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Chicago's must-see sights

From monuments and museums to live music and inspiring architecture, Chicago boasts historical sites, a lively arts scene and exciting attractions. With the bustling Loop district and Grant Park to the south and the chic Magnificent Mile to the north, The Langham, Chicago is ideally positioned in the heart of the city.

Art Institute of Chicago
Located on the edge of Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world's great museums. Since 1893 the Art Institute has amassed a world-renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, photography and sculpture. It is the home to such great works as Grant Wood's American Gothic, Andy Warhol's Mao and Georges Seraut's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Roam the labyrinth of fine art for an entire day or visit the Art Institute's special exhibitions or signature galleries.

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
A relaxing glide down the Chicago River accompanied by knowledgeable tour guides is one of the best ways to discover the city's history. Chicago's most iconic towers, including the Wrigley Building, Marina City, Merchandise Mart and the Chicago Tribune, were designed by some of the world's most innovative architects and provide a fascinating overview of the city's past and future.

Willis Tower and John Hancock Observatory
Take in some of Chicago's most striking views from atop these skyscrapers. Gaze over the city from the glass-bottomed Skydeck of the Willis Tower or indulge in afternoon refreshments while watching the sunset over Lake Michigan from the John Hancock Observatory.

Grant Park
More than a public park, Grant Park spans central Chicago from the Loop to Lake Michigan and features a wealth of gardens, public art, walking paths, sculptures and leisure amenities. Named after former President Ulysses S. Grant, this green haven is home to Anish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture, Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion (designed by Frank Gehry) and the famous Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the world.

The Loop
No visit to Chicago would be complete without a walk through The Loop district as Chicago's famed L-Train rattles overhead. Weave on and off the roads that intersect State Street and encounter landmark buildings such as the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Harold Washington Library. The Loop also boasts art works by renowned sculptors and a rich variety of dining, retail and cultural venues.

Sports
Chicago is one of only nine cities in the United States that can claim a representative team in each of the country's major sports leagues. Baseball fans can catch the Chicago Cubs at historic Wrigley Field or the Chicago White Sox at U.S Cellular Field, dubbed 'The Cell' by locals. Gridiron fans can cheer on the Chicago Bears at the Greco-Roman inspired Soldier Field, while the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls play hockey and basketball at the United Center. The Chicago Fire Soccer Club competes at Toyota Park in the nearby suburb of Bridgeview.

Live Music and Theater
Music aficionados will appreciate Chicago's wide array of live music venues. Often referred to as the home of blues, jazz and house music, the variety of venues includes Buddy Guy's Legends, the Back Room and the historic Green Mill.

Chicago also boasts a vibrant performing arts tradition. The city is home to the critically acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the renowned Second City comedy troupe, whose alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. One of the world's most famous marquees graces the front of the Chicago Theatre, an iconic auditorium that hosts performances from the world's brightest stars.