Things To Do In Chicago & Local Tips from the Staff at Hotel Allegro
Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. Did you know about Chicago's pride in our neighborhoods? Want the best deep dish pizza in the city? Perhaps you're looking for a live improv comedy show. How do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Allegro helps you make the most of your Chicago stay by sharing our staff's favorite things to do in Chicago.
We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Chicago, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.
Director of Catering
Opened on a cold, wintry Chicago night in 1959 as a small cabaret theater, who’d of thought Second City would be the training grounds for some of the greatest improv comedians of all time?
This city eats, sleeps, and breathes love for its sports teams. The hallowed hardwood of the United Center was once home to the legendary Michael Jordan.
Best view in the city? Look no further than the Signature Lounge on the 96th floor of the John Hancock. I love taking in the lights of the Magnificent Mile while sipping a Manhattan here.
For great craft brews right from the source, I head to Goose Island Brewing’s Wrigleyville location to warm up before hitting the Rink at Wrigley Field.
Front Office Manager
Need a mental health day? Look no further than the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory, the perfect place to clear your head. Admission (and ‘piece of mind’): FREE!
We all know that channeling your inner-Apolo Ohno is fun, but did you also know that ice skating has some great health benefits? Take in the beautiful city skyline, and get your daily workout at Millennium Park.
Nothing says ‘Chicago’ like the blues. Since 1989, Buddy Guy Legends has been known as the premier spot for blues in Chicago. Mr. Guy himself takes the stage for shows on select dates in January!
Got some free time? Check out the world’s largest Tiffany glass dome, or take in a lunchtime mini-concert at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Public Relations Manager
The 900 North Michigan Shops are anchored by an expansive Bloomingdales. Located along the Magnificent Mile, it also features great boutiques like DNA2050 and DEKA for women along with well known brands like Coach, J. Crew, Lululemon Athletica and more.
A collection of mostly local farmers and artisans, the Chicago French Market offers fresh ingredients for cooking, gifting and snacking.
For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Allegro Chicago's concierge at (312) 236-0123.