The Attune Chicago meeting center is your perfect choice for your next meeting or training event, offering you the right size room for small, medium, or large groups. Your attendees will enjoy the city’s homey feel and distinct four seasons. It offers convenient transportation as well as the best restaurants in the nation. There are plenty of tourist attractions that more than 20 million visitors partake in each year as a top meeting destination.
Attune’s professional, modern spaces offer fantastic views and upscale comfort and efficiency. They boast a great location at the heart of the Windy City, and you’ll find many popular attractions within easy reach. Below are some of them.
- Adler Planetarium (14 minutes by car)
The first planetarium in the US, Chicago's Adler is a source of inspiration for space lovers, promoting deep understanding of the universe and offering a very fun experience at the same time. The Adler Planetarium first opened in 1930. Its architect was awarded a gold medal by the American Institute of Architects the next year. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It houses extensive space science exhibitions, three full size theaters, and a vast collection of print materials and scientific instruments. It also boasts one of the few public urban observatories in the country that’s still active in research.
- Shedd Aquarium (14 minutes by car)
The Shedd Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. First opened in 1930, this 5,000,000 gallon aquarium is home to more than 32,000 aquatic animals.
- Navy Pier (10 minutes by car)
At the moment, Navy Pier covers more than fifty acres of gardens, parks, shops, family attractions, restaurants, and exhibition facilities. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest with almost two million visitors each year, and definitely the top attraction in the Windy City.
Best Events in Chicago
- Architecture of Mysterious Chicago (May 15)
Author and historian Adam Selzer hosts a unique historical and architectural tour of the city. You will learn all about the architectural history of Chicago between Cast Iron construction to modernism, with tales of horror like “Hell’s Half Acre” about the gangs that roamed State Street in the city’s early history, bizarre murders, unsolved mysteries, and more.
- The Search for the Suburbs in Edgewater (May 26)
Described as a “scavenger hunt” by organizers, this event has participants looking for the history of early Edgewater. Clues about ten locations are provided, and you’ll visit both famous and practically unknown, but very impressive historic sites.
- The History of the Cocktail (June 7)
This event tells the surprising histories behind the names of a series of famous cocktails and interesting stories about how they came to be. As they listen, visitors sip along.
Famous Dishes and Cocktails in Chicago
Chicago is famous for deep dish pizza, obviously, so don’t miss out. In fact, the city is regarded by some as the food capital of the country, and not only because of the pizza – there is delectable barbecue and steak, Chicago hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and fusion gastronomy. The city’s also known for Malört, a brand of spiced, wormwood-flavored liquor that’s said to cure all digestion ailments.