With dozens of impressive museums boasting collections of historic and modern artifacts, a multitude of enthralling landmarks, fascinating architecture, decadent food, glamorous shopping boutiques, and dazzling entertainment, it’s no wonder Chicago is the nation’s third largest city, and one of the most popular! Shopping in Chicago isn’t for the lighthearted – it’s serious business in a city with upscale stores and luxury retailers lining the Magnificent Mile, so it’s a good thing you’ll have a $500 Bloomingdale’s gift card to get you on your way! Or take on the town by seeing your favorite theater show, musical production, sporting event or concert!

You’ll find that the Park Hyatt is the perfect place to stay in the city, with its ideal setting within the prestigious Magnificent Mile in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood, and its ambiance of sophisticated luxury. This is the place to experience the art of fine living, with a staff dedicated to ensuring your stay is nothing less than remarkable.

There are so many opportunities for fun, so many places to explore, and so many sights to see in the Windy City! You may be tempted to splurge in one (or several) of the stores along the Magnificent Mile, but be sure to save some energy for a shopping spree in Bloomingdale’s, where you can luxuriate in your favorite designers’ masterpieces, the hottest trends, and classic accessories. Bloomingdale’s is committed to leading the way with exclusive merchandise and customized services, so get ready to shop, shop, shop! Or you can catch the thrill of a live entertainment show, musical, concert or sporting event – it’s completely up to you!

Regardless of what you decide to do, be sure to make time to hit the streets, where you’ll find entertainment, interest, inspiration and architecture on every corner! Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, where he spent 20 years of his career developing his architectural philosophy, is the perfect place to take an architecture tour. If you prefer the inspiration of museums, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago feature thousands of pieces from around the world to inspire you, from ancient to modern and African to Byzantine works pieces, and sculpture to photography. Explore Chicago and America’s pasts at the Chicago History Museum, or wander outside through the Garfield Park Conservatory, along the city’s beaches, and Millennium Park. While you’re there, don’t forget to take the obligatory “bean” picture in front of what’s formally known as Cloud Gate!

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