One thing my family and I enjoy are Boardwalk type areas. So we want to go to Navy Pier in Chicago this summer. Was originally planning for June, but got notification that their Annual Taste of Chicago is in July so willing to move plans up by one month. From what I've researched I believe these two are within approx. a mile of one another. So hoping to find a hotel where we can stay at to be able to walk/taxi/bus to both events. Even though we will be driving to Chicago, the only time we want to drive in the city is to come and go. So will need a hotel with parking so as to leave the car as we venture out. Any ideas for hotels. As well as any idea how much time we would need for these events. Also plan to visit the Willis Tower and Lincoln Park.