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The Magnificent Mile

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number:
+1 312-642-3570
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Chicago's Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is...

Chicago's Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is at the center of all that makes Chicago an international destination. One of the top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world, with endless shopping, international cuisine, top rated hotels, lively entertainment, majestic architecture and natural beauty at every turn, The Magnificent Mile offers visitors to Chicago a one-of-a-kind city experience. The Magnificent Mile is the 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north. The Magnificent Mile district extends a full square mile from North Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainments and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.

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a magnificent walk!

just stroll around this "mile" letting yourself surprise by the many elegant shops,each one with its peculiar, unique beautiful flower beds (!). Just enjoy the atmosphere and... read more

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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just stroll around this "mile" letting yourself surprise by the many elegant shops,each one with its peculiar, unique beautiful flower beds (!). Just enjoy the atmosphere and try to catch the magic with your camera!

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hadn't heard of this until my trip to Chicago, but I tell people about it now. A great location for those looking for a little retail therapy.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw a lot of the mag nificent mile by way of the big red bus. The beauty of it being that the guides on the bus explained nearly anything and everything you could possibly want to know as you travelled along and they were passionate about their love of this city they call home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a fun street to walk and see the city. You can see the buildings and the water tower. Also all the shops are on this street not all are high end. So this is a nice street for everyone to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to shop all in one area and plenty of eating places around the Magnificent Mile and within the shopping Malls. Nice to stroll and window shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As one of Chicago's must-sees, the Magnificent Mile does not disappoint. It is clean, has plenty of shops, department stores, restaurants, etc. However, as shopping goes, there really isn't anything new or different that you could not get in any city or suburban mall/town center. It is certainly worth walking through, but don't be surprised if you don't find it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're into shopping you have to take a stroll through the magnificent mile aka michigan ave. There are all kind of stores, upscale and more affordable ones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

February in Chicago can be brutal weather but this year. The Magnificent Mile should have been packed with people but it wasn't. Beautiful weather, stores were open and worth the walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Magnificent Mile is Chicago personified. Even if one doesn't shop or spend money, it is still fun to see the floral displays (spring, summer or fall), the artwork (there is usually something along Michigan Avenue), the panhandlers (sad in many ways, but some are very clever and humorous), and in general to just watch the masses coming and going.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magnificent Mile has all the shopping you can think of, it was also has restaurants. It's very touristy, not really a local place, but it's a must if you have never been to Chicago. There is quite often street performers and horse and carriage rides.

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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.
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