Not only is Chicago going to be a great city to “rally” in at Rehab Rally Conference & Expo —it is also home to some fantastic fun and tourism!
The Westin O’Hare (conference hotel for Rehab Rally) sits conveniently in the Rosemont area just outside of downtown Chicago. This way you get the ease of a quick 24 minute train ride to the city, without the hefty downtown hotel rates.
Rehab Rally offers a special rate of $139/night at the Westin O’Hare Hotel where all the Rehab Rally activities will take place. Should you decide to turn your Chicago visit into a mini vacation, here are some highlights of things to do in the windy city:
TAKE YOUR BET AT RIVERS CASINO – Located just minutes away from the hotel, the casino features more than 1,000 slots and 48 games.
HANG OUT AT NAVY PIER – This area on the great lake has been a Chicago landmark since it opened in 1916.It now showcases a unique collection of restaurants, shops and plenty of entertainment. At Navy Pier you’ll find the Chicago Children’s Museum, an IMAX theater, and more.
GET A VIEW FROM THE SKY FROM THE TOP OF WILLIS TOWER – Get a glimpse of the best view of Chicago from one of the world’s tallest buildings – Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Built in 1974, this iconic tower has been offering up some of the best views of Chicago for nearly 40 years, but in 2009 with the opening of “The Ledge” visitors can now see straight down and in all directions from within one of the four glass boxes built 1353 ft over Whacker Dr.
GET CULTURAL AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO – This is one of the world’s great art museums, with collections dating from 3,000 B.C. through the present, including famous French Impressionist paintings and drawings; fine and decorative arts from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; photography, textiles and architectural works.
LET YOUR GREEN THUMB TAKE YOU TO CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN -Visit this 385-acre, living museum featuring 23 specialty gardens set on a series of islands and lakes.
GETS SOME LAUGHS IN AT A FAMOUS COMEDY CLUB – The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The theater that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and more offers nightly comedy shows, as well as a variety of other programs and services.
WATCH THE SHARKS AT SHEDD AQUARIUM – The world’s largest indoor aquarium offers more than 22,000 aquatic animals from around the world.
GO INSIDE THE HOME OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust offers guided interior tours of the Home and Studio.
HIT THE WATER WITH BOAT RIVER CRUISES – Tour Chicago’s world-renowned architecture aboard the Architectural River cruise or experience Chicago’s rich history on the Historical Lake & River cruise. Boat tours depart daily from River East Plaza, a short walk from Navy Pier.
EAT PIZZA, EAT PIZZA, and MORE PIZZA – Everyone knows Chicago is the best place to get a great slice – you just can’t go wrong with Chicago’s Famous Deep Dish Pizza–either off the street from a vendor or at one of the hundreds of pizza restaurants.