Hotel Palomar Chicago: In the Midst of the Arts & Culture Scene
World-class museums. Storefront galleries. Live music performances. There are so many arts and cultural attractions near Hotel Palomar Chicago. And we'll tell you just where to find them.
The Chicago Theatre District is a few blocks south of the hotel, just across the Chicago River. Majestically restored former Vaudeville theaters, including the Oriental Theatre and Cadillac Palace Theatre, welcome Broadway shows, some previewing in Chicago before their big New York City debut. Chicago's very own Goodman Theatre takes up residence here, too, staging dramatic and comedic plays by renowned and upcoming playwrights.
Chicago's legendary Museum Campus - home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, and Shedd Aquarium - lies a short cab ride away. You can get a more intimate cultural experience right outside our doors in the River North gallery district, where international art dealers display works in every medium.
At nearby Millennium Park you can enjoy live outdoor musical performances in the warmer months. Experimental jazz bands, full-blown orchestras, indie rock bands and more play in the company of Cloud Gate and Plensa Fountain, the larger-than-life public art installations crowning the Park. In the cooler months, you can still catch performances inside the Harris Theater.
Our Hotel Palomar Chicago employees know the city inside and out and can help you navigate its rich cultural scene. Talk to the Front Desk about everything from where the bands are to how to score tickets to a theater show.
Here are a few links to get you started.
Art Galleries and Museums:
- Top River North art galleries
- Museum of Broadcast Communications
- The Driehaus Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago History Museum
- The Field Museum
Entertainment + Sports Venues:
- Jazz Showcase
- House of Blues
- Ford Center for the Performing Arts
- Goodman Theatre
- Chicago Theatre
- Cadillac Palace Theatre
- The Second City Theatre
- Harris Theater
- Civic Opera House
- Symphony Center
- Park West