Upscale DoubleTree Hotel Near the Magnificent Mile
In November, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile turns into a holiday wonderland practically overnight: Strings of twinkling lights appear on practically every twig and branch of the trees along the popular downtown shopping district. Crowds flock to Daley Plaza to buy ornaments, hot spiced wine, and bratwurst at Christkindlmarket, a German-inspired Christmas market open every day. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile is located blocks away from all the colorful holiday decorations in downtown Chicago, as well as Navy Pier and all of the area’s other upscale shops and restaurants.
When you check in, you’ll receive a warm chocolate chip cookie as a welcome snack. You can see the lights of downtown Chicago from the spacious two-queen bedroom, which features ruby-colored linens and dark leather-upholstered chairs.
The onsite Markethouse restaurant has a seasonally changing menu of meals made using local and regional ingredients, as well as an extensive wine and beer list. Additionally, there’s an Einstein Bagels if you want to grab a quick breakfast before hitting up the shops on the Magnificent Mile.
Chicago's Magnificent Mile: Upscale Boutiques and Historical Architecture
On Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, landmark skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building tower over the city's liveliest retail corridor. In total, the stretch of high-end real estate houses some 460 stores, ranging from exclusive designers such as Armani and Chanel to beloved brands including Apple, American Girl, and Gap. Double-decker buses and horse-drawn carriages circle the Chicago Water Tower, a limestone icon that survived the Great Chicago Fire, and droves of shoppers navigate eight levels of boutiques and cafés at the nearby Water Tower Place.
Lake Shore Drive runs two blocks east of Michigan Avenue. Travel + Leisure called this stretch “the greatest architecture road on earth” thanks to the superstar skyscrapers lined up along the lakefront. Looming above them all, of course, is the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)—the tallest building in North America. Runners, cyclists, and runaway lawn mowers travel the adjoining Lakefront Trail throughout the year. A mile and a half north, crowds gather at North Avenue Beach during the summer to people-watch, play volleyball, and listen to live music at beachfront bars.
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