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  • Out and about in the neighborhood

    Please enjoy these attractions near Swissôtel Chicago. The sights are within a brisk walk of your hotel. They will add joy and discovery to your visit.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Swissotel



    Start your Vitality Walk at the front door of your home in Chicago. You're perfectly located just minutes from the river, the lake, and the best of downtown.

  • Riverwalk



    Ten years old, the spectacular Chicago Riverwalk is often called the city's "Second Lakefront." Experience four distinct "districts" in 1.3-miles. 5 min.

  • Lakeshore East Park



    This award-winning 6-acre green space is towered over by many of Chicago's tallest buildings. It is the city's first free wireless public access park. 5 min.

  • Underground Pedway



    There's a reason why Chicago is known as the "Windy City." The underground Pedway network offers calm long-distance walking entirely underground. 10 min.

  • Millennium Park



    Millennium Park will fascinate you with its myriad of gardens, elevated walkways, and stimulating sculptures, including the wildly popular Cloud Gate. 10 min.

  • The Loop



    Chicago's commercial core and central business district, The Loop isn't only giant office buildings. It's also home to major cultural institutions. 5 min.

  • Chicago Public Library



    The Chicago Public Library was built on the ashes of the great Chicago Fire of 1871. It's now one of the largest public libraries in America. 13 min.

  • Grant Park



    Nicknamed "Chicago's Front Yard," Grant Park sprawls over 320 acres of open space. The park hosts performance and sporting events, harbors, and more. 20 min.

  • Lakefront Trail



    Be sure to walk, run, or bike as much of the 20-mile (32 km) Lakefront Trail as you can, enjoying beaches, harbors, museums, skate parks, and monuments. 14 min.

  • DuSable Harbor


    Harbor / Marina

    If you dream of setting sail toward the Great Lakes horizon, come here to dream at this popular harbor, the closest mooring to downtown Chicago. 13 min.

  • Navy Pier



    Chicago's #1 tourist attraction, this 3,000-foot-long pier was built in 1916 for cargo ships and storage. 80 years later, the pier shifted to pure fun. 20 min.

  • Wolf Point Chicago River



    Wolf Point marks the upstream end of the Riverwalk, where two rivers converge just 1.3 miles from Lake Michigan. This area is rich in Chicago history. 23 min.

  • swissôtel spa and fitness center

    Take your workout to a new level in the Penthouse Fitness Center, with panoramic 42nd-floor views. Boost your energy with an array of Precor cardio and strength-building equipment, and swim in the 45-foot indoor pool. Soothe away tension in the dry sauna or Jacuzzi, or with professional massage and spa treatments.

  • Make Your Own Vitality Guide

    Your hosts at Swissôtel have compiled this collection of local attractions. We'd love to get your feedback. Did you visit these places? Any recommendations? Do you prefer others? Please consider creating your own guide. We'd be delighted to share it in the Swissôtel Vitality Guide Collections. VitalityGuides@gmail.com

  • Tips for directions

    For directions, click on the folded map icon in the lower left of each destination. Type or copy "Swissotel Chicago" for the starting point, then click the "walking man" icon for options. Please ask hotel concierge for recommendations. Minutes listed in posts are approximate walking time direct from Swissôtel.

Swissôtel Vitality Guides

Swissôtel Vitality Guides