Explore downtown Chicago attractions right outside our hotel

If you’re in Chicago for vacation, you’ll find almost every major attraction in downtown close to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Embark on a shopping spree along the Magnificent Mile, take a boat tour on the Chicago River, ride the iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, or simply look at the amazing cityscape from the Willis Tower Skydeck. And don’t forget to take a photo of yourself at Millennium Park in front of the famous “Bean.” Our well-equipped hotel rooms and suites will be waiting for you once you’re finished exploring. At the end of your trip, you can make the drive to O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway International Airport (MDW), both less than 20 miles from the hotel.

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Shedd Aquarium

1.33 mi / 2.15 km from the hotel
Explore the waters of the world and see more than 25,000 amazing animals, including beluga whales, sea turtles, penguins, sharks, dolphins, and seahorses.

The Field Museum

1.4 mi / 2.26 km from the hotel
With an international reputation for excellence, this natural history museum is a Chicago treasure, featuring exhibits that range from dinosaur skeletons to ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Art Institute of Chicago

0.49 mi / 0.79 km from the hotel
Join the more than 1.5 million visitors who annually stream into these halls to see ancient sculptures, medieval weaponry, and rooftop gardens filled with modern art. You can also admire classic works by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Renoir.

Chicago Lakefront Trail

0.7 mi / 1.12 km from the hotel
Walk, run, bike, or rollerblade along this beautiful 18-mile stretch around the shoreline of Lake Michigan, and take in some of Chicago’s best neighborhoods.
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Grant Park

0.26 mi / 0.42 km from the hotel
Known as “Chicago’s Front Yard,” Grant Park is home to the famed Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, Millennium Park, and Buckingham Fountain. The park also hosts Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, each summer.

Millennium Park

0.32 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
Indulge your senses in a park full of exceptional works of art, including Frank Gehry’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Anish Kapoor’s sublime Cloud Gate sculpture that’s also known as “The Bean.”
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North Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile)

4.82 mi / 7.76 km from the hotel
Shop till you drop on this ultimate shopping avenue that’s home to the cosmopolitan Magnificent Mile with its chic boutiques and mega-malls.
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Wrigley Field

4.6 mi / 7.41 km from the hotel
Famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls, Wrigley Field accommodates more than 41,000 Cubs fans for home games during baseball season. The hundred-year-old park is also known for its unusual wind patterns that help and hinder home runs.

Navy Pier

0.75 mi / 1.21 km from the hotel
A Chicago-area favorite, the 3,300-foot-long Navy Pier is home to the Chicago Children’s Museum, an IMAX theater, a carousel, and a nearly 200-foot Ferris wheel. Take a sightseeing cruise on the lake while you’re there.