We welcome you to Chicago! The third most populous city in the U.S was here long before the pilgrims, with its foundation being set by the native tribe of the Anishinaabe. The original town of Chicago was organized just under two centuries ago. This historic location, where we will be holding our convention, is overflowing with local attractions and experiences for our attendees.
Places to Go
Green Mill Jazz Club - Do you like jazz? The Green Mill Jazz Club in Uptown is a historic landmark in Chicago. Al Capone was known to be one of the patrons after it opened in 1907. Sit back, relax, and let the sweet sounds of the Jazz era wash over you.
Giordanos - You can’t go to the Windy City without trying out some of their Chicago-style stuffed pizza! According to the "about" page, the initial Chicago style pizza came from the initial owner’s Italian ancestor, Mama Giordano’s “Italian Easter Pie”. Giordanos is one of the more well-known pizza joints in the city as it’s been open for almost 50 years.
Yolk - If you’re a breakfast person, Yolk is short walk away from our convention location and has some delicious fare. The restaurant also offers waitlists through Yelp as well as online ordering if you don’t feel like braving the wind. This restaurant boasts a different pancake every month and we’re excited to see October’s!
Millennium Park – Visit the infamous Cloud Gate! Millennium park offers more than just the notorious landmark; interact with the Crown Fountain, from conceptual artist Jaume Plensa, or take a moment to yourself in the award-winning Lurie Garden.
Garfield Park Conservatory - If the city and the wind is getting to you, enjoy the third largest conservatory in the world! With the eight indoor display gardens, you can really immerse yourself in the greenery and the “landscape art under glass” there. Have kids? The conservatory offers nature play spaces for children too!
Oz Park - Want a place to go to get a little whimsical? Oz Park (as in the Wizard of Oz) is located in the Lincoln Park community just a bit north of our convention location. In this “Emerald Garden” you can find statues of the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and most importantly, Dorothy & Toto. The park even has a playground for your inner child or any little ones you have with you.
Haunted Tours – Are you a fan of the spooky? The old city of Chicago has a long history of hauntings and ghosts. Tours like the Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue by Glessner House or The Devil in the White City Bus Tour by American Ghost Walks are great ways to pass the time in Chicago while learning more about the city's history.
Frank Lloyd Wright Tours - Chicago is a city built up of great architecture and contains some of the best works from the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Due to the high number of sites designed by Wright, there are a myriad of tours available to you. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust offers guided, self-guided and in-depth tours so you can pick your own pace!
Bike and Roll Chicago – Choose your own adventure and enjoy a mobile tour of the city while riding on bikes or segways! This company offers many tours varying from the more fun like going through the Lagunitas Brewery or more educational along the Lakefront and through the Museum Campus.
The Art Institute of Chicago - Check out one of TripAdvisor’s Top US Attractions of 2022, the Art Institute of Chicago. The art institute offers tours internally most days of the week as well if you’d prefer a more guided experience. This museum is one of the larger art museums in the world and especially in the US; the museum sees around 1.5 million people per year and you should be one of them!
Field Museum - In listing places to go, it would be remiss to not mention the iconic Field Museum. The Museum was borne out of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A majority of the artifacts that were on display at the Exposition all those years ago can still be found at this museum. Immerse yourself in the natural history of the world around us!
Shedd Aquarium – Who doesn’t love an aquarium? This aquarium offers some extraordinary experiences like feeding sharks or the Stingray touch exhibit. The aquarium also offers a 75-minute tour for those wanting a more structured aquarium experience.