North Michigan Avenue is One of the Greatest Avenues in the World

Michigan Avenue or The Magnificent Mile famous for its shopping Chicago, Illinois, USA

A short drive from Oak Park Place is one of the greatest avenues in the world. We are talking about North Michigan Avenue, which is better known as The Magnificent Mile. It’s home to shops, restaurants, museums, and so much more, and is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon.

Highlights include:


As Chicago’s flagship store, this Bloomingdale’s location features six levels of upscale shopping. Bloomingdale’s has been wowing shoppers since the late nineteenth century and offers exclusive merchandise along with customized service. The staff is friendly, and the varied selection includes blazers, luxury watches, and scented candles. You can get all your gift shopping done and enjoy a beautiful setting at the same time.

Chicago Spirit Cruises 

Chicago Spirit Cruises depart from Navy Pier and feature fabulous skyline views. The dinner cruises offer a delicious buffet as well as onboard entertainment such as giant Jenga and shuffleboard. The menu includes Italian meatballs, braised beef short ribs, and oven-baked Atlantic cod.

Chicago Sports Museum 

Another highlight is the Chicago Sports Museum, which offers a truly interactive experience for sports fans. According to ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Matt Barrie, “If you’re a Chicago sports fan, this is a must.” There are a variety of exhibits to explore, and highlights include Fan Zone, 2016 World Series, and Hall of Legends. Check out their In the News page to see if any fun events are happening before you visit.

Downtown Dogs 

Downtown Dogs is often filled with those who have trekked The Magnificent Mile. This is a fun spot to try Chicago street cuisine, and the casual atmosphere features murals and photographs of adorable canines. The service is always friendly, and the hot dogs include downtown, char, and double char. If you’re not in a hotdog mood, they also offer tasty brats, burgers, grilled cheese, and chicken.

The Magnificent Mile and many other cultural amenities are nearby if you live at Oak Park Place. If you would like to live near The Magnificent Mile, please contact us to arrange a tour of our apartment community. Our leasing agents would love to show you our amenities firsthand. You can also get started on your online application whenever it’s convenient.

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