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Explore the Charms of Old Town

Chicago’s most livable neighborhood delivers everyday essentials, engaging entertainment and easy access to transit. LEVEL Old Town is just around the corner from the vibrant Wells Street corridor with its colorful selection of boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. You’ll find world-class shopping and dining within walking distance at the Magnificent Mile. It’s not much further to the Gold Coast with highlights like Oak Street Beach. When it comes to staying active, Old Town offers a wide variety of recreation options, from sleek fitness studios like SoulCycle and Equinox to Seward Park’s lush greenspace. LEVEL is conveniently located near the Red Line and numerous bus routes, connecting you to the rest of Chicago.

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Family Fun

The Museum of Science and Industry

The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair. Experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits, including the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climbing aboard a World War II German submarine; and taking a run in a human-sized hamster wheel.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world.

Shedd Aquarium

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,000 aquatic animals - from whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, angelfish to zebra sharks!

Chicago Architecture Foundation

A nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. View the 1,000-building scale model of Chicago, participate in a fun LEGO® building event, and choose from 85 tours by boat, walking, bus, or even L train.

The Magic Parlour

An intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading performances
The Foodie


Modern, wood-&-brass, 2-level pub with outdoor seating, known for its sliders, steaks & salads.


Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Classic fare comes with a side of people-watching at the original location of the chophouse chain.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Maple & Ash

Posh, white-tablecloth steakhouse & seafood eatery with a choice wine list & a martini lounge.

Maple & Ash

The VIG Chicago

Hip, warehouse-style spot with gastropub eats, craft beer & cocktails, plus TVs & sports-themed art.

The VIG Chicago

Topo Gigio

Restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine in a warm setting with an outdoor patio.

Topo Gigio

Happy Camper

Classic & creative pies plus cocktails served in a warehouse setting with tire swings & Airstreams.

Happy Camper

Broken English

Broken English

Galleria Market

Trendy neighborhood shop offering high-end European & American dry goods as well as deli sandwiches.

Whole Foods

An American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.

Thalia Sushi Bistro & Lounge

A broad range of Asian eats & exotic cocktails in a hip, industrial-chic setting.


All-you-can-eat spot with an upscale soup/salad bar & meats sliced tableside in a sleek space.

Café Iberico

Tapas & other Spanish plates in a huge, group-friendly space with a buzzy vibe.

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Trendy, bustling restaurant with an upscale-urban vibe & a creative take on Japanese cuisine.

The Franklin Room

Creative, wide-ranging American menu & brown booze, sake & tons of beers in a subterranean space.

The Boarding House

Cellar lounge, 1st-floor bar & upstairs fine-dining restaurant with a menu of upscale American fare.


Classic, high-end Italian dishes in a romantic, art-filled dining room that reminds of Venice.

GT Prime

Edgy-chic steakhouse featuring mixed grill options & creative small plates, plus cocktails & wines.

Yolk River North

Cafe chain serving creative breakfast dishes & sandwiches in a cheery, contemporary atmosphere.

Kiki’s Bistro

Longtime standby for classic French bistro fare in a quaint setting with a bar.


Funky farm-themed hangout with salvaged decor serving American comfort food, regional beers & wines.

Club Lago

Northern Italian spot serving traditional east & a full bar in a retro tavern setting since 1952

Nacional 27

Bernie’s Lunch & Supper

Lofty, stylish destination for chef-driven Mediterranean fare and artisanal cocktails.

Erie Café

Steakhouse offering prime meats amid cedar & brick décor, with riverside seating in the summer.

Goddess and Grocer

Enjoy gourmet food and desserts at this local deli, sandwich shop, and bakery. They also cater!


People-watching & late-night dancing to club music take center stage at this underground hot spot.

Underground Wonder Bar

Tiny late-night cocktail lounge & music venue featuring jazz, funk, reggae, rock & more.

Lite Chicago Night Club

Standard nightclub with a dress code, dance parties & event nights in a lively ambiance.


This vast River North nightclub offers multiple bars & DJs spinning a mix of tunes.


Basement dance club where DJs spin electronic, techno & house music.

Restoration Hardware

Upscale home goods brand featuring chic, timeless furniture, textiles, tableware, lighting & more.

Restoration Hardware


Chain retailer supplying on-trend clothing, swimwear, accessories & shoes.



Upscale department store for apparel, accessories & cosmetics. Most carry furniture & home goods.



High-end yoga-focused chain featuring stylish athletic wear & accessories (most offer free classes).


Urban Outfitters

Chain with a hipster vibe known for on-trend fashions, accessories & quirky home-decor items.

Urban Outfitters

The LBD, Etc.

“The Little Black Dress, ETC” – a premier clothing boutique featuring the latest fashion trends


High-end retailer offering clothing, jewelry, dresses, makeup and more from top brands.


Department store founded in 1872, offering a wide selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and accessories.

Water Tower Place

Shop the brands you love at the best mall in Chicago!

Tiffany & Co

Luxury American retailer known for fine jewelry, china & silver, plus wedding registry.

Giorgio Armani Boutique

Fashion retailer selling high-end apparel & accessories from the namesake designer.


Unique collection of women’s clothing, accessories, home décor, furniture, and gifts.

Banana Republic

Modern Apparel, Handbags, Shoes, and Accessories.

Ralph Lauren

Stylish apparel for men, women, and children, as well as home décor.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Posh department store chain carrying designer apparel, shoes & accessories, plus home goods & more.

Trunk Club

Personal stylists assist customers in choosing designer casualwear at this upscale outfitter.


Airy, loftlike showroom displaying modern designer furniture, lighting & accessories.
Art + Culture

Staying Level Location

Designed for long stays that won't feel that way.

Chicago Cultural Center

The stunning landmark building, opened in 1897 as the city's first public library, is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, and annually presents hundreds of free cultural exhibits and performances.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.

The Field Museum

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago's North Shore
Quintessential Chicago

Cloud Gate

A Chicago must-see, Cloud Gate is a public sculpture, otherwise known as “The Bean”, designed by Sir Anish Kapoor, situated in the center of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park.

The Magnificent Mile

A spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment, and fun - with endless shopping, international cuisine, lively entertainment, majestic architecture and natural beauty.

Skydeck Chicago

Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states, as well as the most spectacular view - 1,353 feet straight down!

360 Chicago Observation Deck

Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline, the lakefront and four neighboring states. It’s also home to TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride!
Sports Enthusiast

Chicago Blackhawks

Catch a game with one of the NHL’s premier hockey teams.

Chicago Bears

Football fever is in full swing!

Chicago Bulls

Watch the professionals slam dunk in the United Center.

Chicago Cubs

A rite of passage for any classic sports fan. Catch a Cubs game on their iconic Wrigley Field!
Outdoor Adventurer

Montgomery Park

This park along the river features children's play equipment & an area for dogs, with one of the best views in Chicago.

Millennium Park

Three square blocks of open lakefront, complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor music pavilion and ice skating rink

Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

Enjoy signature guided bicycle tours, year-round walking tours, and delicious food and culture tours.

First Lady Cruises

Take in Chicago's world renowned city architecture in style, class and comfort with this 90-minute river cruise.