One of the most affluent neighborhoods in Chicago, the Gold Coast is located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. With famed Magnificent Mile to the South and Oak Street Beach to the east, this historic upscale neighborhood offers some of the finest dining, theater, shopping and nightlife the Windy City has to offer.
Streeterville is nestled between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, making it a prime location from which to discover the very best shopping, dining, entertainment and historic attractions. Popular landmarks such as Navy Pier and the John Hancock Observatory can be found in this colorful and vibrant district.
Named after the elevated “El” train which coils around the city center, the “Loop” is Chicago’s downtown area. A busy business district, this neighborhood also has its fair share of culture. Skyscrapers and office buildings sit next to Chicago’s famed Theater District, which is home to some of the city's most popular productions. Chicago's Grant Park and Cloud Gate sculpture also reside in this district.
River North is a vibrant neighborhood immediately north of Chicago’s downtown Loop area. By day visitors enjoy trendy boutiques, art fairs, galleries, restaurants and antique stores. As night falls, the River North area comes alive with a plethora of hip clubs that draws a chic crowd.
Magnificent Mile is a shopper’s paradise, with over 450 stores sprawled over one mile that extends along north Michigan Avenue. Along with the numerous retail options, visitors to this wildly popular area can experience some of Chicago’s most impressive dining and historic landmarks, including the Water Tower and Pumping Station, one of the very few structures that were left standing after the Great Chicago Fire.
What was formerly known as an industrial area, is now an up-and-coming neighborhood for young professionals. Offering shopping, dining and nightlife, the South Loop has become a huge draw for visitors. From legendary blues clubs to historical landmarks like the 1836 Clarke House, the South Loop is a great neighborhood from which to explore the Windy City.
Lincoln Park is situated north of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods. Offering a myriad of dining, cultural and entertainment options, and close to downtown, Lincoln Park is a great location from which to explore the city.