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.
Sue at The Field Museum
"On May 17, 2000 The Field Museum unveiled Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered. Male or female, king or queen, no one can be sure. But of one thing there is no question: Sue rules! You may walk around her slowly. Examine the bird-like feet, the massive legs and pelvis, the surprisingly graceful tail. Stare into her bottomless eye sockets, her razor-sharp teeth and powerful jaws."