Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the northernmost section of Michigan Avenue, north of the Chicago River until Oak Street. It features dozens of high end shops, restaurants, hotels, landmarks, and other attractions.
Location: Superior St and Michigan Ave (center of Mag Mile)
Best Nearby Parking: Before heading out, think about where on the “Mag Mile” you want to visit. Water Tower Place and the Hancock Building on the north end, for example, is literally a mile walk from say Michael Jordan’s Restaurant on the south end. Assuming a central location, the ROW Garage at 606 N Michigan (book on Spothero) is the best option for most people. It’s a large garage you can’t miss, and has great prices.
Free Parking: It’s rare, but there is free street parking near the Mag Mile stretch of Michigan Avenue. You’ll need to check all local signs to verify. Look out for signs about: street cleaning, temporary no parking signs on trees and building, tow zones, and metered spots. Try: 210 E Walton (2 Spots, north side of the street), Chestnut Street (west of Michigan Ave), or Ohio St (east of Columbus).