Chicago’s Lollapalooza Is a Summer Highlight

Lollapolooza in Chicago in 2016.
Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2016.

After surviving at least six months of brutally chilling winds, Chicagoans are gifted with euphoric blue skies and steamy temperatures during their Midwestern summers. From beach days at the lakefront to endless street festivals at the end of every block, there is no shortage of activities throughout the blazing hot summer in Chicago.

If you’re in the mood to go all out in the Windy City this summer, check out Lollapalooza Chicago. Each year, the music festival sets sail to six global cities, including Lolla Paris, Berlin, São Paulo, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and of course, Chicago, Lolla’s flagship festival spot.

Going strong since 1997, Lolla Chicago is proud to be one of the largest music and arts festivals in North America. With over 130 performances at Grant Park in the heart of Chi, the energy and atmosphere of the party that is Lolla is perfectly complemented by the city scene.

With four straight days of insane performances, headlined this year by The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend, and dozens of more artists, Lollapalooza will not disappoint the hundreds of thousands of festival-goers that will attend this summer

Located in the center of the city, the festival is easily accessible by public transportation from all around Chicago. If you want to stay locally, though, there are plenty of hotel options for festival-goers at every budget.

For more high-end attendees, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, Langham Hotel, and Peninsula, Chicago, offer guests a luxury experience just over a mile from Grant Park, where the festival takes place.

More mid-range attendees have plenty of options to choose from as well, like the Dewitt Hotel and Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, and Chicago South Loop Hotel, all just up the road from Lollapalooza.

For the most budget-minded of guests, the Freehand Chicago, ACME Hotel, and Crowne Plaza are just as conveniently located to the festival, at a much lower price.   Use Bonwi and find just the right Chicago hotel for you and get points you can use later in the summer!

Regardless of their budget, every festival guest has the opportunity to stay locally during their time attending the music festival. After all, a good night’s sleep before the craziest music festival in the States is completely necessary in order to have the best time possible. See you soon, and rock on, Chicago.