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Explore Grant Park, Steps Sway from the Hotel

Known as "Chicago's Front Yard," the 319-acre Grant Park hosts dozens of festivals and events every year. Home to the famous Cloud Gate statue or the "Bean" in Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park is Chicago's cultural playground. Indulge your inner foodie at The Taste of Chicago, dance the day away at Lollapalooza, watch your favorite bands at the Grant Park Music Festival, and relax to the soothing sounds at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Grant Park's central location in The Loop business district is also the starting and finish lines of the Chicago Marathon. Grand Park is just a few blocks from Silversmith Hotel.



  • 6:00 am-11:00 pm, daily


  • Free; prices for events and attractions vary.


  • Taste of Chicago
  • Grant Park Music festival
  • Chicago Blues Festival
  • Lollapalooza
  • Chicago Summerdance
  • Chicago Jazz festival


  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Baseball and softball at Hutchinson Field
  • Skate park for BMX bikes, rollerblades, and scooters
  • Lake Michigan marinas
  • Petrillo Music Shell
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Shedd Aquarium


  • Are dogs allowed in Grant Park?

    Dogs are not allowed in Grant Park but are permitted in a designated off-leash area. The dog-friendly area encompasses 18,000 square feet and is located northwest of 9th Street in a service yard. This is a fenced area with drinking fountains for dogs. Owners must have a permit and tag for each off-leash dog, as well as clean-up bags.
  • Where can I park near Grant Park?

    Visitors will find several parking garages near the entrance of Grant Park. Reduced pre-purchased parking is available and advised when visiting the park during events. Valet garages and private parking spots are available within walking distance. Guests of Silversmith Hotel can choose to walk to Grant Park, located less than a mile from the property

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