The Streeterville neighborhood in Chicago's Near North Side owes its existence to a 19th-century aspiring gunrunner, a squall on Lake Michigan, and a pitched battle with local authorities. When George Wellington Streeter stranded his newly purchased boat on a sandbar, he declared that the little spit of land lay outside of Illinois's domain and was thus his own sovereign district. Such brashness eventually landed Streeter in jail. Nowadays, though, hotels in Streeterville are among the top in the nation.
The easiest way to get to Streeterville from either O'Hare airport or Midway airport is via rapid-transport trains (the famous "L" trains). Designated as the area bounded from the Chicago River to 100 East Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan to 100 East Michigan Avenue, Streeterville is notoriously ritzy—and busy. If you're planning to travel throughout the Windy City and beyond, consider Streeterville rental cars. But public transportation and taxis should serve you fine if you stay at nearby Chicago hotels, and don't worry about getting bored. World-famous Navy Pier stands where Streeter once staked his claim, offering everything from a six-story botanical garden to the Chicago Children's Museum and a massive Ferris wheel for the kids to enjoy. Most Streeterville hotels have excellent food, but you can also find exotic fare throughout the neighborhood. Cruise North Clair Street for Italian, French, and American cuisine, or find Thai, Asian BBQ, and Mexican on East Ohio Street. Want some sandy fun in the sun while you're in the middle of the city? Catch a few rays, build a sandcastle, or take a swim in Lake Michigan at the Ohio Street Beach. Culture lovers ought to peruse the many exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art or even listen to one of the many talks by famous artists.
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