Jaslin Hotel puts visitors smack dab in the beating, lantern-clad heart of Chicagoâ€™s Chinatown, which brims with authentic Asian shops and restaurants, including the award-winning Lao Sze Chuan. Itâ€™s convenient location has a lot more going for it than the cool neighborhood surrounding it, though. Itâ€™s the perfect home base for exploring Chicago without having to stay directly in the suit-and-tie hubbub of the Loop, sitting within minutes of the Magnificent Mile, the cityâ€™s world-class museums, and the towering skyscrapers downtown.
To the east of this historic neighborhood lies Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus, a 57-acre lakefront park home to the city’s trio of natural-sciences museums. The Field Museum houses more than 21 million artifacts, including its most famous resident, Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed. Bullfrogs, beluga whales, and moon jellies dwell at Shedd Aquarium, and stargazers will want to make a stop at Adler Planetarium, the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
You don’t have to limit yourself to the Loop during a trip to Chicago. The city’s public transportation system is among the best in the nation. Check out our guide to Chicago public transportation for helpful tips on navigating it like a local.