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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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Fun & Beautiful!

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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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Green Valley, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We frequently visit this area of Chicago. There are plenty of shopping, dining, and lodging opportunities. Always feel safe walking around at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

LA's Rodeo Drive, Houston's Galleria, NYC's Fifth Avenue, heck Waikiki in Oahu: they all have, more-or-less, the same high-end retail. Saks, North Face, Nordstrom, whatever. Nothing about the shopping per se will stand out (thanks globalization!). That said, you're doing it in Chicago which means that the street-level shopping is not compressed as it is in NYC nor requiring a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lot of walking (not a bad thing) and some amazing shops along the way. It was under construction when we were there, (Oct of 2015) but there was still plenty to see. Make sure you have comfortable shoes on as you will be walking a lot. I don't recommend driving around, just find a place to park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many many things to get in to. Lots of shopping, rest.'s, etc Park is right there and nice place to stroll thru. Soldier Field, Museums all very close and easy to get to.

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Thank Heather S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Michigan Ave is our GO TO destination in Chicago. Our family makes a few trips to Chicago during the year. We make this area our parking destination because it is central to most everything we want to see on a given day trip. We usually start with a Starbucks visit and stroll around the Bean for a few pics. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In summer, this street is full of people and street shows. There are nice stores with lot of choices. I like a walk on this street everytime I visit Chicago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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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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