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Chicago Tour: The Loop

Celebrate the arts in this downtown neighborhood.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1.7 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  The downtown track of Chicago’s ‘L’ train encompasses most of the neighborhood known as the Loop. Home to some of Chicago’s most... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Hop On Hop Off Tour

Experience downtown at your own pace with Chicago’s Hop On Hop Off Tours. Tours leave from 14 downtown locations every 20-30 minutes. Visitors can buy tickets at various locations, including the Park Shop below the Bean in Millennium Park or online.

Address:
Park Shop, 11 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60611
United States

Phone:
(773) 648-5000

Theater patrons choose Trattoria No. 10 not only for its proximity to the theater district, but also for its fresh, classic Italian cuisine. Try the signature ravioli, made in-house, as an appetizer or an entrée. Present your Goodman Theater ticket stub and receive a complimentary dessert.

Address:
10 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL, 60601
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Several distinguished stages make up the Loop’s theater district. Goodman, Chicago’s oldest and largest nonprofit theater, has entertained locals and visitors for more than 80 years. Catch a production in Goodman’s landmark building. Check the website for upcoming performances.

Address:
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL, 60601
United States

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4. Macy’s on State

Identified as a National Historic Landmark, Macy’s on State occupies the extraordinary Marshal Field & Company Building. Shopping is a grand experience here. Don’t forget to go to the fifth floor and look up—you’ll be dazzled by the magnificent Tiffany Favrile glass ceiling.

Address:
111 N. State St.
Chicago, IL, 60602
United States

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5. Pastoral

Specializing in artisanal cheese, bread, and wine, Pastoral is a neighborhood favorite. Its sandwiches, made with crusty bread from beloved Bennison’s Bakery and stacked with top-quality meats and cheeses, are some of the best in the city. On a fine day, consider ordering a Pastoral picnic, or just walk out with a beautiful washed rind “Hooligan” ... More

Located in the Loop, the Chicago Cultural Center is known for both its impressive architecture and its free programming, which includes more than 1,000 events each year. The building, originally constructed in 1897 to house the Chicago Public Library, is a Neoclassical structure featuring Carrara marble, colorful mosaics, gilded coffered ceilings,... More

A stone's throw from Millennium Park, the Gage is a gastropub specializing in faithful but wholly unique reinterpretations of comfort food and classic pub grub. Housed in three Chicago School buildings that date from 1890, the two-level space incorporates tin ceilings, old factory windows, and subway tiles. Fish and chips are big with the lunch... More

With more than 260,000 works of art ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, the Art Institute is home to some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces. But don’t rush inside without viewing one of its most famous sculptures at the entranceway—the North and South Lions. Designed by Edward Kemeys, the lions have stood guard since 1894; the... More