Extend your stay - Things to do in Chicago

With a little over 2 weeks until World Routes opens in Chicago, we have created a brief guide on the best things to see and do during your time in the Windy City.

With world class dining experiences, including 25 Michelin-starred restaurants, alongside iconic architecture world renowned sporting venues and a wide range of shows, museums, tours and activities available, this city has so much to offer delegates, spouses and all of those joining us for the 20th World Route Development Forum.

Chicago was named ‘A top 10 place to Visit in the World’ by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014, and we have been working hard with World Routes Co-hosts Choose Chicago to ensure our delegates can enjoy everything this great city has to offer. There a wide range of tours available to all delegates during their time in Chicago including the architectural boat tour, Chicago film tour, O’Hare International Airport tour and golf. Click here to book your place on one of these tours or for the full range of Choose Chicago tours and attractions visit choosechicago.com.

Chicago is famous for its sports and has two Major League Baseball teams - the Cubs and the White Sox, in addition to the Chicago Bears National Football League team and Blackhawks National Hockey League franchise. Probably its most well known export however, is the world famous Chicago Bulls. If you can’t get to a game, take a visit to one of Chicago’s iconic stadiums such as Wrigley Field or The United Centre.

This incredible city boasts three world renowned museums; The Alder Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, The field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium, in addition to the Art Institute of Chicago and The Cultural Centre, so why not take the opportunity to visit one of these attractions during your stay.  A concierge service will also be made exclusively available to all World Routes delegates, offering personal recommendations on all the major attractions and events happening in Chicago as well as transportation, reservations and ticket advice.

Chicago is also home to one of the world’s largest food festivals, and there’s a huge variety of local and global cuisine on offer to suit everybody’s tastes.  If you are planning on extending your stay in Chicago following World Routes, then you should visit Chicago Gourmet, 26 – 28 September in Millenium Park.  This world class festival is presented by Bon Appétit, and showcases more than 150 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs. Guests enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, expert seminars, gourmet tastings, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers, and winemakers. To purchase tickets visit Chicagogourmet.com.

For more information or to register for World Routes 2014 visit our website, or to find out more about what’s on offer in Chicago visit ChooseChicago.com

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