Year-Round Events Make Chicago a Year-Round Destination
Chicago is full of life, and downtown Chicago is the center of all the action. With the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel as your vacation home base, you can fill your days and nights with sports, conferences, festivals, and shows throughout the year. With six professional sports teams — the NFL's Chicago Bears, the NBA's Chicago Bulls, the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, the MLS's Chicago Fire, and MLB's Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs — plus collegiate sports and the Chicago Marathon, Chicago is a sports lover's heaven any month of the year and our hotel near the United Center is near it all. Chicago is also a popular conference destination, and home of celebrated music and culinary festivals. Here are some of our favorite Chicago events. Make your plans to visit soon.
CREATURES OF LIGHT: NATURE'S BIOLUMINESCENCE
Have you ever captured a glowing firefly? On a warm summer evening, its light seems rare and magical, yet there are thousands of other living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker. Creatures of Light delves into the mysterious world of bioluminescence – from the glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand’s famous Waitomo Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing ability to glow. Immerse yourself in these magical environments and revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon, only at The Field Museum.