Holidays in Grant Park

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Chicago’s front yard is a pretty landscaped park, which is home to public art displays, museums, themed gardens and international music festivals.

Grant Park is one of Chicago’s most loved and diverse public parks, with a host of family-friendly attractions and activities. It spreads across 319 acres (129 hectares) between Michigan Avenue and the banks of Lake Michigan. Grant Park is a scenic area blessed with everything from concert venues and museums to public art, statues and well-groomed lawns. Walk along wide tree-lined promenades dissecting the park.

Admire the park’s collection of statues. In the geographical heart is the beautiful Buckingham Fountain, which displays an hourly 20-minute water show from April to late October, with lights and music after dusk. A short walk from here, see a monument of a seated Abraham Lincoln and an equestrian statue of General John Logan. Wander through the different gardens to appreciate geometric designs, colorful rose bushes, orderly flowerbeds and seasonal vegetables.

Visit the park’s southwest corner to see Agora, a display of 106 headless torso sculptures inspired by the layout of a Greek plaza. Watch baseball and softball matches at the diamonds in Hutchinson Field. Enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline from the Lakefront Trail. Ice-skating is possible from November to March at the Skating Ribbon in the Maggie Daley Park area.

Browse exhibits from the 300,000 pieces of global art at the Art Institute of Chicago. To the south, the park incorporates the entertaining attractions of the Museum Campus. Among these are Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Catch an NFL game at Soldier Field, the home stadium of the Chicago Bears.

Time your visit to coincide with a busy schedule of summer cultural events. The Petrillo Music Shell is a stage for regular blues, country, jazz and other concerts. Sample mouthwatering dishes at July’s Taste of Chicago food festival. June’s Chicago Blues Festival and July’s Lollapalooza welcome some of the biggest names in world music.

Grant Park is just a short walk from the Printers Row and Loop – Downtown districts. Get here easily via public buses and the L train from other areas of the city. Restrooms are located throughout the park.

2445 Cheap Hotels Near Grant Park

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
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The price is AU$97 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,853 reviews)
"Nice hotel near to the park"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$166 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in The Loop, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue, and Chicago Riverwalk. Grant Park and Millennium Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,920 reviews)
"The room was beautiful floor to ceiling windows with a beautiful view. The staff was very attentive and texted daily while we were there to make sure we were enjoying our stay and to inquire if we needed anything. Definitely would recommend."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
4 out of 5
660 North State Street, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$163 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in River North, this romantic hotel is steps away from Chinese Consulate and State Street. Michigan Avenue and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,968 reviews)
"Customer service was amazing and around the clock. Great room and overall service."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Eurostars Magnificent Mile
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Top Grant Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$97 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$166 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
4 out of 5
660 North State Street, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$163 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$129 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Congress Plaza Hotel
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$207 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Loews Chicago Hotel
Loews Chicago Hotel
4.5 out of 5
455 North Park Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$195 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Loews Chicago Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
4 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$170 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Riverwalk
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Riverwalk
3 out of 5
66 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$125 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Riverwalk
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
55 E 11th Street, Chicago, IL
The price is AU$124 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
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