The dynamic city of Chicago, host city of the AAO 2023 Annual Session, offers a wealth of cultural and recreational options. Near the McCormick Place Convention Center and convention hotels, you and your friends and guests can enjoy the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum and Science and Industry, and:

● Chicago’s beautiful Millennium Park, filled with public art and featuring unique events, gardens and exhibits;
Navy Pier, featuring 50 acres of eclectic experiences including many restaurants offering classic Chicago food specialties and amusement park entertainment including the 200-foot Centennial Wheel.
● The Chicago Riverwalk and downtown architecture boat cruises with guides offering in-depth exploration of the city’s iconic downtown architecture.

Traveling a bit further from the Convention Center you will find venues for the Chicago Latino Film Festival (which starts April 21), as well as the world-renowned Chicago Art Institute and top-rated clubs in Chicago’s legendary jazz scene. In addition, during Annual Session the Chicago Cubs National League baseball team is scheduled to play at home in Wrigley Field April 21, 22 and 23, facing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

With so much to do, it is little wonder that Chicago has been voted “Best Big City” for six consecutive years by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.