Exploredana 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.
now - nov 13
Belgian artist Rene Magritte is featured at the Art Institute in this one-of-a-kind exhibit, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938 and features works that make "everyday objects shriek aloud". The exhibit features over 100 paintings, collages, drawings and more. Pure joy for those who love the masters.
Explore the museum and mix and mingle at the Art Institute After Dark Party. You'll enjoy complimentary appetizers and cash bar plus live music and DJ's. Event starts at 9pm.
Savor a Night of Bubbles in one of the city's most stunning settings - the Great Hall at Union Station. Taste over 100 sparkling wines from around the world and take a 20 minute crash course from the experts. Tickets are available for a day or night event.
nov 20 - 29
Who doesn't love a little Dr. Seuss around the holidays? Fans young and old will race to see How The Grinch Stole Christmas playing for a limited time at the Chicago Theatre.
nov 21 - dec 24
Step back in time at theis local favorite when Daley Plaza transforms into a German festival full of European tradition and flair at Christkindlmarket. Browse the hundreds of handmade ornaments and other specialty items while you soak in the european culture of Christmas.
Chicago doesn't get much more magnificent than the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, this is a must see after a long day of shopping the avenue.
nov 22 - 23, dec 13 - 14
If you are looking for gifts that are a bit out-of-the-ordinary, the Randolph Street Holiday Market never disappoints. Find yourself amongst an array of smartly priced antique, vintage and modern items - you're sure to find something for that secial someone.
There are hundreds of wonderful places to share your Thanksgiving feast in Chicago, but our favorite is right here at dana - at freestyle food drink. freestyle is featuring a delectable 3 course friendsgiving meal, plus a complimentary glass of champaign. See their website for the full Thanksgiving menu.
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
- Magnificent Mile
- State Street
- Water Tower Place
- North Beach
- Oak Street