Explore Top Finds near Your Renaissance Hotel

Top Finds

Hand-picked recommendations from around the world.

Looking for Chinese street food in London? How about boutiques in Long Beach? Or a pop-up speakeasy in Chicago?

Throw away the guidebook and get connected to what the locals know. Whatever you want to experience on your trip, we’re plugged in and on hand to help you explore the neighborhood.

Our Navigators have curated a list of some of the most fascinating ‘must do’ experiences from each of our Hotels’ neighborhoods.

We’ve collected memorable must-sees for every one of our destinations around the globe, giving you the inside scoop on the best each Renaissance Hotel location has to offer.


Souq al-Gomaa - find
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Souq al-Gomaa

Haggle your way to the price you want, or at least one you can live with, at Souq al-Gomaa, Cairo's famous Friday market.
Souq al-Gomaa is a bustling outdoor market that happens every Friday in Cairo. The offerings are diverse to say the least, with antiques, vintage fashions, bicycles, toilets and live donkeys among the products sold week after week. Prices can often be lowered with some bargaining, but it is best to arrive earlier in the day in order to avoid the largest crowds.
Address: Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Egypt
Opening hours: Friday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
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October War Panorama

This memorial, of Islamic architecture, commemorates Egypt's triumph over Israel in the historic war of 1973 with an interactive exhibition.
Located in Heliopolis, the October War Panorama is a testament of Egypt's victory over Israel in the war of 1973. This fort-like museum features three areas providing insights into the history of the war. One hall showcases a 15-minute multilingual documentary on the events, while nextdoor, a 360 degree film of the crossing of the Suez Canal is displayed in murals and 3D figures. Outdoors, visitors can view statues, original weaponry, military tanks and aircraft wreckage, as well as pick up souvenirs.
Address: Sharia al-Uruba, Corner of Ismail el-Fangari Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20 2 391 3454
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Art Institute of Chicago

Like the Louvre in Paris, visitors from all over the world come to Chicago to view the many gorgeous exhibits showcased here.
From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and drawings, an internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculptures, photographs, Asian, African and American arts, architectural drawings, textiles and more. Many pieces are on loan from the famed Terra Foundation for American Art. Educational programs and guided museum tours are available. Art books, reproductions, postcards and other items are available in the museum shop. Free public lectures are given during weekends.
Address: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60604, United States
Phone: +1 312 443 3600
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 05:00 PM,Thursday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 09:00 PM,Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Willis Tower

Gaze in wonder at the famous Chicago skyline from atop the Sears (now Willis) tower. Enjoy exhibits and a gift shop as well as the view.
While no longer the world's tallest building, the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) still stands proud. High-speed elevators climb 110 stories to the observatory deck, and when clear, the view from 1454 feet (443 meters) can be stunning. Enjoy bird's eye views of Lake Michigan, both the North and South Sides of the city, the surrounding suburbs and, on a clear day, parts of Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. The Skydeck Tour also includes a multimedia presentation and an exhibit with information on the Sears Tower and other architecturally significant buildings.
Address: 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60606, United States
Phone: +1 312 875 0066
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Art of Old India

For beautiful antiques from Asia and the Middle East, look no further. Gilded mirrors, elaborate mosaics and more abound.
Bringing to the US market rare Asian imports since 1974, Art of Old India is a renowned decorative showroom. This award-winning establishment presents valuable pieces which are highly sought after by designers, architects and builders. Find intricately carved ceiling panels, columns, arches, antique furniture, trunks, armories, rugs, velvet carpets, fine textiles, decorative doors, lightings, mirrors, and other fancy furnishings here.
Address: 1030 Dragon Street, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 760 9216