State Street Corridor Plan Announced3 MIN READ - Chicago Loop Alliance is producing a State Street Corridor Plan, to be released in fall 2020.
2020 Free Museum Days1 MIN READ - Chicago is home to a wide array of world-class museums, featuring everything from art to science, from animals to history.
Chicago Loop Happy Hour Guide9 MIN READ - Party like it’s 2015 – the year Chicago’s Happy Hour ban was repealed – with these after-work food and drink specials.
Experience Chicago Restaurant Week 20205 MIN READ - Chicago Restaurant Week is January 24-February 9, 2020, with participation from more than 400 local restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, including 80 first-timers.
Chicago Loop Alliance Joins in Celebrating 2020 as the Year of Chicago Music1 MIN READ - The City of Chicago has deemed 2020 the Year of Chicago Music, and just like the Year of Chicago Theatre (2019), Year of Creative Youth (2018), and Year of Public Art (2017), Chicago Loop Alliance will play an active role in celebrating.
What is the Loop?
Welcome to the Loop, Chicago’s official downtown. From shopping on State Street – “that great street” – to wandering one of the country's largest art museums, the Loop has something for everyone. Start exploring everything the Loop has to offer.Explore
Welcome to the Loop, Chicago's official downtown.
The glittering marquees of the Loop’s Theatre District invite you to experience Tony Award-winning performances, while our iconic architecture dazzles from any angle. Explore the Loop from a river cruise, double-decker bus, Segway or even 1,300 feet up in the air at Skydeck Chicago.
No visit is complete without a trip to Millennium Park, “Chicago’s front yard,” where all the city’s diverse neighborhoods gather to celebrate our musical heritage, iconic public art and famous Chicago hospitality. Steps away is the Art Institute of Chicago, where you could spend a day marveling at one of the nation’s largest art collections. Or stay outside with a visit to Maggie Daley Park, a 20-acre play sanctuary that boasts Chicago’s first and only outdoor rock climbing park.
Here you’ll experience the best of everything Chicago has to offer. Start exploring.