The Chicago Loop is Chicago's downtown business district, and the second largest business district in the United States. Aside from the many businesses located there, the Loop is home to many of Chicago's best museums, restaurants, universities, and tourist attractions. It has also become a popular place to live in the city. Visitors who wish to stay in the downtown area have a wide variety of hotels to choose from within the Loop.
One of the most famous buildings in the area is Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) where you can take an elevator to the Skydeck for the best view of the city. Go for a stroll through Millennium Park to enjoy the fountains, gardens, and the famous Cloud Gate, nicknamed the Bean. Another well-known park is Grant Park, where you'll find Buckingham Fountain. Notable museums within the Chicago Loop district include the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum. For theater, check out the theater district within the Loop, where you'll find the Civic Opera House, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Chicago Theater, the Goodman Theater and several others.
The Chicago Loop is bound by the Chicago River on the west, Michigan Avenue on the east, Wacker Drive on the north and Congress Parkway on the south. The district is easy to reach from several of Chicago's subway lines.