Chicago is home to numerous interesting museums, enthralling historic sites, and luxurious nature conservatories which can make for a fun and exciting day out — but just because the cold winter months are upon us doesn’t mean these places are off limits! While this city can be a gorgeous winter wonderland, sometimes you just need a place to escape the cold! Lucky for us (and for you!) concierge across Chicago have shared unique things to do to dodge the frigid outdoors:
Mat Chapman, JW Marriott Chicago
The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of my favorite unique things to do in Chicago. As a native Floridian, every winter, I need a reminder that eventually there will be a summer! The Cactus and Tropical rooms ensure that even in the dead of winter, it is always summer, somewhere in the city. Bonus points for being free and easily accessible on the CTA!
Joyce Fong, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The Chicago Cultural Center has a big presence on Michigan Ave, however the interior has a quiet calm to enjoy the various art exhibits, music, lectures, and architecture. Be sure to take the time to explore and look for the beautiful quiet elegance of the Tiffany dome. Bonus – it’s free to the public!
Flor Sigaran, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
When it’s cold outside I love going to the Field Museum. Seeing things about different countries and climates make you forget it’s cold in Chicago. #ChicagoInsiders Tip: Make sure to check out our new dinosaur MÁXIMO!
Shannon Boland, LondonHouse Chicago Hotel
When temperatures drop and the snow hits in Chicago, transport yourself back to greener times with the lush oasis of the Lincoln Park Nature Conservatory. Free and open to the public every day, it’s the perfect place to warm up after hitting Lincoln Park Zoo.