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The Magnificent Mile

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-642-3570
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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Great shopping

Great shopping on Michigan Avenue. Every kind of store imaginable. Loved visiting Water Tower for a quick Sephora fix.

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Waukesha, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great shopping on Michigan Avenue. Every kind of store imaginable. Loved visiting Water Tower for a quick Sephora fix.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always love walking, window shopping, people watching, and eating at great restaurants. The clothing stores range from chic to haute couture to edgy, with art galleries featuring various mediums. Chicago is a great large city with Midwest friendliness. Driving into the city is not fun or for the faint of heart. But,once you are in the city, the Public transportation... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a small window of time, during our visit, and it was near zero Temps so we didn't get to experience much but there is obviously so much to do

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you haven't been here, please go! This is a safe area unlike south Chicago. Feel free to walk around even at night, but due stay on the M Mile. Lots of great restaurants and shopping.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hotels in the area are geeat. Food options are ok. Shopping for the rich is plentiful. Cool to look around but takes a certain bank roll to actually shop the mile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to buy things... go along the mile, there are a lot of stores around that you can spend all day just walking.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The lights on the trees at night are really pretty. It was January, 30 degrees with a lot of wind, and super crowded on a Sunday afternoon. I can only imagine what it would be like in the summer!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Most of Chicago looks run down and not worth getting mugged for to dangerous for tourist except the rich playground of stores and restaurants

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Always a fun spot to hang out with family. Lots of awesome shops, Chicago River, historic buildings. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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Maybe a bit over rated or overhyped for the average consumer. There are quite a few high end stores and a number of overcrowded regular stores. Quite a few people begging on the overcrowded street. Not quite the experience I'd hoped for.

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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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