you want to be

november 3-6, 2024
chicago, illinois, usa


The awesome scale and irrepressible energy of PACK EXPO International carries over outside of McCormick Place and into our host city. If you love great food, music, architecture, comedy, museums or water views that rival the Caribbean’s, you will love Chicago.

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"Chicago is such as special place. I’m from Brazil so I flew around ten hours, but it’s totally worth it. I’ve attended [PACK EXPO] for the last six years."

- Fernando Costa, Domino Rio

Choosing Where to Stay

You can choose from official PACK EXPO International hotels in several neighborhoods. Where you choose to stay depends on your priorities.

The Loop

  • Close to sights such as Cloud Gate, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Central, walkable location and convenient to all train lines.
  • If near Millennium Station, you have the option to take the Metra train to McCormick Place—only a 7-minute ride.

South Loop

  • Closest to McCormick Place.
  • Near the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field.
  • More limited hotel options and not as walkable as other areas.

The Magnificent Mile

  • Great for shopping, dining and nightlife. Bustling with people day and night.  
  • Numerous hotel options.
  • Being north of the Loop, the Mag Mile is further away from McCormick Place.