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Live Like A Local
Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Burnham Hotel helps you make the most of your Chicago stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Chicago, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat
Tonya

Tonya

General Manager

  • Pittsfield Cafe is my new favorite breakfast/lunch spot in Chicago.  The lobby view in this historic building is very nice as well. 

  • The Plymouth Restaurant is a great getaway known as the Plymouth Restaurant - two bars and a terrific rooftop deck. 

Drink
Kelly

Kelly

Assistant General Manager - Atwood

  • Atwood - lounge on a couch while you eat, or spend some time at the bar for Ray's bartending magnificence. 

  • Ada Street is a cool restaurant and bar hidden in a warehouse off North Avenue.  Delicious wine and cocktail menu.

One of a kind
Sean

Sean

Guest Service Agent

  • See Million Dollar Quartet at Chicago's Apollo Theatre.  Its great to see young versions of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Pinkerton and Jerry Lee Lewis.   

  • See 'Paper Machete' at The Green Mill in Uptown.  It is a free, weekly "live magazine" covering pop culture, current events & more.

Wellness
Kelsey

Kelsey

Catering, Sales & Service Manager

  • Unwind and take a yoga class at just down the street from us at Akal Yoga.  Namaste. 

  • Try out the Barre Brawl class at Barre Bee Fit studios. 

Play
Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc

Concierge

  • While shopping along Michigan Avenue, skate in the sky at the John Hancock Building this season.

  • A Chicago ice skating tradition at the NBC's Chicago location.  Available until March 9, 2014 - rent skates for only $10.

Retail therapy
Sheena

Sheena

Front Office Supervisor

  • The best boutiques for shopping are in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago at Oak Street Chicago. 

  • I love Akira.  Located next door in Block 37.  A great boutique for high end fashion for great prices.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Burnham Hotel's Guest Service team at (312) 782-1111

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