Tours

Join Choose Chicago for a hotel or special event venue tour on Sunday, January 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. These exciting site visits will show you the world-class facilities Chicago boasts, making it the No. 1 destination for meeting professionals.

We'll also be offering a thrilling City Tour on Sunday, January 11 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. We'll explore our sublime skyline on Lake Shore Drive and show you the footprint of Museum Campus and McCormick Place.

Want a closer look at one of the largest and most customer-friendly convention centers in the world? Take our McCormick Place Tour on Sunday, January 11 (8:45 a.m. -10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon) or Wednesday, January 14 (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.).

Stay an extra day and see what Chicago has to offer beyond downtown! Join us overnight in Rosemont, where you'll experience world-class dining, comfortable accommodations and the new MB Financial Park, Wednesday, January 14.

Transportation will be provided from the 5 Host Hotels: Hilton Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, and Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Each bulleted tour has two routes. The rest are one route, as indicated.

Route 1 tour pick-ups: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sheraton Chicago

Route 2 tour pick-ups: Hilton Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Renaissance Blackstone 

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LARGE CONVENTION HOTELS TOUR - TOUR CLOSED

Palmer House

See the hotels synonymous with all things Chicago - these are the pillar hotels for our citywide conventions. You'll visit the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sheraton Chicago, Hilton Chicago, Palmer House Hilton (pictured), Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Get a glimpse at our dedicated busway as you cruise through the heart of the city to tour these renowned properties.     

Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

 Hyatt PCMA logo NEW Starwood PCMA logo

 


LUXURY HOTELS TOUR - TOUR CLOSED

Waldorf Astoria PCMA

Chicago provides some of the finest hotels in the country. These hotels offer luxurious amenities, incomparable hospitality, and world-class facilities. Tour includes Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Langham Chicago, The Park Hyatt Chicago, The Peninsula Chicago, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago (pictured) will be pleased to welcome you.     

Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
 

 Four Seasons PCMA sponsor logo Hyatt PCMA logo NEW The Peninsula PCMA sponsor logo The Ritz Carlton PCMA sponsor logo

 


NEW HOTELS TOUR - TOUR CLOSED

Thompson Chicago

Chicago's ever-expanding hotel industry can be hard to keep up with, as new properties seem to sprout up on a regular basis. We've selected some of our newest hotels - Godfrey Hotel Chicago, JW Marriott Chicago, Loews Chicago Hotel, Hotel Palomar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Thompson Hotel Chicago (pictured), and The Virgin Hotel Chicago, - to show you why Chicago is a leading destination featuring the hottest hotel brands.     

Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
 

Kimpton corporate PCMA sponsor logo Radisson Blu PCMA Thompson Chicago PCMA logo

 


CULTURAL SPECIAL EVENT VENUES - TOUR CLOSED

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago's cultural attractions are seemingly endless, and many of them double as unforgettable special event venues. Chicago is home to America's first planetarium, the Adler Planetarium; the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, The Field Museum; one of the nation's largest indoor aquariums, Shedd Aquarium; the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center; and the number one museum in the world as recognized by TripAdvisor's 2014 Readers' Choice Awards, The Art Institute of Chicago (pictured).

You'll see them all on our Cultural Special Event Venues tour!

Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
 

The Field Museum PCMA  Shedd Aquarium PCMA

 


SPECIAL EVENT VENUES - WEST LOOP - TOUR CLOSED

Chicago Illuminating Company

Chicago's West Loop is one of the city's fastest growing neighborhoods, with a slew of chic, modern, high-class restaurants and event venues replacing spaces previously occupied by factories, wholesale markets and warehouses. Venture to 19 East (formerly Chicago Illuminating Company, pictured), City Winery, Ignite Studios, Redmoon, Revel Downtown, and Venue One on this excursion.    

Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
 

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CITY TOUR - TOUR CLOSED

Museum Campus

Cruise Lake Shore Drive, one of the most beautiful vistas of the city's skyline and magnificent Lake Michigan, and some of Chicago's most popular thoroughfares on this bus tour. You'll tour the Museum Campus and get a look at our world-renowned cultural institutions. Venture south to McCormick Place's campus and get a closer look at one of the world's largest and most customer-friendly convention centers.

Sunday, January 11
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


MCCORMICK PLACE CAMPUS TOUR - TOUR CLOSED

McCormick Place West Building

McCormick Place is North America's largest convention center with more than 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Grab your walking shoes and explore the campus with special access to many key areas that make the convention center tick. Highlights include the South Exhibit Hall A; The Lakeside Center, which includes the 4,267-seat Arie Crown Theater; and the West Building Farm-to-Form Rooftop Garden.​

You'll also learn about the 10,000-seat Events Center and Marriott Marquis soon to be built adjacent to McCormick Place, scheduled for completion in Spring/Summer 2017.

Sunday, January 11
Tour 1 - 8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Tour 2 - 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Wednesday, January 14
Tour 1 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tour 2 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

McCormick Place

 


ROSEMONT POST-FAM TOUR

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Wednesday, January 14 - Thursday, January 15
Departure (Wednesday): 1:30 p.m. from McCormick Place

Plan to stay an extra day to find out why savvy planners prefer Rosemont perfect for small to midsize shows, board retreats and showcase events with a complimentary VIP package at the  Hyatt Regency.  Rosemont offers expansive exhibition space, world class shopping, five star restaurants, and entertainment district all conveniently located minutes from O'Hare Airport.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1:30-1:45 PM  - Buses begin boarding at McCormick Place

2:30 PM - Arrive in Rosemont at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare for VIP check-in.

3:30-3:50 PM- Tour the Hyatt Regency O'Hare; cutting edge design, innovative space and stylish guest rooms. 

4:00-4:45 PM - Tour the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center's multi-million dollar renovations, latest and most sophisticated technology, catering and event planners services.

4:45-5:15 PM - Tour Rosemont's entertainment district with live entertainment, sumptuous dining options, luxury shopping at Fashion Outlets (MAPIC awarded 2014 Best Factory Outlet in the World)

5:15-7:30 PM - Enjoy an affair to remember at the Sugar Factory American Brasserie with private dining, goodie bags and custom cake.  Find out why celebrities, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, Life & Style LOVE the sugar factory experience.

7:30-? - Unwind and enjoy shopping at Chicago Fashion Outlets or after dinner drinks and laughs at Zanies Comedy Club, Toby Keith's Bar and Grill, Kings Lanes, Hofbrauhaus, Big Ten, Fogo De Chao, Five Roses Bu or Adobe Gila's all centered around MB Financial Park's entertainment district.

Complimentary Shuttle back to hotel at your request.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

8:00 -10:00 AM - Savor a leisurely breakfast at the Hyatt. Tours of Rosemont area hotels and the Donald E. Stephens convention center available upon request.

Free shuttles to and from O'Hare airport, Fashion Outlets Chicago, and MB Financial Park Entertainment district throughout the day.  Complimentary shuttle to Midway Airport also available upon request.

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