The Chicago Area
All about the fantastic area surrounding LeakyCon
LeakyCon 2012 will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Chicago—one of America’s finest metropolitan centers. Chicago boasts an embarrassment of riches when it comes to attractions, museums, shopping and nightlife and, while there will be plenty to do at LeakyCon itself, it never hurts to step outside and explore the world beyond the hotel walls. Here are just a few of the things you might see:
the Magnificent Mile
The Hilton Chicago Hotel is location on Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the Magnificent Mile—a glittering hub for dining, shopping, culture and entertainment in Chicago.
The Magnificent Mile is home to some of Chicago’s best restaurants. Enjoy a menu of flavors from all over the world. Savor delectable French cuisine one night and indulge in Chicago’s world-famous deep dish pizza the next. Grab a quick bite to go or wake up to a delicious brunch. Your palette will always be satisfied and never under-fulfilled.
From major fashion houses to trendy retailers, Michigan Avenue shopping fulfills everyone’s retail fantasy. Whether it be “the little black dress,” the latest “it-bag” or the newest “gotta have gadget,” the retailers of The Magnificent Mile offer everything your closet and home desires. Three vertical shopping centers tower over a district overflowing with luxury retailers, unique shops and popular stores, making for pure retail bliss. Shop Chicago on The Mile and accessorize with magnificence.
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, SIGHTSEEING & MORE!
The Magnificent Mile embodies Chicago fun and excitement. The infectious energy of the city makes for a day or night out on the town unlike the rest. Take in a show, marvel at a museum, cruise along the Chicago lakefront or dance the night away. On The Magnificent Mile, we know how to play and the possibilities are endless.
Home to what we’re certain is the world’s largest stainless-steel flavored Bertie Bott Bean, Millennium Park is just a short walk from the Hilton Chicago Hotel and offers beautiful views of the Chicago skyline as well as Lake Michigan.
Right in our own backyard, Grant Park sits across the street from the LeakyCon hotel. Perfect for a mid-afternoon stroll away from the hubbub of the conference floor or a picnic with friends!
Chicago has a simple and effective public transportation system that, aside from Apperating, is the quickest and easiest way to get from place to place within the city. Read more about the CTA on our Travel Considerations page.