Shopaholics, rejoice because when it comes to retail therapy, Chicago is the place to be. Renowned for its diverse shopping scene, The Windy City offers up something for every taste and style.
We’re talking upscale boutiques on the Magnificent Mile, funky vintage shops in Wicker Park and everything in between. So, whether you’re on the hunt for the latest fashion trends, unique home decor, or one-of-a-kind souvenirs, this city has a shopping scene that’ll leave you crying about the lack of room in your suitcase.
One place you seriously can’t miss during your time in Chicago’s River North neighborhood is Water Tower Place. This spot has it all, from fancy fashion boutiques like Gucci and Burberry to quirky specialty stores and everything in between. With over 100 stores spread across multiple levels, it’s literally like stepping into a shopaholic’s dreamland.
And like we’ve mentioned, it isn’t just about high-end fashion. It’s a treasure trove of fashion gems for every interest and taste. Explore specialty shops like The Spice House, where you can unleash your inner chef and discover flavor explosions you never knew existed. And don’t get us started on Paper Source because if you’re a stationery nerd like us, prepare to geek out over their gorgeous paper goodies.
Where is Water Tower Place?
Water Tower Place is a Chicago landmark on the Magnificent Mile and renowned for its vast selection of stores, restaurants and entertainment options. Nestled inside the historic Water Tower, the combination of modern retail and historical vibes creates an atmosphere that’s just so Chicago, you know? It’s like retail therapy with a side of city charm. Pretty unbeatable.
Water Tower Place isn’t actually just about shopping – it’s a gateway to Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood. Once you’re done #treatingyourself, soak up the atmosphere, take a stroll down the famous Magnificent Mile and soak in the city’s architectural beauty. The Tribune Tower and the iconic Wrigley Building are just a stone’s throw away, adding to the charm and beauty of the area.
What kind of shops are at Water Tower Place?
Water Tower Place is renowned for its vast selection of over 70 stores including American Girl Place, Lego, Akira, Eileen Fisher and many more. To view the full directory of shops, click here.
Can I eat at Water Tower Place?
When your shopping spree makes your stomach growl, fear not – Water Tower Place has got your back. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a leisurely feast, this place has you covered. Picture yourself enjoying brunch at Mity Nice Grill, chowing down on lip-smacking sushi at Wow Bao, or indulging in the heavenly goodness of Garrett Popcorn Shops. We’re suddenly feeling hungry…
Is River North a cool neighborhood in Chicago?
Located just north of downtown Chicago, the vibrant River North neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best art galleries, boutiques and restaurants…and us! Genuinely, what really sets this neighborhood apart is its vibrant art scene. From world-class galleries to funky street art, River North is a mecca for art lovers seeking inspiration and creativity.
And when it comes to dining, this neighborhood truly shines. River North boasts an awesome array of restaurants, ranging from Michelin-starred hotspots to cozy brunch spots and trendy cafes. Whatever your taste buds desire, you’ll find it here.
After the sun sets, River North comes alive – from craft cocktails at a speakeasy or of course, our very own Broken Shaker, live music at a hip bar, or dancing the night away at one of many clubs in the area, this neighborhood has seriously got you covered.
How can I get to Water Tower Place from Freehand Chicago?
Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
If you’re planning on visiting the Chicago Cultural Center during your stay at Freehand Chicago, here are the different options on how to get there:
- Walk (approx. 15 minutes)
- Taxi (approx. 5 minutes)
- Public transportation (approx 12 minutes): Walk 4 minutes from Freehand Chicago to Michigan & Ontario Station, from there take the 147 Howard Station bus 2 stops to Michigan & Chesnut station.From there Water Tower Place is around a 4 minute walk.