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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. 

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Welcome to the Loop, Chicago's official downtown. 


Welcome to the Loop, Chicago’s official downtown. From shopping on State Street – “that great street” – to dining in America’s Best Restaurant City of 2017, the Loop is at the center of your visit.

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.