Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St., 0.5 miles from the Hyatt Regency Chicago

Millennium Park is located in the Loop, just east of Michigan Avenue. The park is the home of Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean”, Lurie Garden, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the bandshell designed by Frank Gehry. In the summer, the Pavillion is home to the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Grant Park Music Festival. Other highlights of Millennium Park include Crown Fountain, the interactive video sculpture and fountain.

Garfield Park Conservatory

300 North Central Park Ave. (5.0 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” the conservatory occupies approximately two acres inside, where thousands of plant species are on display throughout eight rooms in this magnificent facility. Travel through the conservatory and experience the lush flora and tropical temperatures taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Don’t forget to visit the 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens during the summer!

Buckingham Fountain

301 South Columbus Dr. (1.3 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Chicago’s landmark is considered one of America’s finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze sculpture and innovative use of technology.

John Hancock Observatory, 360 Chicago

875 N Michigan Ave. (0.9 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Conveniently located along Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile ®, 360 CHICAGO soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s majestic skyline to offer visitors the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and four neighboring states. Add to that TILT – Chicago’s highest moving experience, our interactive technologies, the enticing 94th floor café ‘The Architect’s Corner Café and Bar’ and you have 360° of all-around entertainment!

Willis Tower (Skydeck)

233 S Wacker Dr. (1.5 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Open daily offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street (0.4 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Built in 1897 as the city’s original public library, this huge building houses the Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center, as well as a gift shop, galleries, and a concert hall. Designed by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge—the team behind the Art Institute of Chicago—it’s a palatial affair notable for its Carrara marble, mosaics, gold leaf, and the world’s largest Tiffany glass dome.

Chicago Riverwalk

E Upper Wacker Dr (0.1 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the Chicago River. It spans from Lake Shore Drive to Franklin Street. Called the city’s ‘Second Lakefront,’ the Riverwalk contains restaurants, seating, boat rentals, and other activities.

Robie House

5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. (8.9 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous Robie House, designed for businessman Frederick C. Robie between 1908 and 1910, has been a National Historic Landmark since 1963. The structure is often cited as the best example of the Prairie style. Visitors can experience the Prairie style firsthand through a variety of tours available from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Harold Washington Library

400 S State St. (1.5 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Located in the South Loop, Harold Washington Library Center is Chicago Public Library’s main library. Check out all nine floors. Some highlights include the Maker Lab, featuring 3D printers, laser cutters and more is on the 3rd floor, an indoor garden on the 9th floor, and one of a kind art throughout the library. Classes and author events take place throughout the year. Some events require advance reservations, so be sure to check out their calendar for more information: