McCormick PlaceChicago, IL
Located minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place is the largest convention facility in North America. The facility attracts close to 3 million visitors each year and hosts many different types of shows. Annual shows such as Restaurant, Housewares, Chicago Auto Show and semi-annual IMTS are among the largest expositions in North America.
Did you know McCormick Place has it's own 20,000 square-foot rooftop garden that provides sustainable fruits and veggies to restaurants within the convention center?
Where to Eat
Chicago is known for great tasting pizza. Giordano's is famous for it's stuffed pizza, acclaimed as "Chicago's best pizza" by NBC, CBS, Chicago Tribune and several others. Mini pizza's and combo specials are available during the weekday lunch hours for a quick bite. Stuffed pizza for dinners and weekends can typically take 45 minutes to bake, so call ahead to pre-order and have it ready when you arrive. Located one mile north of McCormick Place, 1340 S. Michigan Ave.giordanos.com
Where to Visit
Did you know that right behind the Lakeside building is a spectacular lakefront of Lake Michigan? Take advantage of a nice day to visit Burnham Harbor, a short stroll north on the pedestrian walk-way. Take in the breath taking scenery of the harbor and museum campus, including Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.www.chicagoharbors.info/harbors/burnham