Michigan Ave Guide

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is what Sunset Boulevard is to Los Angeles and Fifth Avenue is to New York--a street not only famous to locals but legendary to tourists. Michigan Avenue boasts the Magnificent Mile, home of high-end departments stores and the best hotels in the city, plus the world-famous Water Tower. Check out our guide to all things Michigan Avenue.

Updated: October 29, 2008

Michigan Ave Guide


800 N Michigan Ave (Park Hyatt Hotel), Chicago, IL 60611

The Park Hyatt's luxurious modern wining and dining oasis soars above Michigan Avenue.

Signature Room At The 95th

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Magnificent Mile bar with upscale drinks and a spectacular city view from 96 floors up.

Tribune Interactive Inc

435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

This elegant, 36-story skyscraper is home to the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Newspaper."

John Hancock Observatory

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

All grace and strength, it's shorter than the Sears Tower, but it's still among the world's 10 tallest buildings.

Water Tower Place

845 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

This mall is almost as much a tourist destination as a full-service shopping center.

The Drake Hotel

140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Guests in search of old-fashioned splendor find it in spades at this world-famous Magnificent Mile hotel.

Wrigley Building

400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

An institution on the Magnificent Mile.