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Recreation

Recreation

Things To Do

From the moment you arrive at the beautifully luxurious Palmer House Hilton with the all inclusive, full Retreat program, you’ll see no reason to leave. However, if you want to see the area, the Hilton is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, minutes away from famous attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park, Grant Park and State Street Shopping. Walk to countless Chicago attractions outside the hotel. Family attractions like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Navy Pier are just a quick cab ride away.

On Site Activities

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Balance Spa

As a life enhancement destination, Balance Spa provides a complete range of spa services designed to relax, pamper, and renew. They include massage, hair and makeup, manicures, pedicures, skin and body care.

Health Club

Health Club

You will enjoy a personalized workout regime with a recent addition of new Preva™ by Pre-Cor® cardiovascular machines.  Our Health Club features 10,000 square feet of workout and class space on three interconnected levels which include New Preva™ by Pre-Cor® cardiovascular machines, signature series resistance training circuit, free weights, indoor pool and jacuzzi. Additionally, we have a full range of group exercise classes for all fitness levels that include yoga, boxing, pilates, AquaFit and strength training.

Off Site Activities

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Grant Park

Grant Park consists of 300 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is home to attractions including Buckingham Fountain, the Lincoln Statue, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, and Millennium Park. It also hosts a variety of events and concerts throughout the year.

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the only one of the five Great Lakes entirely located within the United States.

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Museum Campus

The Museum Campus is a pedestrian-friendly park consisting of 57 acres along the edge of Lake Michigan. It is home to three of Chicago’s most popular museums—the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History.

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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has showcased magnificent art collections for more than 150 years. Known for its Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and American paintings, the institute houses more than 260,000 works of art. At one million square feet, it provides a fascinating journey into the more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world.

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Millenium Park

Sitting atop a parking garage and the Millennium Station commuter rail, Millennium Park is considered to be the world’s largest rooftop garden. Located within the northwestern section of Grant Park, Millennium Park features a variety of public art, post-modern architecture, an ice-skating rink, and a variety of other attractions. Numerous events, concerts, and cultural activities are held here throughout the year.

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Chicago Loop Business & Financial District

The Loop is the second largest central business district in the United States.  You’ll find a wide variety of shopping, dining, and cultural activities here.

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State Street Shopping

One of Chicago’s historic shopping destinations, State Street became famous when Frank Sinatra sang its praises in his song “Chicago.” Today, it’s home to a pedestrian mall and a variety of well-known stores.

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Soldier Field

Home to the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field is located within Grant Park.

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Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre was built in 1921 and was the first large movie palace in the United States. Its stunning French Baroque style, magnificent lobby, and grand staircase provide ample reason for a visit while you’re in the area.  Simply walking by is an experience in and of itself as the Chicago Theatre marquee and six-story-high CHICAGO sign are striking icons on State Street. Stage plays, magic shows, comedy, concerts, and more are performed here throughout the year.

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Magnificent Mile

Considered one of the Great Avenues of the World, Magnificent Mile is home to shops, restaurants,  outdoor exhibits, and much more. Officially Michigan Avenue, this is a definite must-see during a visit to Chicago.

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Navy Pier

Historic Navy Pier is Chicago’s premier tourist attraction. Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, visitors here can ride on a 15-story Ferris wheel, eat at one of the many lakeside restaurants, take a boat tour, watch a 3-D movie at the IMAX Theater, visit the Chicago Children’s Museum, listen to live music, and much more.

 

Program

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Scintillating lectures and workshops by world-renowned Jewish educators and thinkers with superb dining and elegant accommodations.

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Children

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The National Jewish Retreat offers an exciting youth recreational program for children ages 2-12.

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Entertainment

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The National Jewish Retreat has been known, over the years, to wow and delight guests with the finest of Jewish entertainment

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