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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
Fee: No
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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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Espectacular in the winter!

We visited the Mag Mile in January and it was very beautiful. The light on the trees, the tall buildings, people walking... very beautiful! It's a nice walk when then weather... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Mag Mile in January and it was very beautiful. The light on the trees, the tall buildings, people walking... very beautiful! It's a nice walk when then weather allows it. A must in Chicago!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delight to walk down Michigan Avenue on a sunny day , watching the crowds and just window shopping ? Besides the numerous marquee stores, you pass by the shops at water tower place and the other 'malls' , numerous eating establishments , cross over Chicago river and encounter many of the architecturally classic structures such as the Wrigley... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

II enjoy shopping for my family. So if you do not, I would not suggest you doing this. I find shopping for my family fun. There were a few stores here that we did not have in Las Vegas at the time. Not sure about that now though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked along the mile on our way to the 360 tower. There are a bunch of neat shops here, but it's nothing extraordinary. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but I did enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place for shopping. Particularly enjoyed the music store on the 6th floor of 900 shopping center. I have never seen such an amazing collection of song books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I actually stopped and smelled the flowers during summer. Being a repeat traveler to this part of town myself, I can attest that with every change of season and holidays, the experience you feel walking down this avenue is never the same (in a good way). I've found myself varying my pace depending on the mood I'm in. Some days... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My baby's first trip outside PR and even though it has been a little chilly for our liking it has been an amazing experience. Would recommend to anyone looking to visit Chicago for a sightseeing or just shopping

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't get it. It's a street renowned for its shopping, but I get the same experience (with much the same shops) walking through an airport. Tiffany? Cartier? Bulgari? Buillon? Go to Milan airport if you like this kind of ostentatious crap. They have a better selection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an interesting walk. High end stores and at the end of the street there is a tunnel to walk under the highway to cross under to the beach. Wish we had traveled after the long weekend in May so that the beach would have been warmer. The also had places to change into swim suits there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best street in Chicago for shopping, people watching, dining, and bars. It is easy to walk, and all the buildings are beautiful. Take a stroll for free!

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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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