Venue Directions & Hotels
Getting to South Shore Cultural Center
WindyCityThings will take place at South Shore Cultural Center, located on the lakefront on Chicago’s South Side at 7059 S South Shore Dr .
The venue is easily accessible from downtown Chicago via Metra Electric District trains. Board a South Chicago-bound train and exit at South Shore. Trip time from downtown Chicago is about 30 minutes. One way fares are $3.75. We highly recommend taking advantage of mobile ticketing with the Ventra app (App Store, Google Play).
South Shore Cultural Center can be reached by car using Lake Shore Drive. Parking is available for $1.75/hr. UberX and Lyft fares from downtown Chicago are typically just under $20.
South Shore Cultural Center is located at the end of Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. The ride from downtown Chicago is about 50 minutes. A Divvy Bike Share station is conveniently located at the venue entrance.
While we do not currently offer a special room rate, we’re happy to recommend some conveniently located hotels for conference attendees.
The following is a list of suggested hotels in downtown Chicago. All are within walking distance of the Metra Electric District train for convenient venue access.
- Silversmith Hotel 10 S Wabash Ave
- Chicago Athletic Association 12 S Michigan Ave
- Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown 68 E Wacker Pl
- theWit 201 N State St
- Virgin Hotels Chicago 203 N Wabash Ave
Hyde Park Hotel
For those wishing to stay closer to the venue, we recommend the Hyatt Place Chicago South (5225 S Harper Ave) in Hyde Park. The Hyatt is just one block away from the Metra Electric District train for convenient venue access.