Gold Coast Vacations

A popular destination within the popular destination city of Chicago, Gold Coast has a great deal to offer tourists. The center of Chicago is just 2 miles (3 kilometers) away and Midway International Airport can be found 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the southwest of Gold Coast.

Magnificent Mile - River North, Chicago and Near North Side, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.

Chicago’s heart is also full of fascinating sights, like Willis Tower and McCormick Place. Don’t head back to Gold Coast without a stop at Millennium Park and Hancock Tower.

To really understand Chicago, visit one of its museums and theaters. Discover the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces the Chicago History Museum, Driehaus Museum and the Chicago Children's Museum. Go and see one or two of the magical theater, dance and music shows at the House of Blues Chicago, Chicago Theater and Second City. There are some excellent art galleries to visit. In particular, don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Loyola University Museum of Art and ArchiTech Gallery.

If you’re holidaying in the Gold Coast area with kids, enjoy all the fun and discoveries at Navy Pier and Skydeck Ledge. Animals lovers will appreciate the incredible animal experiences at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and head outside to the local natural destinations. Feel the breeze through your hair at one of the local beaches, for example the North Avenue Beach and the Ohio Street Beach.

While you are in and around Gold Coast, treat yourself with a visit to the Holy Name Cathedral, Pritzker Pavilion and Aon Center. Wander back through Chicago’s past by visiting historic sites, such as Cloud Gate and the Chicago Water Tower.

If you love to find a great deal, explore the Water Tower Place and the Chicago Place Mall.

Sports lovers should head to UIC Pavilion to see the UIC Flames playing visiting rivals. Be sure to wear indigo blue and flame red, the colors of the UIC Flames.

To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the Palmer House Hilton, and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.


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