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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: 13126423570
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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It is a must to walk along the magnificient Mile with plenty of shops. Start your journey from the DuSable Bridge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the mile interesting and enjoyable but I am not a big shopper so I did not do much here. If you enjoy higher end shopping, then this would be a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a must to walk along the magnificient Mile with plenty of shops. Start your journey from the DuSable Bridge!

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely take the time to cruise up and down the Magnificent Mile both during day light and nighttime hours. Chicago has a gorgeous skyline lit up at night. I was highly impressed. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you plan to visit Hancock tower or to go even more to the north I recommend to walk the magnificent mile. There is lot of shops and nice places to see/vist. Water Tower and Water Tower Place is also worth visiting. I also liked to see the magnificent mile from the South Michigan Ave...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unless you're looking to go shopping, not much to do here besides walk around and appreciate the buildings and area. Very nice part of town, we enjoyed our walk through there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

no lack of shopping on the magnificent mile just a couple blocks from the james there are plenty of stores on the magnificent mile

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the look and feel of the Mile - the wide and beautiful boulevard, the architecture! I shopped at Nordstrom's, bought Chicago popcorn at Garrett's, visited the 360 Chicago Observatory and took photos of the amazing towers and Michigan Avenue Bridge. If you are not staying nearby be prepared to take a cab back to your hotel as all those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of Chicago's great parts where shopping, luxury hotels, bars and restaurants come together all the way down to the beach front on Lake Michigan

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything I come to Chicago to visit family I spend the day downtown. I always have fun. I never get bored on doing it. There are a lot of places to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mag mile has so many amazing shops, it's crazy! Enjoy the hustle bustle of Chicago! Beautiful during the holidays with all the lights!

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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.