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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
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701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just started working in the loop recently for the first time, even though I grew up in a nearby suburb. Public transportation is very well planned and there are multiple options for me to get downtown. Lots of hidden gems all over from public...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of Chicago is the most booming according many guides. We found out why because there is a great amount of small spots to get cheap bites and a drink for on the way. Great district to find a major amount of food from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lennaert v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I made this my starting point for each walk around the city . Loved the boats and walking/ cycling and running paths

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine B
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Love the loop, buy your 4 day pass for around $20 dollars and you can get on off on so many different lines great fun. It’s clean easy to find and it says what it does it’s a loop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed December 6, 2018

If you're looking for a little fresh air or exercise, you can't beat taking a spin along the loop. The area is safe and the scenery that the waterfront offers will take your mind off of the hard work.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank greekbecky2016
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were blessed with a 2 night stay at the Palmer House. Enjoyed the State Street shopping. The highlight was Hello Dolly at the Oriental Theatre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jean S
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Although there are many fine things outside the downtown core to see and do, The Loop is still the vibrant heart of Chicago. We loved walking about the downtown streets, the sidewalks are generous, and there is no shortage of distraction - shops, restaurants, cafes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

The Loop is so walkable, with tons of eating and drinking and shopping options. My favorite place to stay when in CHI

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I had a wonderful time shopping, bargain hunting and lunching at Macys. I came to Chicago with one suitcase and left with two.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy W
Reviewed November 4, 2018

First of all, which loop? I was there for the opera, so investigated that loop. Fascinating places to see and discover. Wear good walking shoes, and enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zandeerae
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Sandy T
February 23, 2018|
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Response from BarbinDevon | Reviewed this property |
It is a metro train up high, so you can travel from station to station as usual.
October 20, 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority sells day passes for $10 and three day passes for $20. Google the CTA for more info. By the way, Chicago now uses a Ventra Card that costs an additional $5 but you can cash it in at one ad... More