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The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 701 South State State, Chicago, IL 60605
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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that...

Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.

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Underground Donut Tour - Chicago's First Donut Tour
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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
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Chicago Loop Walking Tour

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Walk the Loop

Put your walking shoes on when you are in this area and explore all the various buildings, architecture and hidden restaurants this area has to offer.

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Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Put your walking shoes on when you are in this area and explore all the various buildings, architecture and hidden restaurants this area has to offer.

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I first visited Chicago, the thing that struck me the most was the architecture. It was amazing, and compared to some other large cities, extremely diverse. On this trip, I was blessed with fantastic Spring-like weather in February, so launched out to stroll The Loop. I probably did not get as far from our hotel, the LondonHouse, as I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking up and down the street window shopping, enjoying the sites, people and just enjoying the city.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Chicago, chances are you'll end up in this area multiple times. The buildings are massive and beautiful. It's a nice area to walk around and explore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always find something new to do in Chicago. The abundance of theaters, restaurants, parks, and shopping make it a great travel destination year-round. The "Loop" has great public transportation from anywhere in the city and suburbs. (Highly recommended rather than searching out parking.)

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Norman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy checking out tall building, people watching and shopping, this is perfect. There are beautiful buildings and lots and lots of shopping.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting part of the city. Several places to eat and shop. The train runs above the street. Reminds me of Shameless.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled beneath the CTA tracks that come in from the suburbs and turn around to go out of the city, The Loop has taken on a life of its own as a neighborhood. It extends east to the Millennial Park, north to the Chicago River and Magnificent Mile, west to the turn in the River and south to the museums... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Chicago and didn't realize the Women's March was taking place. Not a nice site for children to see with some of the graphic signs some of these women were carrying. We did enjoy the architecture we saw, the downtown sites and buildings, and visiting Millennium Park. Stopped in a few shops to look around and grab a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loop has so much to offer. Fine dining, casual restaurants and the best restaurants in the world. Some of the best shopping in the loop as well. Great for tourist and for residents alike.

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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