Though the temperatures are dropping, December in Chicago is a festive time. The Chicago Christkindlmarkt, the largest German Christmas market outside of Germany, opens in Daley Plaza on the day before Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve. The market is free to the public and features a whole smorgasbord of […]

Christmas in Chicago

The Magnificent Mile, the (approximately) one-mile-long stretch of Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River, is known for its luxury highrises, fancy boutiques, hotels, and increasingly touristy selection of restaurants. Eight Chicago landmarks and four of the ten tallest buildings are located along the Mile, along with three upscale […]

The Gold Coast, the Magnificent Mile, and Streeterville