Streeterville, Chicago.
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Named for George Streeter, a con artist who crashed his boat in the neighborhood more than 130 years ago – after which he proceeded to rip off, shoot, defile, and fornicate his way through town – Streeterville contains many of the iconic images that represent present-day Chicago to the rest of world, making it a daytime hotspot year round.

Situated between the downtown Loop and the über-ritzy Gold Coast, the area’s western end claims the Magnificent Mile – the shopping heart of Chicago – while to the east looms the massive outdoor promenade and amusement park known as Navy Pier.

Everything is larger than life in Streeterville: the sparkling high-rises like the John Hancock Observatory, the cavernous retail stores from Gap to Bulgari, and the masses of fashionistas, foreigners, and finance types who swarm the luxury hotels and historic buildings.

Cross streets along Michigan Avenue see famous Chicago eateries and giant chains located right next to chic and popular spots that serve some of the finest experimental fare in the city – but due to the outsized nature of the neighborhood, there is a dearth of a centralized bar scene.

A post-dinner nightlife scene does exist, however, in the form of luxury hotel bars and the Navy Pier boardwalk, which is also a great spot for nighttime views of the skyline.

Although tourists outnumber locals at most venues, Streeterville’s central location and fantastic shopping mean that just about everyone in Chicago has a reason to visit the area.

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Top Upcoming Events in Streeterville

April 2014

Apr 26 Sat
2014 Pinot Days Chicago

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October 2014

Oct 24 Fri
Green Festival 2014 (Chicago)

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