No trip to Chicago would be without a stroll along Michigan Avenue, to the city's most loved shopping destination, the Magnificent Mile.
Michigan Avenue's shopping district runs for roughly one mile between Oak Street and Chicago River, offering a staggering 3.1 million square feet of retail space. The sheer density of quality shopping will blow your mind, and ensure that no two days are ever the same.
The North Michigan area houses a number of shopping malls, interspersed with great restaurants and luxury boutique establishments. Most shoppers start off at Oak Street, where the area is largely dominated by designer labels and luxury items such as Giorgio Armani, American Girl and Ralph Lauren. 'The Loop', further along, is one of the more mainstream shopping areas, along with Jewelers Street, River North, Armitage Avenue, Southport Avenue, Bucktown, West Division Street and Lincoln Park.
During the warmer summer months, the tree-lined sidewalks come alive with colorful flower beds - this is a great place to go for a relaxed stroll, as well as some retail therapy.
Of course, choosing Michigan Avenue hotels mean you're ideally situated for shopping paradise. Choose the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, and you're only ever steps away from the action.