If you are one of the millions of Americans who still enjoys the “traditional” holiday shopping excursions, you understand that this is often no small feat. Head to a major city, and one of the shopping destinations you have to try at least once, the Magnificent Mile. While this place is amazing anytime of the year, you must see what makes it special during the holidays. Like its shopping, the food along this stretch is also something you won’t want to miss. To get you started, Island Trader Vacations invites you to take a closer look at some of the best of the best in Chicago, right here on the Magnificent Mile.
For the burger lover, if you need a little red meat to get you through the shopping frenzy you have a few to choose from that won’t get you to far off course of your main destinations, the shopping. One of the best burgers to be had in all of Chicago is right here along the Magnificent Mile, David Burke’s Primehouse located on North Rush Street. If you want to sample the winner of 2011 Hamburger Hop at Chicago Gourmet head to Bandera on Michigan Ave.
You can’t come to Chicago without having pizza, and you of course have to carb-up for all the walking and the heavy bags you are going to have to carry. Some of the staples of the Chicago pizza experience are quite near. Gino’s East serves up some of the best pies, this is a testament of many. They are located right on East Superior. For a stuffed pie, head to Giordano’s on North Rush Street.
Now to de-stress yourself a bit from all the hustle and bustle you of course have to indulge in a cocktail or two. You’re already here so you might as well head up to one of the best views of the city to the bar on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building. Good thing you are only having one or two, as the price of their cocktails will eat into your holiday budget. If you want to get away from all the chaos of the city from any vantage point, head underground to DiSotta Enotece. It is located in the basement of Francesca’s. It’s the perfect place to rest your weary feet and enjoy a glass of wine.
You have to make sure that you’re needs are being met, whether it’s with a light snack or a cocktail to take the edge off. The last thing you want to be is cranky while you’re holiday shopping. Santa is watching and you don’t want a lump of coal after you spent all this time picking out gifts for others.