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The 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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food, shopping and attractions all at your fingertips

Popular spot for hotels, restaurant(127 of them), bars, shopping and things to do. Safe and great location .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Popular spot for hotels, restaurant(127 of them), bars, shopping and things to do. Safe and great location .

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Vibrant location with a huge variety of luxury shopping boutiques. A good place to walk and if you are hungry to find somewhere to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must stop for shopping while in Chicago. There are endless stores to choose from. The Christmas lights and clean safe streets make for some fun and entertaining evenings during the holidays.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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So much fun shopping on the "Magnificent Mile", it really lives up to it's name so exciting. I love the hustle and bustle of all the shoppers..

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Great way to spend a day in the city. Close to Navy Pier, and great historical buildings. Lots to see and purchase. Restaurants and shops abound.

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It was fun walking around in the snow and seeing the Christmas decorations. It was lovely. There are lots of shops and restaurants near by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed just window shopping while walking down the strip. It is a must do if you enjoy shopping. I felt pretty safe walking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Magnificent Mile at night during December and it was absolutely perfect timing. Everywhere you looked, there were beautiful Christmas lights and holiday decorations. I would compare this area of Chicago to NYC but much cleaner and less crowded. It was spectacular to see all of the stores and businesses lit up at night with trolleys and horse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must visit here, Shops galore and all types plus Hersheys Factory shop etc. Great buzz when crowded , lots to see here also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It gives you a nice feeling, to be in the largest shopping center of a big vibrant city. The Mag Mile is now gorgeously decorated for the holiday season. Shops, restaurants, hotels, banks - everything is shining and sparkling, it's a holiday atmosphere, and thousands of shoppers are everywhere. May be not so easy to get to some places, but... More 

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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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