Gold Coast Neighborhood Map

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Gold Coast Neighborhood Map

The Gold Coast is located along Lake Michigan, north of Streeterville. The Magnificent Mile runs into the southern end of the Gold Coast and Oak Street Beach lies to the east. The Gold Coast is the most prestigious of Chicago neighborhoods.

Gold Coast Chicago Map Highlights

Gold Coast Oak Street Beach Chicago IL

Gold Coast Oak Street Beach Chicago IL

Located on the Near North Side of the map of Chicago, the Gold Coast is a historic district in Chicago knows for its great dining options and classic architecture. The entire district of the Chicago Gold Coast has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, and certain areas of the tourist-friendly Magnificent Mile are considered part of the Gold Coast Chicago.

Just north of Streeterville on the Chicago map, the Gold Coast is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and makes up a significant portion of the Near North Side. Chicago attractions in this upscale Chicago neighborhood include a number of popular Chicago art galleries, including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. A staple of the Chicago arts scene in the Gold Coast since 1945, the Contemporary Art Museum Chicago showcases progressive art exhibits that change every couple of months or so, keeping this favorite Chicago museum in the Gold Coast fresh year-round.

For more information on the most popular art galleries in the Gold Coast and elsewhere, visit our directory of Chicago art galleries.



Hotels near Chicago's Gold Coast

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MileNorth Hotel Chicago
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago Downtown
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$180* Details
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
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$203* Details
Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile
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$139* Details
Ambassador Chicago
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$162* Details

Restaurants near Chicago's Gold Coast

Attractions near Chicago's Gold Coast

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Contemporary Art Museum Located in Gold Coast ArtsyCulturalHistoricMuseumSights of ChicagoRomantic

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Contemporary Art Museum Located in Gold Coast ArtsyCulturalFamily FriendlyHistoricMuseum

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360 Chicago Observation Deck Located in Gold Coast Sights of Chicago

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Lookingglass Theatre Located in Streeterville Chicago Theater District

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Loyola Museum of Art Located in Magnificent Mile ArtsyCulturalFamily FriendlyHistoricMuseumRomantic

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Gold Coast Chicago Map Highlights

Gold Coast Buildings Chicago Illinois

Gold Coast Buildings Chicago Illinois

In a neighborhood as historic as Chicago's Gold Coast, it's no surprise that some of the most iconic and recognizable buildings in Chicago reside in the Gold Coast. Most notably, the John Hancock Tower is a famous Chicago attraction known for its towering presence and 94th floor Observatory. A favorite with Chicago tourists hoping to avoid the long lines at the Willis Tower Skydeck in The Loop, this famous Chicago building features stunning views of Downtown Chicago and scenic Lake Michigan.

Other famous Chicago buildings on the Gold Coast neighborhood map include the Newberry Library, which has been a mainstay of the Gold Coast in the Near North Side since it first opened in 1887.

Find the locations of the most famous buildings on the Downtown Chicago Buildings map.

For more scenery on the Gold Coast Chicago map, tourists visiting the Windy City during the Summer months will find tan bodies, volleyball courts and sandy shores on the Oak Street Beach in the Gold Coast. Sitting in the shadows of the John Hancock Tower, this popular Chicago beach is more quaint than its South Side counterparts, and features an exercise path for skaters, bicyclists and joggers.

Check out other Chicago beaches in and around the Gold Coast!

Gold Coast Chicago Shopping and Dining

Intersection at Rush and Cedar Streets in Chicago

Intersection at Rush and Cedar Streets in Chicago

Perhaps best known for its Chicago boutique shops and stores, the Gold Coast neighborhood map of Chicago features a number of popular Chicago shopping options, and the northern tip of the Magnificent Mile is located in this historic Chicago neighborhood. However, the most prominent Chicago shopping area in the Gold Coast is State Street.

What was once the main shopping district in Chicago has seen a comeback in recent years, and State Street stores in the Gold Coast have added the popular Block 37 Chicago Shopping Mall and many top designer boutiques. Chicago shopping highlights on the Gold Coast neighborhood map include the Anthropologie and Steve Madden stores in Block 37 Chicago. Farther south on State Street, upscale Chicago shoppers will find high-end fashions at the Prada Boutique Shop, Barney's NYC and Urban Outfitters.

Gold Coast at Night Including East Lake Shore Drive District

Gold Coast at Night Including East Lake Shore Drive District

Once you work up a hunger shopping at the best Chicago State Street Stores, you'll find a number of top Chicago restaurants and dining options nearby. Perhaps the most prominent Chicago restaurant Gold Coast is the original Morton's - The Steakhouse. Serving up only the finest cuts of USDA prime beef, the flagship Morton's Steakhouse is a must for first-time visitors of Chicago, or anyone else craving some of the best steak in Chicago.

If you'd prefer a more casual and affordable American dining experience, travel four blocks north to the famous P.J. Clarke's on State Street. A Chicago institution for years, P.J. Clarke's Chicago offers a great selection of American classics that cater to the vegetarians in the group, but also know how to serve a mean sandwich or burger for lunch.

For a complete list of Chicago restaurants in and around the Gold Coast, check out our directory to the best restaurants in Chicago.

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