Frank Lloyd Wright
World renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright lived in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park for many years as he raised his six children and began his infamous career. The house, and those surrounding the area that were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, have been designated a National Historic District. Guided and audio tours are available through the district and include a tour of his house, including the extraordinary light-filled playroom. Tours can be arranged with the concierge in the Fairmont Chicago.
Ride a Bike
Choose from a southbound trail through Millennium and Grant Parks, through the Museum Campus and past Soldier Field, the newly re-done home of the Chicago Bears. Continue southbound past McCormick Place and through China Town and the Chicago Blues Museum. Or head Northbound along the lakefront path and ride along Oak Street Beach, past the swanky condos of the Gold Coast and through Lincoln Park to view the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the last free zoos. From the zoo, riders can go off-trail to cycle up Clark Street for great local shopping. The north side of the path also offers at least six different beaches and golfing options. Reserve a bike with our concierge, and see the city at your own pace. Choices range from sporty mountain bikes to comfortable beach cruisers. Helmets and locks are included.
Located on the Chicago lakefront, Museum Campus is 57 acres of Chicago’s finest museums. The land comprises the Shedd Aquarium, where one can catch a dolphin show, Adler Planetarium, where you can glance at the stars even on a sunny day, and Field Museum, known for its numerous dinosaur fossils. A gorgeous lakeside stroll is all it takes to travel between sites and is recommended to guests looking to experience a bit of history or those who would enjoy an afternoon along the lake.