This cosmopolitan destination is full of options to enjoy the outdoors, especially during the summer and early fall with spaces for events, inspiring architecture, breathtaking views and a wide and delicious gastronomic offer. In the surroundings of The Peninsula Chicago, which is located right in the heart of the city, known by locals as the "Magnificent Mile" you will find activities for all tastes and for the whole family.
Perfect for a stroll through the iconic park located south of The Peninsula Chicago in The Loop neighborhood, Millennium Park is a sprawling area with incredible architecture and activities to enjoy, as well as taking photos at the iconic Cloud Gate, also known as like The Bean, or cool off in the Crown interactive fountain.
In addition, during the summer you can enjoy concerts or movies in the open air at the Pritzker Pavilion, and for the little ones, there is Maggie Daley Park, an area designed for children to live moments full of fun with the climbing wall , skating rink, and play structures.
Like the locals, The Peninsula Chicago knows that there is nothing better than a walk along the river, which is lined with restaurants and shops that include unique dining experiences in the city, from award-winning restaurants, specialty cocktail bars, historic bars and more than 65 craft breweries, as well as an unrivaled landscape of skyscrapers
For those who enjoy vacations with a twist of adventure, kayaks and paddle boards are also available for rental, plus a public art exhibit to admire along the way.
Boat ride on "The Lake"
During the summer, there are many options in Lake Michigan and to marvel at the Chicago skyline, whether it is for an immersive experience of Chicago architecture or to see the city from another perspective, the boats and their private experiences are the ideal option for a historical tour, either for an afternoon or even a full day.
To continue enjoying the “Windy City”, visitors can find many walking tours. Chicago is a very walkable city with many places of interest to explore around The Peninsula Chicago. From food walking tours highlighting local and international cuisine, to cultural walking tours of your neighborhoods.
Chicago is a city recognized for its cultural offerings with more than 60 museums, in addition to the Museum Campus, which houses The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, which has 300,000 pieces in its permanent collection; which is why The Peninsula Chicago offers a self-guided art walking tour so that guests can make the most of their time, which guests can learn about with the hotel concierge.
Although a sandy beach isn't the first thing you think of when you think of Chicago, just a 15-minute walk from The Peninsula Chicago is Oak Street Beach along North DuSable Lake Shore Drive, a beach complete with a temporary restaurant and a walking or biking trail along the lake, as well as volleyball courts.
With more than 600 outdoor areas, traveling to Chicago is getting to know the city that will envelop its visitors in the rhythm of jazz and its varied list of impotent places, which is why during this summer season, The Peninsula Chicago welcomes guests to experience the best in Midwestern luxury and hospitality. From celebrating the launch of The Peninsula Hotels new wellness program with new plant-based menus, ceremonial bath rituals, to rooftop cocktails overlooking the city skyline and luxury suites with unparalleled views, it doesn't get better. place to spend summer days, and nights, than at The Peninsula Chicago.