Bordering on the Magnificent Mile to the south and Streeterville to the east, River North is surrounded by miles of upscale urban things to do. It’s the all-around entertainment epicenter of downtown Chicago, boasting the highest concentration of restaurants and art galleries in the city as well as a busy night life scene. And with celebrity chefs and mixologists come celebrity sightings: famous people from all disciplines have been spotted wining and dining in River North’s world-class restaurants and night clubs. Between the Design District surrounding the Merchandise Mart, the picturesque Cathedral District and the brand-new Riverwalk, architecture lovers will feel right at home. Residents choose from trendy lofts, mini-mansions, and luxury condos in towering high rise buildings with spectacular views. River North is the location of choice for dining, boating, shopping, and year-round entertainment. The RiverwalkChicagoans and tourists alike are just beginning to enjoy the urban planning masterpiece that is the award-winning Chicago Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile pedestrian oasis running along the south bank of the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street. Made up of six distinct outdoor “rooms,” everyone can find their individual slice of paradise on the Riverwalk. The Marina is the place for dining and drinking: City Winery’s patio is a popular spot to lounge, covered by heated domes in the fall, and locals can take a staycation at the Island Party Hut or barbecue-inspired Tiny Tapp.