Allen Center lobby


You can maintain your workout schedule — or begin a new one — in the Allen Center’s Bally Fitness Room, where you’ll find treadmills, an elliptical machine, a stationary bicycle, weight-training equipment and resistance machines. A few moments in the adjacent sauna can be both relaxing and refreshing.

Our guests may also enjoy complimentary use of the Olympic-sized pool, 1/8-mile track, tennis, squash and basketball courts located inside Northwestern University’s 95,000-square-foot Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Complex — just a short walk from the Allen Center. In addition, the campus offers picturesque lakeside paths for walking, jogging or bicycling.

Whether you prefer department stores or cozy boutiques, you’ll find many places to explore along Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, also known as the “Magnificent Mile.” Another favorite local destination is the Old Orchard Shopping Center, an open-air mall located just ten minutes (by car) from the Allen Center. Old Orchard offers a multitude of quality shops, salons and restaurants in a tranquil and beautifully maintained setting. There is also a variety of boutique and brand-name shopping options located just off campus in downtown Evanston.

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