Hotel EMC2 | 4 Things to Know About Streeterville

4 Things to Know About Streeterville

Over the years, Streeterville has become the luxury destination and neighborhood it is today. The history of Streeterville is almost as interesting as its present-day attractions. The area has transformed from an uninhabited fluctuating shoreline to a thriving commercial and residential district; a neighborhood built where there was once only water and sand in the late 1800s.

Today, Streeterville is known for its great restaurants, luxury retail and department stores, tourist attractions, breathtaking views, and historical architecture amongst galleries. So, it pretty much has it all! And while many people have heard of The Magnificent Mile, many don’t know about all of the other exciting destinations and things to do in Streeterville. Here are four things to know about Streeterville that will help you plan your next trip to Chicago and allow you to make the most of your time in the area.

Streeterville is a luxury shopping destination

If you like to shop till you drop, then you’ll love the stores located in Streeterville along Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as The Magnificent Mile. The Magnificent Mile boasts more than 460 retailers including popular brands, department stores, and designer labels. There are a few indoor malls to explore, such as Water Tower Place. You’ll also want to stop by and grab a coffee at the largest Starbucks in the world, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, also located along The Magnificent Mile. 

Streeterville has unique, boutique hotels for your stay in the city

When you visit Chicago, whether for a short weekend trip or longer, you’ll want to stay in a location next to all of the top attractions. Streeterville is the perfect area to book a hotel in since it’s within walking distance to many of Chicago’s best destinations. Hotel EMC2, located in Streeterville, is a 195-room boutique hotel that presents itself at the intersection of art and science. The hotel has rooms that reflect this theme, from artwork to whimsical touches like open-glass WetLabs. It even has robots named Leo and Cleo who assist guests by bringing them room service. You won’t go wrong if you book a room at Hotel EMC2 in Streeterville for your next trip to Chicago.

Streeterville is home to top eateries

You’ll find many excellent restaurants located in Streeterville. And now that the spring weather is here, many restaurants in the area have reopened their outdoor patios to diners. It’s a great time of year to book a reservation at a restaurant with an outdoor patio. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to eat, especially if you’ve never been to Streeterville before. For both an Instagrammable and delicious outdoor patio dining experience, visit the Albert in Streeterville to try signature and innovative dishes.

Streeterville is located close to many of Chicago’s famous landmarks

Streeterville is a great area for visitors and residents alike to see some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks and architectural feats. Some notable landmarks include the John Hancock Center, which is one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. If you choose to visit the John Hancock Center, you can visit 360 Chicago’s Observation Deck, where you can view the city 94 floors up from 360 degrees. Another acclaimed building is the Chicago Water Tower, which was formerly used to pump water to the city’s residents. Now, it stands as a symbol of Chicago’s iconic architecture, as well as a symbol of hope, since it survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Other popular landmarks include Navy Pier, which is home to many attractions like the Centennial Wheel, the Wrigley Building, one of Chicago’s most eminent architectural achievements, and Ohio Street Beach.

Planning your visit

Whether you choose to visit Chicago now or in the future, you’ll have a unique and exciting experience, especially if you choose to explore Streeterville. After you’ve selected your travel dates, you’ll need to decide where you’ll stay on your trip. Consider booking a hotel located in the heart of the city, close to many of these activities. Next up, pack your bags with essentials like comfortable walking shoes and a face covering to keep you safe and healthy. Now you’re ready for your upcoming trip to Chicago filled with breathtaking adventures and spectacular sights. 

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