Located only 5 blocks from the hotel on North Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile is Chicagoâ€™s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment district. The â€œMileâ€ features 460 stores, along eight downtown blocks, including four separate shopping center, chic boutiques, delectable restaurants, art galleries and museums. Shoppers will find Chicago favorites Water Tower Place, Nordstrom, American Girl, Niketown, Bloomingdales, Crate & Barrel, Sacks 5th Avenue and FAO Schwartz.
- 900 North Michigan – This fashionable shopping center features six levels of upscale retailers and department stores, such as Bloomingdale’s, several restaurants, a full-service salon and spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.
- Water Tower Place – Located just a few blocks from the River North Hotel, Water Tower Place features Marshall Field’s, a Chicago tradition, Lord & Taylor, and 100 popular stores. A unique themed food court and restaurant are also on the mezzanine level of this North Michigan Avenue shopping haven.
- Chicago Place – At 700 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago Place features Saks Fifth Avenue, over 50 unique stores, a beautiful floral shop and a food court on the scenic eighth floor.
Give the kids a break from grown-up shopping, and head to Gap Kids- a reliable source for basics. Girls really enjoy American Girl Place, a virtual temple to the collectible dolls. Make your way to the Disney Store next, whose stuffed animals delight even the oldest of kids. For a snack, few places top Garrett Popcorn Popcorn Shop, a Chicago Staple that natives and tourists each line up to buy. Functionality is key at Crate and Barrel, where classic pieces are spiced up with color at affordable prices.