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Fourth of July Festive Fun - Steps from Millennium Park

Celebrate Independence Day in Chicago with a stay at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.  Located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop neighborhood and walking distance to outdoor summer-time fun adventures at Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park, Chicago’s lakefront, the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as theaters and shopping along State Street-that-great-street.

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Summer fun is around every corner with these fun activities in and around the hotel:

Independence Day Festivities

Fireworks at Navy Pier, concerts in the park, parades in the city…celebrate our nation’s independence in Chicago on July 4th!

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back with a festival-worthy lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles each week. As the sun goes down and the music heats up, relax with a drink on our breezy terrace.

The Magic Parlour

Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery unlike anything else in Chicago. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate venue at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

Grab lunch at Potter's Chicago Burger Bar

Serving up one “L” of a burger for lunch, starting at 11AM.

Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar is named after the Palmer House founder Potter Palmer with a menu showcasing burgers topped with a flavor profile indicative of its Chicago neighborhood. Venture from burger to burger, neighborhood to neighborhood, and discover the gooey cheese-curd melted madness of the #7 Lakeview burger, the hearty Wicker Park/Bucktown black bean burger, to the #8 smoky Logan Square combining aged cheddar with bourbon bacon and bbq aioli – a match made in burger heaven.

  • Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

Millennium Park

Stroll over to Millennium Park and take in the sunshine as you visit Cloud Gate, splash in the fountain and take in the views of the Lurie Gardens and Lake Michigan.


  • Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park

Walking distance from the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is the best place to let the kids run wild and take in the fresh air to ensure a full nights sleep.  Maggie Daley Park is full of wonder and excitement and is a must play stop for families visiting Chicago.

Summer Music Series, Pritzker Pavilion

The architecturally-stunning Millennium Park is the hippest place to be in Chicago on Monday and Thursday nights. Millennium Park Summer Music Series, the FREE weekly music series, is a showcase for a wider variety of genre-defying music. The series (formerly Downtown Sound and Made in Chicago) has been reimagined to feature a wider variety of genre-defying music – both established and emerging

  • Chicago Architecture Boat Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation Boat Tours

The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.