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ACEP14 Scientific Assembly | Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago

Posted by Jillian Roberson, Recruitment & Marketing Specialist

7/23/14 12:40 PM

ACEP14 Scientific Assembly | Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago

Join EMrecruits in Chicago this October for emergency medicine’s premiere educational event, ACEP 2014! More than 7,000 emergency medicine physicians and residents are expected to be in attendance for the four day event from October 27th-30th.
acep14EMrecruits will be once again be exhibiting and available at Booth #1107 in the exhibit hall to discuss our current emergency medicine physician jobs with you!  We will also have a array of client giveaways for you to take home and a special EMrecruits giveaway... Beats by Dre!

Won't be in attendance at ACEP, but still wish to enter for your chance to win?  We're offering early registration, so enter today!* 

In addition to the available educational opportunities at ACEP14, we hope you will have the opportunity to explore the Windy City and all it has to offer!  Here are the Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago:

1. Architectural Boat Tour
Departing from the Wendella Dock at Trump Tower, an expert architecture tour guide leads you through all three branches of the Chicago River. This 75 minute tour highlights Chicago’s rich architectural heritage, with dramatic views of residential and office buildings along the river. During this tour you will discover a wide range of architectural styles designed by notable architects Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. This tour is kid-friendly and suitable for everyone, especially those interested in the architectural history of Chicago.

2. Willis Tower Skydeck

1,353 feet.  412 meters.  103 floors.  Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, the Skydeck is a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!

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3. The Signature Room at the 95th

Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city.

4. The Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the great Chicago shopping experience with an abundance and variety of boutiques and stores to spark every interest, meet every need and delight every visitor.  The shops on The Magnificent Mile are as diverse as the goods they sell, with towering shopping centers, chic designer studios, intimate specialty retail shops, iconic department stores, lavish luxury boutiques and trendy favorites all within an easy stroll.

5. Wrigleyville

Formerly a working-class neighborhood, Wrigleyville is the nickname to the neighborhood directly surrounding Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs. The culture that has since sprung up around the stadium makes the area a community unto itself.  Wrigleyville offers the very best in city life while providing a close community feel with ample restaurants, bars, and shopping.

6. The Second City 

The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.  They have comedy shows seven nights a week on their stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches. Cocktails and food are available throughout the show.  They also offer The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour, a historic and hilarious walking tour of Old Town every Sunday at 10AM and Wednesday at 4 PM through October 29th!

7. Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who visit the zoo to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings, see gorillas climb trees as the Willis Tower looms in the distance, or forget where they are as they immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.

chicago acep8. The Lakefront Trail of Lake Michigan

One of Chicago's most beautiful assets, its expansive shoreline, is on display in its full glory from the Lakefront Trail.  An impressive 18-mile-long stretch, Chicago's Lakefront Trail is a paved path that extends from Ardmore Street (5800 N. Sheridan Road) on the North Side to 71st Street (7100 S. South Shore Drive) on the South Side. 

Run, walk, bike or rollerblade with the blue waters of Lake Michigan to one side and gorgeous, green parks to the other. There's so much to soak in in addition to the skylines views — pass by peaceful boat harbors, serene nature sanctuaries, bustling boardwalks and more.

9. Museum of Science and Industry

If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket. The Museum of Science and Industry’s focus is broad, with permanent displays that include the popular, health-focused new "You! The Experience" gallery, the new whiz-bang "Science Storms," plus the old faves: a restored U-505 German submarine, a simulated coal mine and a glass-covered hatchery of chicks.

10. Visit a Rooftop

One of the best ways to take in the city – and a favorite among Chicagoans – is to enjoy food and drinks on a rooftop patio

Register TODAY for  our ACEP14 Giveaway!

*Must be an emergency medicine physician or resident to enter

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