Your trip to Chicago wouldn’t be complete without visiting the famous Millennium Park! From taking a selfie with “The Bean,” to catching a show at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, to letting the tots stomp around in the Crown Fountain, all visitors can find a reason to stop by and take in this Windy City greenery. Need help getting there? Let National Charter Bus handle all your travel logistics so your group can make the most of your day at the park. We specialize in providing a variety of group transportation services for groups of all shapes, sizes, and schedules, so we’re sure to find the perfect fleet to suit your needs. Our representatives are available 24/7 to assist you throughout the rental process, so feel free to call us at 312-392-0239 if you have any questions.
This popular attraction is nestled in the northwestern corner of Grant Park, a lakeside span of green spaces which has been affectionately referred to as Chicago’s “front yard” since the city’s founding. From humble beginnings as a rail yard and baseball field, the park was created along with several other city projects to beautify the city and improve tourist accessibility. Millennium Park is technically a rooftop garden constructed in 1997 over subterranean railroad tracks, a parking deck, and the Harris Theater. The park provides Chicagoans and visitors lush, lakeside views that play host to a variety of annual culture and arts festivals, making it one of the most popular locations in the city.
A private transportation service offers tour groups a personalized and reliable ride tailored to their interests, needs, and desired itinerary. National Charter Bus’ vast network of motorcoaches and professional drivers allows us to craft the perfect transportation plan for any group and occasion, so you can worry less about your passengers’ comfort and enjoy your Chicago trip.
From short-term festival shuttles to grand-scale wedding transportation, we’ve done it all. Need to shuttle a small number of people to the park from somewhere else in the Loop or from anywhere across town? We recommend renting a minibus to service your transportation needs. Don’t let its compact size fool you; this model can comfortably accommodate up to 25 passengers with plenty of interior storage for everyone’s personal belongings. Larger groups or those traveling to Chicago over farther distances should consider investing in a charter bus. Its spacious interior provides enough elbow room for up to 56 passengers per motorcoach and plenty of amenities at no additional cost, like plush reclining seats, WiFi, and air-conditioned cabins.
As many residents and veteran visitors will tell you, Chicago is not the most vehicle-friendly city to tour. From heavily trafficked roads and crosswalks to the vast public transportation system, navigating this city as a newcomer can be confusing and frustrating. Make sure no one in your group has to brave the unfamiliar streets alone by keeping everyone together in a private bus. With your entire group in the same vehicle or fleet, you ensure everyone arrives as one unit, ready to explore all your desired Chicago attractions.
While the Millennium Park underground parking deck accommodates some models of oversized vehicles, there is an 18-foot height and 30-foot length restriction for large motorcoaches. Take these limitations into account by comparing the available minibus and charter bus options. If necessary, your driver can drop you off at the park, find adequate parking a few blocks away, and return when your group is ready to head home. Rather than coordinating carpools and parking for your entire group, let an experienced professional handle all the details before whisking you to Millennium Park and throughout Chicago.
No matter what draws you to Millennium Park, there’s something around every corner to appease tourists of all tastes and interests. This green space can be the backdrop for a quick breath of fresh air, an all-day outing, or anything in between. Here are just a few of the park’s features that draw Chicagoans of all walks of life out to stretch their legs.
Inspired by liquid mercury, this stainless steel-coated sculpture reflects the surrounding lights, sky, and cityscape in all its three-story wonder. This permanent installation is one of the most iconic Chicago landmarks, so you may have to wait your turn to walk under its 12-foot archway.
This attraction doubles as both a public art installation and unconventional water feature. This black granite fountain is composed of a reflecting pool between two 50-foot glass brick towers with LED projections of Chicagoans’ faces. Local and tourists alike come to this popular landmark to splash around and cool off in the hot summer months.
Want to stop and smell the roses? This 2.5-acre garden features a variety of plant life, including select perennials, shrubs, bulbs, grasses, and small trees. Come take a stroll through the garden’s multiple walking paths or attend one of the many lectures, family picnics, and festivals hosted here throughout the year.
This outdoor amphitheater showcases a striking lattice, open-air roof and one of the most technologically advanced sound systems in the world. Many of Chicago’s smaller music festivals are hosted here, and it has been a venue for a variety of events, from the filming of the Oprah Winfrey Show to local yoga instruction.
Whether you plan to spend the day at Millennium Park or just intend to stop by on your way to Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, or any other Chicago destination, let National Charter Bus streamline your travels. Our dedicated 24/7 team of representatives will be happy to assemble the perfect fleet for your tour group, help you arrange transportation for your next private event, or answer any questions you may have. Call 312-392-0239 today for a free, personalized quote!