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The Magnificent Mile

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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Fun, fun in the Windy City!

The Magnificent Mile exceeded my expectations. We were able to find a hotel and public parking deck convenient to traversing the "Mile" and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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Elschbach
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Magnificent Mile exceeded my expectations. We were able to find a hotel and public parking deck convenient to traversing the "Mile" and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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Akron, OH
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The magnificent mile is a good place to do some window shopping while in town. There is a good mix of price ranges for everyone's wallet. The sidewalks are kept up and several cafes and restaurants to stop to grab a snack break. Good place to spend a few hours.

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Thank lmstrad83
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An impressive street, "5th avenue" style shopping with all the big names here. We were only window shopping but the unique Chicago architecture makes it all worth while. In a sunny April day, a pleasant experience.

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Thank Ian M
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There is so much to see and do along the Magnificent Mile; my only complaint is that it's hard to figure out what is where. For example, there isn't a ton of signage and lots of stores are on second or third floors of buildings and it's not always clear where to enter or even that there are shops available... More 

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Thank Christine K
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The thing about the Mag Mile is be prepared for crowds, be prepared for people walking without paying any attention to where they are walking, be prepared for the selfies everywhere. I do love the walk though,. There is something for everyone's taste, and it ends up being a quick enough stroll. They've down a nice job with the planters,... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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Kinda like being on 5th Avenue. Great shopping of all kinds. Perfect to get some miles in. Use this walk to get around the city. And the architecture!!!!

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Thank bigpittstop
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We had planned Chicago into our itinerary for shopping however we're disappointed comparing it to other large US cities. The shops were quite down at heel, the streets were home to many, many homeless (often 4 at intersections) some of whom were quite aggressive in their calls for 'help'. Customer service in the big stores was excellent but there were... More 

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Just a busy down town with tons of people on the street and lots of poorly stocked expensive stores.

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Windom, Minnesota
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Magnificent Mile was only two blocks from my motel. Enjoyed walking along Michigan Ave (Magnificent Mile) and looking at all the shops.

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We walked the mile a couple of times taking in the fabulous gardens on the sidewalks. Tulips of every colour...stunning! If you're in Chicago in April I highly recommend grabbing your camera and walking the Magnificent Mile

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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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