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dana hotel and spa is the ultimate luxury boutique located in downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood, known for hosting the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. Apart from the art galleries there is a host of exciting things to do in Chicago, including the Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the US. dana is also near to some of the best restaurants, original and Broadway theater and exciting nightlife. 

Our staff will help direct you to all of the hottest places in Chicago, including restaurants and clubs to make sure your downtown Chicago experience is unique and memorable. 

Upcoming Events

now - march
Ice skating in Millennium Park is a favorite of many of dana's staff. There are few things more amazing than ice skating with the city skyline as a dramatic backdrop. They even offer free ice skating lessons on weekends.
 
now - march
Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon provides an "alpine" skating experience in the heart of the city. There are even places to stop along the way for hot cocoa. No worries if you didn't pack skates, you can rent them in the park.
 
now - ongoing
Looking for something a little bit risque? Get to Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground. It has received rave reviews and was voted "Best Cabaret Show" by The Reader. 
 
now - feb 4
If you want to experience the best of the Chicago culinary scene, Chicago Restaurant Week is the time to do it. You might also consider attending the First Bites Bash on the 21st, it's an eclectic and delicious preview of the week to come. Our very own freestyle food drink will be participating too - yum!
 
feb 13 - feb 14
If you are a lover of classic nudes, take your Valentine to Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt. They bill it as "an unblushing look at nudity" and includes many of the greats. It's at the Art Institute. Does it get more romantic than this?
 
now - feb 21
It's a beautiful thing when an entire musical revolves areound the unparalleled talent of one of the greatest singe songwriters of our time. Beautiful, the Carole King Musical is at the Oriental Theatre through Feb 21.
 
feb 10 - feb 21
The acclaimed Joffrey Ballet presents Bold Moves. Described as an exquisite story of "betrayal, passion, and loss", if you love ballet, book your tickets now. Auditorium Theatre.
 
feb 11 - feb 21
There is no better week in Chicago for the avid theatre-goer than Chicago Theatre Week when over 100 productions all across the city go on sale for as little as $15 - $30 per ticket. Click to find that show you've been dying to see. Plus as a partner of the League of Chicago Theatres, we offer a special overnight rate during this time.
 
feb 26
If Pop Opera is your thing, get to the Chicago Theatre for II Volo Pop Opera Trio. This charismatic threesome has enchanted audiences worldwide and will be featured on PBS during the month of February. 
 
mar 12
It seems everybody in the city of Chicago is Irish on St Patrick's Day - including the river. If you haven't seen it before, get to the Chicago River for the 9am river dying. And of course, the St Patrick's Day Parade starts at noon.
 
april 15
Rihanna hits center stage at the United Center for her Anti World Tour and it promises to be a hit. Get your tickets now to see one of today's biggest musical artists. 

Annual Events in Chicago

  • Taste of Chicago, Summer
  • Chicago Marathon, Fall
  • Lollapalooza, Summer
  • Stylemax, Spring & Fall
  • Bridal Expo
  • Chicago auto show, Winter
  • Air and water show, Summer

Shopping

  • Magnificent Mile
  • State Street
  • Water Tower Place
  • North Beach
  • Oak Street
 
 
Millennium Park
312-742-5222
201 east randolph
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Merchandise Mart
312- 527-4141
350 North Orleans Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Magnificent Mile
312-951-9900
645 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Wrigley Building
800-974-4539
410 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Tribune Tower
312-222-3994
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Navy Pier
312-595-7437
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Loop Financial & Theatre District
24 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Art Institute of Chicago
312-629-6100
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Oak Street Beach
312-742-5121
1000 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Wrigley Field
773-404-2827
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Willis Tower
312-875-9447
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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McCormick Place Convention Center
312-225-3899
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
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Grant Park
312-742-7648
337 E Randolph Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7403
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Oak Street
312-747-2474
Proviso
Chicago, Illinois
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Water Tower Place
312-951-2299
835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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John Hancock Building
312-751-3681
875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Soldier Field
312-235-7000
Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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The Field Museum
312-922-9410
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois
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Museum of Science and Industry
773-684-1414
1 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Shedd Aquarium
312-939-2438
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Lincoln Park Zoo
312-742-2000
2200 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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North Beach
312-266-7842
1 1551 North Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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American Girl Store
877-247-5223
835 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
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United Center
312-455-4500
1901 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
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