The meeting may be the main attraction, but be sure to pencil in some time to explore Chicago off-the-clock – from team bonding at a raucous comedy club to rallying the troops at Soldier Field.

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While a meeting or convention is what brings you to Chicago, be sure to pencil in some time to explore Chicago off-the-clock. Take some solo sightseeing adventures or choose from team bonding at a raucous comedy club to rallying the troops at Soldier Field. 

Cheer along with the hometown crowd:

  • Visit the historic Wrigley Field to catch the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, which offers private suites, catering for events and team-building activities. 
  • Sit courtside at the United Center to watch the Chicago Bulls or pick a spot near the penalty box to watch the Chicago Blackhawks. Or, spring for one of the venue's private lounges, 20-person Club and Penthouse Suites or 40 and 80-person Super Suites.
  • See the Chicago Bears kick off at Soldier Field, which houses indoor and outdoor rental spaces and a Zurich Skyline Suite.
  • Catch a game at Guaranteed Rate Field and cheer on Chicago's other home team — the Chicago White Sox. With an on-site Conference and Learning Center, your post-meeting activity is right outside.

Experience some of Chicago's flourishing art, dance and music offerings:

Make 'em laugh at a famed comedy club:

  • Witness the next Tina Fey or Stephen Colbert at the home of improv theater, The Second City, or check out the Laugh Factory and ComedySportz, both known to showcase the some of the funniest comedians around the U.S.

See the city from new heights:

Green spaces and nature activities:

Team Building Tours:

  • Bobby's Bike Hike offers walking tours around the city and biking trips along the lakefront. There's even a special Bites, Bikes & Brews Tour that includes eating deep-dish pizza and a beer sampling.
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation provides river cruises, field trips, bus trips and architectural walking tours. 
  • Chicago Detours explores the cultural aspects of the city, by offering tours such as a Historic Chicago Pub Crawl Walking Tour and a Chicago Jazz, Blues and Beyond Bus Tour.
  • History On Tap and Chicago Dine-Around tours will be sure to delight foodies and attendees. Both tours combine delicious drinks and eats with an interactive culinary experience. 
  • Engage in a little healthy competition at Windy City Fieldhouse Corporate Events, which offers a variety of team building programs throughout the Chicagoland area and at its 55,000-square-foot venue.


360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 875-8439
Skydeck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 875-9696
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 744-6050
The Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 739-0120
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410
Chicago Detours
Various Locations
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 350-1131
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-4200
United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4000
Soldier Field
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 235-7066
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 462-6300
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2660
Broadway In Chicago
17 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 977-1701
Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago – Bike, Walking, Food Tours & Rentals
540 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 245-9300
Chicago Dine-Around
Various Locations
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 437-3463
Osaka Garden
5900 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 747-2474
Grant Park Rose Gardens
Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 742-4838
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 588-8000
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 443-3800
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 335-1650
Lookingglass Theatre Company
821 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-0665
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-7827
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 755-5100
History On Tap
928 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 456-2529
ROOF on theWit
201 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 239-9502
Windy City Fieldhouse
2367 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 486-7300
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-3992
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
(312) 746-5100
Art Institute of Chicago/Bon Appetit Catering
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3530
201 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 933-4805