4 THE DRAKE HOTEL
When you’ve had your fill of Chicago deep dish, continue north on Michigan Avenue for about nine blocks until you reach the Drake Hotel, a Chicago icon of style and luxury since 1920. A long-time favorite destination of dignitaries and celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Princess Diana, the Drake’s sumptuous interior of royal blue, gold and rich red carpet adds a traditional, old-world feel. Sip afternoon tea and listen to live harp music in the Palm Court, a beautifully decorated room characterized by a large floral arrangement atop a limestone fountain. Tea, finger sandwiches, fruit breads, jams and scones cost $38.