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Find Your Scene The Local's Guide To Chicago

This city is home to every kind of scene. So we reached out to some of the most influential locals to curate a handful of their favorite things to do in Chicago. Explore this area guide to find the one that fits you best, or mix it up. Today, Chicago is your town.



Getting Around

 
Bus

Closest bus stops:
#22 at Madison / Wabash (East-West)
#151 at Michigan / Lake (North-South)

 
Chicago Water Taxi

Skip the roads, take a boat!
Plan your trip at chicagowatertaxi.com
Or visit the Mag Mile stop at Michigan Avenue (less than 10-minute walk north of hotel.)

 
Shinola Bikes

Fun and easy bike riding. Visit the front desk to borrow one of our Shinola bikes for a ride around town.

 
Private Car Service

Visit one of our team members to chat about our car service.

 
Catch a Ride

Chicago’s bustle offers ready access to Uber, Lyft or taxi rides throughout the city. Just tap the app, ring the line or have us hail some wheels for you at the door.

 
Subway

‘L’ it. Red, Brown, Purple, Orange and Green Lines at State/Lake Train Stop, just 1 block west of hotel. Purchase Ventra passes at State/Lake stop ($10-$30).

Virgin Hotels House Car: Tesla Model S

House Car: Tesla Model S

Kick back, relax, and let us drop you off in our top-of-the-line house car, a red Tesla Model S.

Give the concierge a ring on your next stay, and we’ll have a Virgin Hotels representative take you to cruise Chicago in style. The Model S is available seven days a week on a first come, first serve basis. We’ll be happy to drop you off within a 2 mile radius of the hotel. Check in with the Guest Services team on available hours.

This red electric renegade is the fastest accelerating four door vehicle ever built. So, if you arrive at your destination eerily fast – we won’t tell. Burn a little rubber.