United States Destinations | Illinois
Key Points for Planners
- Chicago’s O’Hare Airport is convenient to many business centers
- Midway International Airport is just 8 miles south of the Loop
Best restaurant city in America. Best hotels in America. Chicago also ranks among the “top 3” theatre scenes in America. The list goes on. Due to the fact that Chicago is racking up the accolades, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better location for your group events and incentive travel. It’s this truly unique mix of global attractions, cosmopolitan edge, and Midwest charm that makes Chicago shine.
- Michigan Avenue
- Cloud Gate (aka
- The Bean)
- Wicker Park
- Logan Square
- Wrigley Field
This third largest U.S. city is home to 70+ museums, 200+ theatres, 500+ public parks, and more than 7,300 restaurants (at last count). With 26 Michelin-starred restaurants and 40 James Beard award winners, this town is not messing around when it comes to setting a spectacular table. And you’ll find every kind of cuisine here, from the city’s famous Chicago dog (of course!) to restaurants known for serving trendy molecular gastronomy.
There’s a lot of everything in Chicago, the challenge is knowing where to look. Love art and Hispanic culture? Head to Pilsen. Jazzed about the hip and happening scene? Go west to Wicker Park/Bucktown and Logan Square. Crazy about sports? Make plans to go to Wrigleyville. Want to see the joy of Chicago reflected in your attendees’ faces? Send them to take a selfie with Cloud Gate, Chicago’s famous public sculpture also known as “the bean.”
O’Hare, among the world’s 10 busiest airports, provides easy, direct access from just about anywhere in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Midway, its unheralded second airport, welcomes a respectable 22 million passengers a year. So you see, in a way, the world kind of revolves around Chicago. It was Sinatra’s kind of town for a reason. Whatever you choose to do here, as Old Blue Eyes sang, “Chicago is one town that won’t let you down.”
Introducing ACCESS, our Exceptional Partner in the U.S.A.
ACCESS is the destination management company that coined the term … wait for it … destination management! That was more than 50 years ago and they’re still passionate about the industry they helped create, define, and refine.
When they told us, “Service is everything to us—and we are obsessed with getting it right!” we were certain we had the exceptional DMC partner we needed for destinations across the USA. Planning an event in the U.S? Contact us and we’ll work with ACCESS to deliver a proposal for an exceptional event!