Exploredana hotel and spa is 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. Our flawlessly executed guest experience makes dana hotel and spa a haven for the luxury jet setter and the selective business traveler.
Music fills the air in Chicago during the summertime, from ongoing events like the Grant Park Music Festival to Thursday Jazz at Millennium Park, or special live concert events like Billy Joel at Wrigley, and Sarah Bereilles at the Chicago Theater, virtually every genre is represented. Chicago also welcomes some of the most remarkable Music Festivals like Pitchfork in July, and of course, Lollapalooza, the first weekend of August.
And whether you prefer the classic venues, or music under the stars at open-air venues like Wrigley, Millennium Park, or Northerly Island, Ticketmaster will have the line on every venue for every genre your heart desires.
Upcoming June/July Events
One of the country's biggest Pride celebrations, the Chicago Pride Parade steps off June 29 and winds it's way through the Lakeview East neighborhood. With over 200 floats and music, it is a can't miss event and a Chicago favorite.
If you haven't witnessed the Chicago 4th of July Fireworks show live, it's a MUST DO. Set at the lakefront, the fireworks light up the Chicago skyline like nothing you have ever seen. And your vantage points are plentiful - Live at Navy Pier, a lakefront cruise, or the lakeshore will give you a birdseye view of the spectacular celebration.
July 11 - July 13
Paintings, sculptures, and jewelry abound at the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival. Located just blocks from dana, stroll the 8 blocks of artwork featuring hundreds of artists. Perhaps you will take home a little something extra.
July 18 - July 20
One of the most anticipated events of the season, Pitchfork brings some of the best of alternative rock, hip-hop and rap to Chicago. It's truly a must see music event.
We all love to spend a relaxing day meandering through beautiful Lincoln Park Zoo . . . but on one Thursday night each month, the zoo goes a little wild and brings you the Zoovies . . . movies at the zoo. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available. Stretch out on the famous South lawn, and enjoy.
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