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Father's Day The Magnificent Mile

Jerry Seinfeld once said, “You can tell what year was the best year of your Dad’s life because he seems to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” Well, what better way to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day then to take him to some of the various stores here on Michigan Ave! And if you still can’t convince him to get rid of his old dad sneakers, there’s still an abundance of events going on that’ll make this Father’s Day a memorable one.


  • The Peninsula Chicago

    After a fantastic day with Dad, finish it off with a cherry on top by booking a room with The Peninsula Chicago, as they’re offering 20% off of their guest rooms and suites. They’re also offering 24-hour private e-concierge service, complimentary access to the swimming pool and fitness center, as well as complimentary wireless internet access.

    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 E. Superior St. | 312-337-2888



  • Garret's Popcorn

    No one should leave Chicago without getting some world-renowned Garret's Popcorn. Order now and get $5 Ground Shipping as part of their Father's Day special.

    Garret's Popcorn 
    835 N Michigan | 888-476-7267

  • Burrito Beach Father's Day Special

    June 18-20, Burrito Beach will be offering free delivery from burritobeach.com as part of the Father's Day weekend special. The Taco Meal Kit is recommended and includes your choice of Asada chicken or sirloin steak, flour & soft corn tortillas, jack cheese, sour cream, onion + cilantro, homemade guacamole and sides of Michelada red rice, fat-free black beans, tortilla chips and homemade salsa. You can also choose your bonus item of either a bottle of our signature Michelada Love or 2 fresh-baked cookies. Each kit serves 2-3 people.

    Burrito Beach
    200 E Ohio St. | 312-335-0668


  • Water Tower Place

    This is a must go if you want to elevate Dad's wardrobe. The Water Tower Place vertical mall hosts a number of different clothing stores that will cater to Dad's style.

    Water Tower  
    835 N. Michigan Ave. | 312-440-3580

  • The Shops at North Bridge

    A couple blocks south of the Historic Water Tower, you have The Shops at North Bridge. Visit for another fantastic shopping experience, with plenty of retail options and food for Dad to enjoy.

    The Shops at North Bridge
    520 N Michigan Ave. | 312-625-9290


  • The Chicago Sports Museum & Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

    If your Dad is the ultimate sports enthusiast, this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. The Chicago Sports Museum is hosting a historic sports memorabilia tour followed by a Sunday Brunch. Unique artifacts ranging from David Ross' catcher's gear from Game 7 of the 2016 Cubs World Series White Sox 2005 World Championship last out bat, the net from the shot that won the Bulls their sixth NBA championship, Walter Payton’s final touchdown football and more! Included right after his a lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse 

    Additional Father's Day VIP Experiences on Sunday, June 20 include: 

    Gangster Tour + Cocktails, Bites and 4-Course Dinner | 33 W. Kinzie | 5pm
    Trivia Night @ Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch | 835 N. Michigan Ave. | Fridays 6-8pm  
    Weekly Prizes ($25 gift cards, 2 Tickets to Laugh Factory | Grand Prize (must play 3/4 games per month to be eligible) Cocktail Party for 16 people

    Happy Hour @ Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
    835 N. Michigan Ave. |  M-F 4-7pm  

  • City cruises by Hornblower

    What’s more memorable than a Father's Day Premier Brunch cruise on Lake Michigan? Delicious food, skyline views, and a relaxing cruise?! City Cruises by Hornblower are offering a two-hour brunch cruise on the Chicago River with delicious food and unlimited drinks. But hurry because tickets are selling fast!

    City Cruises by Hornblower
    (888) 957-2634


  • Van Gogh Exhibit

    The immersive Van Gogh Exhibit displays the famous artist's work in a truly illuminating experience, and tickets are available for purchase on Father’s Day weekend.  Bring Dad to check out 500,000 cubic feet of flawless projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. 

    Van Gogh Exhibit 
    108 W Germania Pl.| 844-307-4644

  • Chicago Cubs

    What better activity to do with Dad this Father's Day than to take him to Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 Chicago Cubs Champions for an evening of baseball! The Cubs are on a fantastic roll this season, only 2nd in NL Central Division. On June 20, the Cubs are playing the Miami Marlins, and there are plenty of attractions around Wrigley Field to check out before the batter takes home plate!

    Chicago Cubs 
    1060 W Addison St | 773-404-2827

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