Hotel for Spring Activities in Downtown Chicago
Chicago tends to earn its springtime, which only makes the vernal reawakening all the sweeter to experience. And there’s simply no sweeter place to experience the season than Hotel Chicago, your Autograph Collection accommodations in the downtown area’s exciting River North district.
Calling one of our boutique guestrooms or suites your Windy City home-away-from-home, you’ll have the best of spring at your fingertips. Here are just a few ideas for celebrating the longer days and warmer temperatures on a stay with us!
Take in the Spring Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory
Celebrate the seasonal bloom in style at the Garfield Park Conservancy, which has been delighting the senses of visitors for more than a century. This year’s Spring Flower Show at the venerable botanical wonderland is themed Knock Knock, and will playfully combine profusions of tulips, daffodils, hydrangeas, and other flowers with hanging doors and knock-knock jokes on offer in the Show House. This springtime bonanza will be underway through May 8th—don’t miss it!
Take in Chicago’s World-Famous St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and there aren’t many destinations in the world that can compete with Chicago when it comes to marking the occasion. As a guest of ours here at Hotel Chicago, you’ll be a mere hop, skip, and a jump from the 67th Annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeding along Columbus Drive—and, of course, steps away from the Chicago River that, in a decades-long tradition, turns an Emerald Isle green for the holiday. The St. Paddy’s Day bonanza goes down in Downtown Chicago on March 12th, with the equally vigorous Northwest Side and South Side parades stepping out the following day.
Go Museum- (and Aquarium-) Hopping
If the spring weather is a little wintrier or wetter than you’d like, never fear: Chicago’s prodigious indoor attractions have you covered for those drearier, clammier days. From the Field Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Science and Industry to The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Chicago History Museum, you’re spoiled for choices when it comes to world-class museums to explore. And then there’s the incredible Shedd Aquarium, with its fabulous sea life on display—an all-ages kind of attraction, without a doubt.
Take a River Cruise of Downtown Chicago’s Architecture
The Chicago cityscape is a sight to behold, and as winter’s ice recedes you’ve again got the unbeatable option of soaking its glories up from the water. Among a number of choices, the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center’s River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is a surefire way to dazzle your eyes and deepen your appreciation of this world-class city’s history, courtesy of guided looks at more than 50 buildings fronting the Chicago River.
Enjoy the Best in Chicago Hospitality This Spring
Come join us for springtime in Chicago! We’ll shower you with the pinnacle of boutique luxury hospitality here at our Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection hotel in River North’s Marina City complex.