If your idea of a great vacation means exploring a vibrant urban environment and visiting some of the top cultural institutions in the country, then it's time for a trip to Chicago, Illinois. From the expansive lawns and monumental public art of Millennium Park to the family-friendly rides and festive atmosphere at Navy Pier, the Windy City on the shores of Lake Michigan is a vacation destination that could never disappoint.
Arie Crown Theater
Chicago's Arie Crown Theater is a 4,249-seat venue located inside the McCormick Place Convention Center. It regularly attracts big-name acts and hosts major events, so if you're looking at hotels near Arie Crown Theater, be sure to check out its schedule. Past performers there have included such names as The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as speakers John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. A setting on Lake Shore Drive, two and a half miles south of downtown Chicago, means that hotels close to Arie Crown Theater are convenient for seeing many of the city's other great sights. Just north of the theater, and within easy reach of almost every hotel in Chicago, you'll find the Shedd Aquarium, where species inhabiting the Great Lakes are showcased alongside those of the tropics and beyond. See the stars at the adjacent Adler Planetarium, the oldest such institution in the Western Hemisphere. Also nearby is the Field Museum, one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Its star attraction is Sue, the most complete T. rex fossil ever discovered. Major events held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, including the long-running Chicago Auto Show in February, are another reason to choose hotels cheap hotels near Arie Crown Theater.
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