The Loop is big, bold and vibrant: a bustling blend of historic skyscrapers, outdoor sculpture, suits and high finance, large green spaces, glitzy restaurants, and world-class museums and art galleries. You might expect to find some of those things in what is the country's second largest commercial business district but not necessarily all – and that's what makes the multidimensional Loop such an exciting place to be. You can gaze down and around from the Skydeck in Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building; gaze out onto Lake Michigan as you wander through Millennium Park or along the Chicago Riverwalk; and gaze back at your warped reflection in Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor's polished, aesthetically delightful sculpture more commonly known as 'The Bean.' You certainly aren't short of things to see in the Loop, therefore, and neither are you short of things to do. There's the Art Institute of Chicago, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Field Museum – throw in the swanky restaurants and bars, and The Loop makes for perhaps the most lively of places to stay in Chicago.