Chicago, Illinois Area Attractions and Things To Do
Visitors to the Chicago, Illinois area can pick and choose among a multitude of fun things to do for both adults and children. Enjoy everything from Navy Pier Chicago (home of the Chicago Children’s Museum) to the Sears Tower Skydeck to the Field Museum of Natural History. There’s more to explore from our Rosemont, Illinois hotel near Schaumburg and below you’ll find additional enticing suggestions.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located just across the street from our hotel, is one of the largest exhibit halls in the nation, offering a total of 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space. The Convention Center features six event halls and space for up to 3,566 booths. Stay at our hotel and enjoy easy access to the Convention Center. Learn more about the Facilities & Upcoming Events.
O'Hare Airport. Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is one of America's best-connected airports and is the second busiest airport in both the United States and the world. Growing air service to the Chicago market is a top priority for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). About 50 passenger carriers operate at O’Hare, providing nonstop service to 200 destinations around the world. O’Hare is a major hub for both United Airlines and American Airlines, making it the only “true” dual hub airport in the nation.
Rosemont Theatre. Enjoy Broadway musicals (“Cats”), live concerts (Duran Duran, Johnny Mathis) and fun family shows (Playhouse Disney Live!) at the 4,400-seat Rosemont Theatre. Best of all, the theatre is next door to our upscale Rosemont, Illinois hotel. For more information, visit www.rosemonttheatre.com.
Located just across the street from the hotel is the soon to open Fashion Outlets of Chicago. The new premium outlet mall is set to open on Aug. 1. Anchors opening at the two-level, 530,000 sq. ft. outlet mall include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21. The Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare is also short drive to the Oakbrook Center, Woodfield Shopping Mall, Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue), and Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall.
Entertaining in Rosemont has always been exciting, but soon the town that conventions built will be rockin’ in a whole new way! Located just a few blocks away from the Crowne Plaza O'Hare is Rosemont's newest development, The Park at Rosemont! The Park at Rosemontfeatures lively bars and restaurants with live music, casual dining, bowling, and outdoor patios. A seasonal courtyard in the center of it all is perfect for farmers markets, movies under the stars & ice skating. Located in the heart of the entertainment district.
Muvico.Located directly behind our full-service Rosemont, Illinois hotel, Muvico is the world’s premier movie experience. Relax in plush seats, plus enjoy an upgraded concessions area and upscale full restaurant and bar. Teens will love the newly opened Digital Den. For more information, visit www.muvico.com
Experience Chicagoland's newest world class gaming destination, Rivers Casino. Rivers Casino has over 1,050 of the newest and hottest slots and 48 exciting table games. Located just 1 mile from the Crowne Plaza hotel at 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
•Every 30-minutes during hours of operation
•Additional stop at the Blue Line on River Road.
• Hotel patrons will receive a $10 “comp” upon presentation of their reservation number at the check-in desk at the Casino.[Top]
Shedd Aquarium. Experience the spectacular Shedd Aquarium, the world’s largest indoor aquarium and the first inland aquarium to showcase both freshwater and saltwater fish. Discover the wonders of Oceanarium and a breathtaking re-creation of the Northwest Pacific coastline. For more information, visit www.sheddaquarium.org.
Adler Planetarium. Adler Planetarium is the country’s first planetarium. Discover more than 35,000 square feet of exhibits, including scale models of the solar system, early astronomical instruments and compelling interactive adventures. For more information, visit www.adlerplanetarium.org. [Top]
Allstate Arena. At the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, you can catch top-name bands. Plus, there’s plenty of sports action. Allstate Arena is home to Arena Football’s Chicago Rush and the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves. For more information, visit www.allstatearena.com.
Brookfield Zoo. Located outside of Chicago in Brookfield, Illinois, the Brookfield Zoo is known for its wide array of animals, birds and amphibians. Discover everything from Western Lowland Gorillas, Alaskan Brown Bears and California Seal Lions to Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Andean Condors and Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats. For more information, visit www.czs.org [Top]
The Magnificent Mile - Michigan Avenue. Visit Chicago’s Magnificent Mile (aka North Michigan Avenue) where you’ll encounter an experience like no other. Discover four shopping centers, a bevy of boutiques, world-class restaurants, and awesome entertainment options, including phenomenal live theatre. Every winter, spring, summer and fall, the Magnificent Mile hosts four outstanding outdoor festivals. For more information, visit www.themagnificentmile.com.
Navy Pier Chicago. When it opened in 1916, Navy Pier Chicago was a shipping and recreational facility. Today, this popular destination features a unique collection of restaurants, shops, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, a large IMAX Theater and Crystal Gardens, an extraordinary indoor botanical park. For more information, visit www.navypier.com. [Top]
Willis Tower Skydeck. From the Sears Tower Skydeck, you can see forever-well, at least for 40 to 50 miles. You’ll not only have incredible views of Chicago and other parts of Illinois, but you’ll also be able to catch glimpses of Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Skydeck puts you 1,353 feet above Chicago, making it the highest observatory in the Windy City. For more information, visit www.the-skydeck.com.
Field Museum of Natural History. The Field Museum of Natural History began in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with a focus on art, archaeology, science and history. A dozen years later, it took on its current name to honor Marshall Field, the museum’s first major benefactor and natural sciences enthusiast. For more information, visit www.fieldmuseum.org. [Top]