The Magnificent Mile

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The Magnificent Mile
4.5
Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
The 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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Chicago • 5 min walk
  • Grand • 6 min walk
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Daryl C
Danville, CA1,000 contributions
Just Another Shopping Street
Jun 2021
Sure, the Magnificent Mile (or Michigan Ave) has a lot of good shopping. But it's not really unique. There aren't any over-the-top shops; mostly ones you'd find anywhere. It is nicer as you near the river. Not because of the shopping but because the buildings get more interesting.
Written June 6, 2021
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO840 contributions
Shopping Mania
May 2021
If it exists you can buy it here. This is the closest thing I have seen to The Champs Elysees in America. Lots of restaurants as well, so you can make a large portion of a day here without leaving. At the end of the Mag is the Oak Street Beach for some awesome views and pics.
Written May 30, 2021
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Sylvia J
14 contributions
A lot to do and see
May 2021 • Solo
There is a lot going on there. I did see some interesting architecture. The 360 observation deck was closed. Great stores there with attentive sales people.
Written May 30, 2021
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,035 contributions
Busy even with restrictions.
May 2021 • Couples
You can tell a Covid restrictions are being lifted as the Avenue was filled with tourists. Sure, some folks are still wearing masks as a precaution and there are lines to get inside popular shops but it is truly busy. It’s good to see people getting out and enjoying themselves along the Avenue. After the year we have had we need to get back to as normal as possible. Perhaps Fifth Avenue in NYC is more popular but I can’t think of anywhere else than that as busy as The Magnificent Mile.
Written May 26, 2021
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MosquitoME
Gorham, ME37 contributions
Pricy shops.
May 2021
Fun to look around in Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom! But ended up at Marshall's/TJ Maxx purchasing more reasonably priced items.
Written May 23, 2021
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Lori T
Dawsonville, GA2,408 contributions
Beautiful flowers along the sidewalk and in the green spaces
May 2021 • Couples
I enjoy walking along N Michigan Ave from the river just to see all the beautifully planted flower beds. From early spring through autumn, the sidewalks and adjoining green spaces are planted with colorful flowers. In mid-May we saw beautiful tulips, which brightened a drizzly day. In early winter the area is decorated for the holidays. This is one of the most beautiful areas of the city, flower wise.
Written May 16, 2021
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,240 contributions
Shopping, if that's what you want
May 2021 • Couples
We walked many blocks along Michigan Avenue. Yes, it is high end stores, malls, but best is the architecture. If shopping is not your intention, then skip it.
Written May 12, 2021
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1Girlwithanopinion
Alexandria, VA8 contributions
Million Dollar Mile
May 2021
So00 many expensive shops, I cant afford. Burberry, Neimans, Salvatore Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany's, etc. Beautiful buildings and architecture and lots of shopping and restaurants.
Written May 5, 2021
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Madison W
Hobart, IN11 contributions
AMAZING
Mar 2021
This was a really fun experience and I would so walk the mile again. There were stores and Starbucks everywhere and a lot of fun people.
Written April 26, 2021
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Melissa
Prescott, AZ65 contributions
Lots of Shopping!
Apr 2021
Lots of great stores to browse. Name brand stores along the way. Great prices and fun to explore. Garrett's popcorn is a must stop!
Written April 21, 2021
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