Visitors to Chicago’s United Center on the city’s west side have several museum attractions to enjoy within a few miles since it’s close to the Loop, Greektown and Little Italy.
Well-known museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and lesser-known cultural institutions like the National Hellenic Museum and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame are easily accessible and near the busy indoor sports arena and performance center.
Don’t miss your chance to get a photo taken on The Ledge at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) which is just two miles away straight east on the United Center.
Popular sightseeing spots like Millennium Park and Navy Pier are a bit farther but still a short cab ride away. The Chicago Lakefront Trail is enjoyable any time of the year but especially during warmer days when you can walk the trail.
If hockey is part of the reason you’re visiting, don’t miss your chance to see the NFL Stanley Cup championship winners, the Chicago Blackhawks, practice for free at Johnny’s IceHouse West.
Restaurants are plentiful within a few miles from the United Center and we list our top 10 here. Several restaurants offer free shuttle service to the UC so after you’re done sightseeing, be sure to get some great food before venturing to see the performance or game.