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The Magnificent Mile

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Address: N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 642 3570
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during...
This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, featuring street sales, holiday music and entertainment.
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SHOPPER'S PARADISE!!

Even if you aren't much of a shopper, you'll enjoy the views as you walk the Magnificent Mile. Great restaurants throughout this area. I enjoyed walking "the mile" to include... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Parkersburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Even if you aren't much of a shopper, you'll enjoy the views as you walk the Magnificent Mile. Great restaurants throughout this area. I enjoyed walking "the mile" to include the Navy Pier and Millineum Park. Keep a jacket hand in the spring and summer -- there's a reason they call it the windy city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The shops are beautiful. The avenue is busy and lively. The buildings are tall and interesting. It is a great walk, even in the very cold weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are numerous shops, restaurants and hotels on the Magnificent Mile along with some interesting architecture. A nice way to spend a few hours walking in Chicago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Higher end shops and restaurants make up the magnificent mile. Bring your walking as there are many places to go off the the beaten path.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wasn't all that impressed but glad i walked it. You can see some of the buildings which is about the only good thing. The shopping wasn't great, i found it was better around Oak St at the north end of the mile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you are in Chicago you might as well check it out. Lots of stores some high end and others for everyone. Nice walk if you are looking to kill and hour or two enjoying the sites or just shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This area has shopping for every type of shopper. It has all mainstream stores. It's a good place to walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I enjoyed walking along the Magnificent Mile and perusing the stores here. Mostly there is a lot of high-end shopping, which is expensive, but if you're looking for stores such as Louis Vuitton then this is the place to find them. There are also some nice places to eat. Architecturally, the buildings in Chicago are interesting to look at and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're a die hard shopaholic when you are on your trips, then by all means visit this place. Apart from the architecturally interesting gems, there's not much magnificence this street has to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Two times of the year when it is a good idea to walk the Gucci mile -- summer with good weather and Christmas. Well maintained boulevard where they keep the landscaping up (unlike most of the rest of Chicago). Very expensive shops and restaurants. Christmas lights are nice, but I'd avoid it otherwise in the cold, cold winter.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.