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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
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701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It can be a little confusing if you take the subway to the loop. We were looking for lunch as we were headed to Millennium park. This is full on hustle and bustle city life, then a few blocks north is the park and green...More

Thank P601AHdavidb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are numerous places to visit. The Sears tower is always a nice place as is the Hancock. There are so many places to shop for everyone.

Thank Barbiedollstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time to Chicago and second time to get out and about and away from Millenium Mile where we were staying. Think we got the hang of it more this time round and would encourage any visitor to do the same.

Thank kingdaddio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Loop is a great section of downtown Chicago with hotels, restaurants, shopping and beautiful architecture. Easy to get around by walking or taking the L train.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The loop is home to several great parks, lots of restaurants, rooftop bars and architecture that captures the vibe of Chicago. Walking around you get a sense of the present, the past and the future of Chicago. The loop is not to be missed whether...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I live here so am biased, but then again I should know, right? Take a stroll around the Loop. It is worth the walk. From the park side to the river, you'll see great architecture and many shops and restaurants to visit, or just window...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Close and convenient to everything the Loop has a vibe all its own...a real must.....so many choices of eateries......places to grab a cocktail and just hang with friends. It never fails I always make new friends when I hang out there!

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My wife and I were in Chicago for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and see Hamilton. Our hotel was in the loop and we were able to walk from Union Station to our hotel, restaurants, the Riverwalk, the Lakefront Trail and the theater. It...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The loop will keep you occupied for an eternity. So much to see from stores, churches , the transit system. The list goes on.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

You can feel old and new together in 3 hour walking time. Swimming in a beach in the city center is excellent

Thank Türker Ş
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Sandy T
24 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
It is a metro train up high, so you can travel from station to station as usual.
21 October 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority sells day passes for $10 and three day passes for $20. Google the CTA for more info. By the way, Chicago now uses a Ventra Card that costs an additional $5 but you can cash it in at one ad... More