Your Chicago Guide to the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is known for its shopping, and for good reason. With several shopping malls, big-name retailers, and unique boutiques this stretch of Michigan Avenue is a shopper’s paradise.

However, the Mag Mile is much more than just stores. With Your Chicago Guide to North Michigan Avenue, you’ll find fun things to do and great places to eat on The Magnificent Mile as well as the Streeterville neighborhood. Also highlighted are places to stay and who has the best amenities, from DIY cocktail kits in your room to visits from the Ice Cream Man.

What else will you find in this comprehensive guide?

  • Where to find the best views
  • How Streeterville got its name
  • Which spots are Fido-friendly
  • The best ways to save money on dining and attractions
  • Where to listen to live music
  • Tips and trivia you can use to amaze and annoy your loved ones
  • How to get there
  • How to avoid paying hotel parking fees

We’ll also include suggested itinerary starters for families, couples, and fans of history and art. This is the only guide you’ll need for The Magnificent Mile.

Here’s what fans had to say about The Local Tourist’s Guide to Navy Pier:

“I really do love this. The tone is particularly excellent – fun, conversational, often humorous. I never got bored reading it, which I often do when I read tourist guides.” Tommy Hensel

“Just finished reading the guide, and I am ABSOLUTELY AMAZED at the content, accuracy, ease of use and comprehensive nature of the guide. I had a few pointers in my head before I started the guide, and you covered them all! I had NO clue that you could valet for so cheap if you eat at one of the listed restaurants- that is ideal for my littles and I when we definitely spend less than 6 hours on the pier.

You should be so incredibly proud of the guide- this is going to help so many tourists, local and afar, truly enjoy the Navy Pier experience. I don’t have one drop of constructive criticism to offer- this is simply amazing!” Cheryl Hanson Leahy, All Dressed Up With Nothing To Drink

“Loved it. Read some of the guide out loud to the family too. We enjoyed all of the history. Perfect! I’ve been to the pier a million times and you captured everything. My wife even quizzed me on things in the guide that might be missing and I kept saying, “She nailed it!” Anthony Martorina, Cheferee, Culinary Fight Club

Navigate North Michigan Avenue with Your Chicago Guide to the Magnificent Mile.

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