Visit & Dine

Welcome to Chicago
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is home to world-championship sports teams, an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, renowned architecture, award-winning theater, and much more.


Need dinner reservations for Saturday night? We reserved a few tables at a variety of different restaurants within walking distance from the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. All you have to do is call the restaurant and mention "Vogue Knitting LIVE" to be seated at one of our tables with other attendees. It's first come, first serve so don’t wait to call! Spots are limited!


Tesori (Italian, Pizza)
Reservation time: 7:00 pm
65 E Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 786-9911

Trattoria No. 10 (Italian)
Reservation time: 6:30 pm
10 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 984-1718

Pazzo's (Mediterranean, Italian)
Reservation time: 7:00 pm
23 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 386-9400

The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine bar (American, Steakhouse)
Reservation time: 7:00 pm
33 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 960-0000

Park Grill (American)
Reservation time: 7:00 pm
11 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 521-7275

Other restaurants in the area

535 N. Michigan Avenue
Billy Goat Tavern
430 N. Michigan Avenue
Corner Bakery Cafe
35 E Monroe St
Fontano’s Subs
332 S Michigan Ave
135 East Lake Street
Madison Street Café
70 West Madison Street
Max’s Take Out
20 East Adams Street
800 N. Michigan Avenue
The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Avenue
626 North State Street
Corner of State Street and W Adams Street
120 South State Street

Vogue Knitting LIVE Happy Hour!

We have set up a happy hour for the Vogue Knitting LIVE attendees and teachers on Friday 10/24 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm at Plymouth Restaurant & Bar, just 5 blocks from The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. So head on down to gather and socialize with your fellow knitters and favorite teachers!

Plymouth Restaurant & Bar
327 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-1212


Millennium Park

Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture, and landscape design. The result of a unique partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community, the 24.5-acre park features the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists, and designers.

Admission: Free
Hours: 6 a.m.–11 p.m. daily
Location: Bordered by Michigan Avenue to the West, Columbus Drive to the East, Randolph Street to the north and Monroe Drive to the South

Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing the third-largest permanent collection in the United States. The museum has particularly strong collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, early twentieth-century European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, Japanese prints, and photography. The Art Institute’s Modern Wing, in a Renzo Piano–designed building, showcases twentieth-century works from the museum’s holdings. The Nichols Bridgeway, a pedestrian bridge also designed by Renzo Piano, connects the Modern Wing to Chicago’s popular Millennium Park.

Admission: $18 for adults; $12 for children/seniors/students; Free for children under 14
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursday 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Friday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

The Field Museum
Come face to face with Sue, the world-famous T. Rex; explore the ocean floor of an ancient Cambrian sea; see, hear and smell the swampy forest that was Chicago 300 million years ago; and more at the Field Museum. There’s even a place specially suited for your little Museum explorers! In the Crown Family PlayLab, pint-sized scientists can dig up dinosaur bones, harvest corn, play in a Pueblo, feel the rhythms of instruments from around the world and play the part of a woodland creature as they crawl, hop, and fly.

Admission: $15 for adults; $10 for children; $12 for student and seniors; Free for children under 3
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Shedd Aquarium
Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium is known as “The World’s Aquarium.” The facility, one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums, houses more than 32,600 aquatic animals representing some 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world. The re-imagined Oceanarium, a world-class marine mammal pavilion, is now open! Visit with the beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions, and penguins.

Admission: $24.95 for adults; $21.95 for seniors and children
Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605


Magnificent Mile
There is no more iconic Chicago street than the Magnificent Mile. Running the length of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Lake Shore Drive, the “Mag Mile” is the heart of the city’s shopping district. Here, posh brand name stores stand alongside historic and luxury hotels and landmarks such as the Water Tower and Pumping Station.