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The Little Park That Could

By Joanna Miller in Miscellaneous on Jun 28, 2006 7:32PM

2006_06_28park.jpgIf you spend much time at Millennium Park or on North Michigan Avenue, it’s no surprise that these are tourist hot spots. You know because you’ve been nearly blinded by a sea of brightly colored capri pants on at least one occasion.

But we kid the tourists. We love them, and they love us. No, they really love us. According to a new study by, Millennium Park is the No. 1 destination for travelers booking online, followed by North Michigan Avenue.

Sure, the park wasn’t finished on time, and it was grossly over budget. But really, that was two years ago, and who cares anymore? Certainly not the tourists. In last year’s study, Millennium Park ranked 35th. Not bad, eh?

Rounding out the top five are New York’s Midtown West and Upper Midtown as well as Las Vegas. International destinations aren’t attracting too many Americans, at least not Americans who look for deals online.

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