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Chicago Sights

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Chicago has unparalleled sophistication, class and style. During your visit, you'll find world-renowned museums, nightlife and music for every style, theater that's home to world-premiere shows, shopping that will sweep you off your feet and a dining scene that has so many accolades it's in a ranking of its own. There is something for every Annual Meeting attendee no matter your taste or budget, with most being fun and family-friendly and located right near the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Chicago.


Family-Friendly Fun

Top Attractions: Extend your Chicago visit or bring your family to see some of Chicago's famous destinations: Navy Pier and its many rides, restaurants, theaters and shops; the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago in the Willis Tower; and Millennium Park featuring "The Bean" Cloud Gate sculpture, Pritzker Pavilion and Crown Fountain. 
Architectural Boat Tour: Take a leisurely yet informative river tour of the famous Chicago skyline. Learn about important architects such as Daniel Burnham, Louis Henry Sullivan, Ludwig Mies Van de Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. Walk away with information on everything from the Great Chicago Fire to unique facts about the Chicago School of Architecture.
Family-Friendly Restaurants: Even the most picky eaters are sure to be satisfied at these fun restaurants with gourmet children's menus! Check out Little Goat diner, run by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, or head over to Eleven City diner for classic delicatessen favorites. Visit Uncommon Ground for great dishes made with local ingredients, try some upscale comfort food at Hearty, sample Asian dishes from a restaurant that has its own farm at Big Bowl, and even order a hot dog on a silver platter at Mity Nice.
Museum of Science and Industry: Visit a wide variety of interactive exhibits on a vast range of topics. See the newest exhibit, Science Storms, to learn about powerful weather phenomena. Explore the U-505 submarine, the only German U-boat in the United States, as well as a national memorial to sailors from World War I and II.
Shedd Aquarium: Visit beluga whales, Caribbean creatures and all kinds of colorful fish at the famous Shedd Aquarium. Watch as dolphins leap and twirl in front of a stunning view of Lake Michigan at the Aquatic Show, or check out mysteriously beautiful jellyfish at the Jellies exhibit.
Field Museum: Chicago is known for its world-class museums, and the Field Museum is just one of many. Meet Sue the T-Rex, the most complete T-Rex ever discovered. See Creatures of the Light: Nature's Bioluminescence and experience the magical world of creatures that glow in the dark. Take an exciting 3-D journey and see Titans of the Ice Age, an exploration of what life was like 10,000 years ago when woolly mammoths roamed the Earth, or just discover all of the wonderful permanent exhibits the museum has to offer.
Tour Allure: Not sure where to start? Let a guided tour take you around to see the top sights in Chicago. Tour on foot with walking tours from Chicago Detours, Chicago Savvy Tours, Joyce Walks Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which is also known for its bus and boat tours. Brush up on your photography skills with Chicago Photo Safaris that teach you how to get that perfect shot while still seeing the city. Try out a Segway tour by Absolutely Segway, City Segway Tours, Segway Experience of Chicago and Steve's Segway Tours. Get an extra workout in with a biking tour from Bike and Roll and Bobby's Bike and Hike. If you're more inclined to explore on your own, check out Metrowalkz Self-Guided Walking Tour or the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. Hop On Hop Off Tour that covers miles of famous attractions.
Top Dogs: Try out a classic Chicago culinary delight - the Chicago-style hot dog! Head over to Portillo's to try either a standard or a jumbo dog, or adventure over to Hot Doug's, the "encased meats emporium" where you can try a Chicago-style hot dog for a mere $2 or choose from a wide variety of gourmet sausages. Whatever you do, just don't ask for ketchup!

Good Times for Grown-ups

The Book of Mormon: The incredibly popular Broadway show has just been extended to stay through Oct. 6! Winner of nine Tony awards, the satirical musical is full of catchy songs, dancing and foul language. Tickets to the fun and edgy musical are sure to sell out quickly.
Top Theater: Chicago is known for theater, from big Broadway shows to quirky indie productions. Evita, the Tony-award winning musical is playing at the Ford Oriental Theater through Oct. 6, or head over to the Briar Street Theater to see the Blue Man Group. For something different, check out the Neo-Futurists' signature show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind - a one-hour showcase of 30 extremely brief and always changing plays.
Top Dining: Chicago is about more than just deep-dish pizza and hot dogs. Nearby, visit one of Rick Bayless' famous restaurants, Frontera Grill, XOCO or Topolobampo, or head to the West Loop to try the newest fare at The Girl and the Goat, The Publican, Avec, Moto and Blackbird
Top Nightlife: Head out late and check out some of the trendiest night clubs in Chicago! Enjoy a cocktail at the impressive 25-foot bar at Studio Paris and sit underneath the retractable glass roof that opens to the Chicago skyline. Explore The Underground, a military-themed nightclub often frequented by celebrities and called the "Hottest Night Club" by Entertainment Weekly. Or stop by local Chicago favorites such as Bull & Bear, Hubbard Inn and Gilt Bar.
Craft Brews: Chicago's craft beer scene is exploding with interesting and unique brews. Head over to Public House or Haymarket Pub and Brewery for some seriously good eats and extensive beer menus. Look for local favorites on the menu by Half Acre Beer Company, Revolution Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing Company, Metropolitan Brewing and Argus Brewery.
Cocktail Couture: Check out the city's vibrant craft cocktail scene by sampling specialty cocktails at Sepia, The Violet Hour, Sable and Barrelhouse Flat. Indulge at The Drawing Room, named "Cocktail Lounge of the Year" by Nightclub & Bar Magazine. Drink a work of art at the Aviary, an innovative cocktail bar featuring 23 different flavors of ice! Celebrate at Pops for Champagne, which boasts nearly 200 sparkling wines, or check out swanky hotel bars such as the Pump Room at the PUBLIC hotel, The Lounge at the JW Marriott or Rebar at the Trump International.
International Museum of Surgical Science: See an off-the-beaten-path attraction and spend some time exploring the many interesting and strange exhibits at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Housed in four-story mansion on Lake Shore Drive, browse through floors of medical artifacts and exhibits showing the milestones that have shaped surgical science. Check out a rare working iron lung, learn about the birth of orthopedics or study medical imaging throughout history.
Top Shopping: Visit the Magnificent Mile, known for great architecture and high-end shopping. Stop by State Street for shops at every price point. Head out to one of Chicago's neighborhoods such as Wicker Park or Lincoln Park to explore unique local boutiques.
Close By: Only a few city blocks away from the Hyatt, stop into the Chicago Cultural Center, the city's first library. Check out the elaborate mosaic walls and the world's largest Tiffany glass domes in addition to frequent local art installations.
Billy Goat Tavern: A short distance away from the hotel underneath the city streets is the well-known Billy Goat Tavern - hangout of famous Chicago journalists and writers. The Billy Goat Tavern was made famous on Saturday Night Live in a skit featuring Bill Murray and John Belushi. Stop in to have a "cheezborger" and see the legendary place for yourself!

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