Places to Visit in Chicago
Explore Chicago's most historic, iconic, and exciting attractions during your upcoming stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – Oak Brook hotel! Located just minutes from the Hinsdale Metra Station, our comfortable and convenient Oak Brook hotel offers easy access to Chicago's most famous landmarks. During your stay, feel at home in your upscale guest room, unwind with a local beer at Foxes Sports Bar and Grille, and enjoy the best of Chicago from our quiet and welcoming Oak Brook hotel. Book your stay today and start planning your Chicago sightseeing itinerary!
Chicago's Year-Round Lakefront Carnival
Chicago's Lakefront Carnival
Come play at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier! With weekly summer firework displays, the historic Ferris wheel, an IMAX theatre, phenomenal restaurants, and tons of kid-friendly activities, this vibrant landmark guarantees a fun-filled day for the entire family!
Don't Miss: Cold beer and live music on a sunny summer day at Navy Pier's picturesque, lakefront beer garden!
Welcome to the Skydeck
Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is a true landmark in the magnificent Chicago skyline. Standing at 1,451 feet tall, Willis Tower is Chicago's tallest building and remains a top destination for visitors from around the world. Make the long journey up to the top, take in sweeping views of the city, and witness the splendor of the Windy City!
Don't Miss: The chance to take a selfie on The Ledge, the Skydeck's unique glass enclosure above Chicago's spectacular skyline!
A Picturesque Urban Escape
With ice skating in the winter months, water activities during the summer, and beautiful city views all year round, Millennium Park provides countless opportunities for fun throughout the year! Take a picture in front of The Bean, stroll through the gardens, and relax alongside the magnificent Chicago Skyline.
Don't Miss: Free symphony, rock, blues, and world music performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on most summer evenings.
John Hancock Building
Spectacular Views from the Signature Room
And the Sky High Signature Room
This historic Chicago landmark stands tall in the middle of the Magnificent Mile. During your visit to the John Hancock Building, take the journey to the top and make time for romance at the Signature Lounge at the 96th Floor. Boasting the most beautiful views in the city, the restaurant and bar provide a picturesque location for an unforgettable evening of dinner and drinks.
Don't Miss: The tables along the window. It's worth the wait, we promise.
An Iconic Photo Opportunity
Take in the beauty and splendor of Chicago's Buckingham Fountain during your upcoming visit to Oak Brook. Located in Grant Park, this breathtaking landmark offers spectacular views of the skyline and picturesque lakefront. Beware: Buckingham Fountain shoots water 150 feet into the air, and you may be at risk of refreshing mist on a windy summer day!
Don't Miss: Buckingham Fountain's beautiful light displays throughout the summer.
Water Tower Place
Located on Chicago's iconic Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is a favorite destination for shopping enthusiasts. Water Tower Place features hundreds of upscale retailers and dozens of dining options too! See what savings grace the halls by visiting the iconic mall on your next trip!
Don't Miss: The world-famous lights and decorations during the holiday season.
The Field Museum
4.5 Billion Years of History and Counting
4 Billion Years of History & Counting
See Sue the T-Rex, learn about the rich culture of ancient Egypt, and take a stroll through the gorgeous Hall of Jades during your trip to the Field Museum of Natural History. Located along the spectacular Chicago lakefront, the world-famous museum offers an enlightening look into the world as we know it. Whether you're exploring the world's microscopic habitats or delving into the spiritual traditions of the South Pacific, you'll enjoy a full day of educational fun!
Don't Miss: The Field Museum's rotating exhibits. From Viking traditions to Haitian voodoo to the history of the tattoo, the museum's rotating exhibits never disappoint!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Put on your Cubby Blue, hop on the Red Line, and cheer on the Chicago Cubs at the historic Wrigley Field! Built in 1914, the red brick and ivy of the friendly confines has hosted countless baseball games, hundreds of NFL games, and a variety of unforgettable summer concerts. During your next visit to Oak Brook, head to Wrigleyville and cheer on the beloved Chicago Cubs!
Don't Miss: The quintessential Chicago experience when you enjoy a hot dog and an Old Style in the Wrigley bleachers.
A Zoo, Lagoon, and More!
Enjoy over 1,200 acres of picturesque trails, urban beaches, and fantastic museums when you head to Lincoln Park! Located along the lakefront on Chicago's north side, Lincoln Park features a free public zoo, over a dozen historic sculptures, a gorgeous conservatory, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Don't Miss: A festive nighttime stroll through Lincoln Park during the annual ZooLights festival.
Get Some Dim Sum
Hop on the Red Line towards Cermak for an exciting day in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood! Treat yourself to phenomenal Chinese barbecue at MingHin, take a stroll down the vibrant Wentworth Ave, or do some karaoke at Sakrua. However you decide to spend your time in Chinatown, be sure to come hungry!
Don't Miss: The pan fried pork buns with preserved vegetables from the Cai dim sum menu.
Chicago Lakefront Trail
Experience Chicago Like a Local
Nothing says summer in Chicago quite like an afternoon on the Chicago Lakefront Trail! With over 18 miles of running trails, bike paths, and beautiful beaches, the Chicago Lakefront provides endless fun for the entire city. Pack your running shoes, sunscreen, and bathing suit and enjoy the Chicago summer like a local!
Don't Miss: Divvy bicycle rentals for a convenient and relaxing lakefront ride.
Chicago Architecture Tour
Experience Chicago. On a Boat.
Learn about Chicago's iconic architecture and historic landmarks from the comfort of a double-decker boat! Sign up for an enjoyable and informative architectural tour that snakes along the Chicago River and takes you out on the magnificent Lake Michigan.
Don't Miss: The opportunity to wine and dine on the Chicago Riverwalk after your educational boat cruise.
Our Oak Brook Hotel
Just Minutes from Iconic Chicago Landmarks
Minutes from Chicago Landmarks
Enjoy comfortable and quiet accommodations when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – Oak Brook hotel! Hitch a ride on our convenient and free shuttle to the train station, explore Chicago's most iconic landmarks, and kick back in style in your spacious Oak Brook hotel room. Book your room today to experience the perfect balance of big city sight-seeing and the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Oak Brook!