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 court side 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 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 sq. ft. venue

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875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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