Getting To and Around Chicago
The nearest airport to the summit venue is Chicago O’Hare International (ORD). Learn more about terminals, getting to and from downtown, and their amenities at https://www.flychicago.com/ohare
From the airport, you can take a taxi or rideshare like Uber or Lyft to your hotel. A taxi generally runs about $65 and rideshare options are between $45-$50.
Both hotels have a first come, first serve shuttle that can take groups of people to the venue in the mornings. The approximate cost of a rideshare from the hotel to the venue is $10-$12.
Chicago also has public transportation available called the CTA. The CTA Blue Line station is located right within the airport offering easy access for passengers.
The weather in Chicago can be very unpredictable in the Spring. We expect temperatures between 60 – 70F (15 – 21C). Make sure to bring layers, and prepare for rain or snow. Dress code for the Summit is business casual.
Urban Garden/Farmers Market Sites
If you have the opportunity to eat out while you’re here, there’s some good options to explore, from spicy cajun to elevated French fare. Some popular restaurants include:
- Rajun Cajun
- Nelle Pizza e Pasta
- Piccolo Mondo
- Whole Food Grill
Coffee + Tea
Breakfast will be served each morning at the venue for you, but if you find that you have a moment for a cup of tea or coffee, be sure to check out these wonderful coffee shops in the neighborhood:
- Bridgeport Coffee House
- Bonjour Cafe and Bakery
- Sip & Savor has five locations in the South Side
- Cafe 53 and as its moniker suggests, perfectly located on the main business strip of 53rd Street
- Plein Air Cafe
What to Visit
Do you have extra time on your hands? The Hyde Park neighborhood has a plethora of art galleries, museums, and more that are worth a visit.
Make sure to visit the Museum Campus South for a vast array of collections including: DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute Museum, the Renaissance Society, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the Smart Museum of Art and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
If the weather is beautiful, make sure to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Chicago, 57th Street Beach and Promontory Point. You will have easy access to this highly prized outdoor beach space.
If you’re looking to stroll through the park, you have several different parks including Washington Park and Jackson Park. For a smaller exploration, you can check out Nichols, Elm, Bixler and Florence Stout parks.
For more ideas for what to do and where to eat, check out this great Article