennium Park, the Fairmont can show you the Windy City like few other hotels can. Stay with us and let our knowledgeable Concierge help you put together an unforgettable Chicago sightseeing adventure.
- Adler Planetarium - The Adler Planetarium — America's First Planetarium — was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and one of the world's most important antique astronomical instrument collections on display.
- The Art Institute of Chicago - The Art Institute of Chicago houses more than 300,000 works of art within its 10 curatorial departments. Among its great treasures are the legendary masterpieces A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte - 1884 by Georges Seurat, American Gothic by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Ed Hopper and 33 paintings by Claude Monet. The Art Institute is the second largest art museum in the country and has the largest impressionist collection outside The Louvre.
- Chicago History Museum - The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future. The Fairmont Chicago is proud to be the official hotel of the landmark exhibit Out in Chicago.
- Chicago Theater District - Chicago has long been exciting and prolific stage community and is now getting the recognition it so richly deserves. From Broadway productions to community theater companies, there truly is an experience for every resident and tourist alike.
- Field Museum of Natural History - The Field Museum was established almost 115 years ago to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections that have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase and gifts to more than twenty million specimens. The collections form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs, which are further informed by a world-class natural history library of more than 250,000 volumes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio - More than one hundred years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright sparked an architectural revolution with the opening of his studio in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. Every year thousands of tourists visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park.
- Grant Park - Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks. Grant Park's centerpiece is the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, built in 1927 to provide a monumental focal point while protecting the park's breathtaking lakefront views.
- John Hancock Observatory - Located high above The Magnificent Mile, the breathtaking 360° views stretch across 4 states –Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois– including stunning views of Lake Michigan and a beautiful night cityscape.
- Lake Michigan Boat Cruises - Experience the Lake they way it is meant to be enjoyed on the water. From luxurious Dining Cruises to thrilling sport cruises and sails, a Lake Michigan boat cruise is not to be missed.
- Lincoln Park - Named for one of our Illinois’ heroes after his death, Lincoln Park began as a small lakefront park, has evolved to its now venerable 1208 acres along Lake Michigan. Stretching 5 miles along the lakefront from North Avenue to Foster Avenue, Lincoln Park is a destination not to be missed. Established in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is the world's largest free zoo. For over a century, the Lincoln Park Conservatory has been one of the most popular free attractions for plant enthusiasts in Chicago. The collections include the Palm House, The Fern Room, The Orchid Room and The Show House features four season floral displays annually. The opening of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Cannon Drive in 1999 heralded new opportunities to build on the Chicago Academy for Science’s 100 year legacy of scientific inquiry, offering the public much more than dioramas and taxidermied animals. Complete with permanent exhibitions including a Butterfly Haven, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an interactive experience for adults and children alike.
- The Magnificent Mile - Each of the Great Avenues has its own unique features, distinguishing it as a premier commercial center, while all provide visitors, local employees and residents with a world-class urban experience. This experience is the result of seven values: historic setting, spectacular streetscape, innovative architecture, distinctive retail, high-quality fine dining, world-class hotels and premier office space. For example: The Magnificent Mile is rooted in the 1909 Plan of Chicago, Daniel Burnham’s historic vision for a great metropolis and features spectacular gardens along a tree-lined boulevard with some of the world’s most distinctive buildings, both old and new. The retail, dining and hospitality venues are diverse and exciting, and the office space is some of the most highly valued in the world.
- McCormick Place - Located only minutes from the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, McCormick Place is North America's premier convention facility attracting more than 3 million visitors annually. McCormick Place comprises four state-of-the-art buildings. These buildings have a combined total of 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, 1.2 million square feet all on one level, making it the nation's largest convention center.
- Merchandise Mart - The Merchandise Mart is the world’s largest commercial building, wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, The Mart spans two city blocks and rises 25 stories and is epicenter for high design and luxury goods.
- Millennium Park - Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
- Museum of Contemporary Art - Located in the heart of downtown Chicago and one of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.
- Museum of Science and Industry - Converted from the Palace of Fine Arts after the 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.
Navy Pier and Children's Museum - Historic Navy Pier is Chicago's lakefront playground. And it's the Midwest's #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year. There's so much to do in our 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other!
Chicago Children’s Museum was designed to be a place where families are encouraged to create, explore and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts and health.
- Shedd Aquarium - 80 years ago, the recently retired President of Marshall Field and Co. John G. Shedd was inspired by the great endowment of his mentor, the Field Museum of Natural History. Today the Shedd Aquarium connects people to the living world; engage and inspire, entertain and inform.
- The Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower - Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) is a 110 story building in the heart of Chicago’s downtown. Willis Tower is not only one of the tallest buildings in the world, it is also a magnificent icon, impossible to miss within Chicago’s skyline.
- Chicago Sports - Exciting world class professional athletics in amazing venues are what you expect when it comes to Chicago sports.
- Academic Institutions - Located near the hotel are world-class academic institutions and research facilities
- Medical Institutions
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is proud of the legacy of support for local culture. The Fairmont Chicago is the official hotel of the following companies:
- Chicago Sinfonietta - Founded in 1987 in response to the lack of opportunity for minority classical musicians, composers, and soloists, the Chicago Sinfonietta remains as the national model and true trailblazer for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in orchestral music. The vibrant and very real connection between orchestra and audience exudes an undeniable energy and life to each performance, reinforcing the rich culture that exists in Chicago’s communities.
- Grant Park Music Festival - The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only remaining free, outdoor classical music series. Each summer, the Festival is committed to providing free classical music to all of Chicago in its new venue — the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
- Harris Theater for Music and Dance - Endowed by Joan and Irving Harris Foundation, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance’s mission allows the performing arts organizations using the Theater to attract broader, larger, and more diverse audiences, encourage artistic synergy between groups, and increase opportunities to offer educational programs. The Theater serves as a national model of collaboration between the philanthropic community and performing arts organizations.
- Millennium Park Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays - To compliment the Grant Park Music Festival, the Millennium Park Summer Concert Series hosts a variety of other musicians in genres including world music, jazz and blues so that Chicagoans and tourists alike can enjoy free music every day.
- Music of the Baroque - Music of the Baroque occupies a special place in the rich cultural life of Chicago. Long recognized as one of the area’s top classical groups, the ensemble focuses much-deserved attention on repertoire that is often neglected by larger music organizations.
An Unbeatable Location Among Hotels Near Grant Park, Chicago
Sleek, Modern and Ultra-Cool, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park perfectly captures the style and energy of downtown Chicago. Book your reservations at this Grant Park hotel online today for exceptional rates.Top