Lake Michigan is at your beck and call. Jog on its perimeter. Cruise across it on a speed boat. Sail into the sunset. Or just bask on its sandy beaches. Right next door is Grant Park with its glorious green spaces, art, museums and festivals. Meander into Millennium Park where you’ll find The Bean—a beautiful reflection on the downtown you call home.
In addition to SX Skybar and Grant Park Bistro located at the property, there’s a myriad of local spots to grab a bite and a bottle—or two—to drink. LH Rooftop Bar sits atop the LondonHouse Hotel, serving re-imagined American cuisine and cocktails with stunning views of the river below. About Last Knife is a retro steakhouse-meets-gastropub inside the Hotel Julian. And Mercat a la Planxa serves a masterful remix of authentic Spanish cuisine in a lively environment. These are just a few of your endless options.
It’s everywhere in this vibrant city—and some of the best is within blocks. The Art Institute of Chicago is where you’ll spot Grant Wood’s iconic “American Gothic” as well as works by Picasso and Monet. Your new address also puts you in the heart of Chicago’s Theatre District. Inside the historic performance halls you’ll be entertained and awed by Tony Award-winning shows, electrifying musicals and everything from rock concerts to operas.
Some of the city’s best shopping is at your doorstep. In fact, three vertical malls connect the upscale retailers that make up Michigan Avenue. And with over 450 retailers, you’re practically guaranteed to find the fashion and décor you’ve been dreaming about. You may find yourself frequenting these high-end shops. Because when you live at Essex on the Park, you’ll have plenty of social engagements at which to display your sense of style.