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Plan the perfect weekend getaway this spring to get outside for an adventure in downtown Chicago.  Take in favorite spring-time fun along the lake shore with magnificent views of the Chicago skyline, explore visit Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History, walk through Grant Park or take in the sweet sound of blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends located across the street.

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Around every corner, adventure awaits at nearby attractions:

Talk Derby to Me

Grab your hats for the Race to the Roses event at 720 South Bar.

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Walk on over to explore the Museum Campus, which is comprised of Shedd Aquarium where you can play with the penguins,   meet T-Rex Sue at the Field Museum of Natural History, or gaze at the stars when you visit Adler Planetarium where just outside you can take a selfie at the best location in the city!

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Buddy Guys Legends -- Chicago Blues

Take in the sounds of the blues at Buddy Guys Legends, located across the street.  View the calendar to see who will be jamming live while you are in town!

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Cruise Lake Michigan + the Chicago River

The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

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Art Installations

Surrounding Hilton Chicago is the Wabash Arts Corridor, regarded as a “living urban canvas” due to its ever growing number of large-scale mural installations and collaborative projects.  Feel inspired as you walk the neighborhood to take in the art, some of which adorns the Hilton Chicago on the west side of the building, featuring large scale images captured by Columbia College students photographing within the hotel…a must see!

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Scenic way to get around town -- Chicago Water Taxi

Take in the sights along the Chicago River as you travel from point A to point B in a Chicago Water Taxi.  Stops are located at Willis Tower and Navy Pier–

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  • Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

The fountain is on and ready for you to make your summer wish!  Buckingham Fountain is a short stroll from the hotel and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon taking in the sunshine of Grant Park and Chicago’s lakefront.

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  • Cloud Gate

Visit Cloud Gate, aka "The Bean"

Take a stroll to see your reflection at Cloud Gate, designed by Anish Kapoor, one of the world’s largest outdoor installations located walking distance from Hilton Chicago. It is made of highly polished stainless steel that reflects the activity and lights of the park and surrounding city Skyline and is a must see on your Chicago trip!

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