Michigan Avenue is a major north-south road located in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. The northern end of the street is in the Gold Coast Historic District. The southern end is located in the suburb of Harvey. This street is the address for landmarks such as the Chicago Water Tower, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and The Art Institute of Chicago. Michigan Avenue is also the main commercial area for Steeterville.
On Michigan Avenue, the area north of the Chicago River is referred to as the Magnificent Mile, or simply the Mag Mile. This area offers upscale department stores, restaurants, high-end retailers, high-rise office space buildings, and hotels. This area is devoted to affluent tourism. Chicago’s major media firms and advertising agencies are concentrated in the area. The Chicago Tribune newspaper has offices on this street.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you are an art lover then you can’t miss The Art Institute of Chicago. This museum has a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. They exhibit American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art and modern and contemporary art. Mity Nice features home-style meatloaf, backed mac and jack, salads, grilled flatbreads, and microbrews. O’Brien’s Restaurant offers al fresco dining next to the Chicago River. Specialties include Black Angus O’Brien Burgers, wraps, and summer salads.
The nearest major airport to Michigan Avenue is Chicago Midway International Airport, located just 9 miles from Chicago’s center. Another major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport that provides further international and domestic flights and is 19 miles from Chicago. The CTA Red Line’s Chicago and Grand stations are useful for reaching the Magnificent Mile. The Jackson station is close to the Art Institute, as are Loop stations on the Brown, Pink and Blue lines. Millennium and Van Buren Street stations are located along Michigan Avenue serving the Metra Electric and South Shore Lines. The avenue is also traversed by a multitude of bus routes and taxi cabs primarily in the Downtown and Magnificent Mile areas.