Marriott Marquis Chicago Destination Guide
Located near the lakefront, museum campus and two blocks from the Green Line ‘L' stop, the all new Chicago Marriott Marquis is the perfect headquarters for your next visit to the Windy City. Let us help you get to know our surrounding neighborhoods, attractions and restaurants.
Things To Do
Historic neighborhoods, world class museums, and lakefront recreation - many of Chicago's premier attractions are located near the hotel, on the city's south side.
Just one mile from the Chicago Marriott Marquis, museum campus is a 57-acre lake front park featuring some of Chicago's most notable attractions, museums and breathtaking city views.
Just outside our doors is Chicago's Prairie District, once known as ‘millionaires' row' and now a Chicago Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Go for a walking tour of the district and visit some of the historic homes.
With the revival of the Prairie District, numerous art galleries have begun to call the neighborhood home.
Directly west of the hotel, sits Motor Row. A historic neighborhood and Chicago Landmark. Motor Row highlights the architecture and design of the automobile showrooms that previously lined South Michigan Avenue. Currently, the area is being revitalized to become a music and entertainment district.
Dining, Music and Nightlife
Whether you are in the mood for pizza, fine dining or authentic Chinese, the options are numerous in the neighborhoods surrounding McCormick Square.
South Loop/Prairie District
Chicago Oyster House - Seafood - 0.2 miles
1933 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
La Cantina Chicago Mexican Restaurant Tequila Bar - 0.4 miles
1911 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Motor Row Brewery - 0.4 miles
2337 S Michigan Ave
China Town - 0.9 miles
Extensive roster of shops, cafes, restaurants and teahouses
Music & Nightlife
Northerly Island - 1.7 miles
Northerly Island is a 91- acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan in the heart of the Museum Campus.
1300 South Lynn White Drive
Arie Crown Theater - 0.8 miles
This two level theater has recently been acoustically and architecturally rebuilt and is hosts top name performers and conventions throughout the year.
2301 S Lake Shore Dr.
Buddy Guy's Legends - 1.6 miles
Classic blues club with up-and-coming & famous acts seven nights a week plus a New-Orleans-inspired menu.
700 S. Wabash
Chicago is an amazing city to explore. On foot, bike or boat, there are numerous options to get started near our hotel.
Divvy Bike Rentals - 0.2 miles
The S. Martin Luther King Dr. Divvy bike station is just around the corner from our downtown hotel. Each station features a touchscreen kiosk, map, and docking system.
Chicago Water Taxi - 1 mile
Fast, affordable and fun, Water Taxis are perfect for sightseeing. The Chinatown dock is located one mile from the hotel in Ping Tom Park.
- Green Line: Cermack/McCormick L Train is 2 blocks from the hotel E. Cermak Avenue.
- Red Line: Cermack-Chinatown L Trian is 4 blocks from the hotel
- The CTA operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 38 surrounding suburbs.
Popular Chicago Tours
Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
238 E. Monroe St.
Wendella Sightseeing Boats
400 N. Michigan Ave.