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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...more
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North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Magnificent Mile
+1 312-409-5560
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you don't want to "shop" Michigan Ave is worth a stroll. From the river north to Oak Street you will not be disappointed. The flowers along the sidewalks, the hustle and bustle of the traffic, the energy of the people all add to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking the Magnificent Mile on a sunny day is a great opportunity to enjoy the weather, the architecture, get some exercise and shop! My favorites are the architecture and the candy store. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Depending on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jadester18
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many things to do in this part of Chicago, from a variety of museums, incredible restaurant choices ranging from pizza to burgers to steaks, several piano bars, lots of regular bars, endless shopping opportunities, fabulous building architecture, and all within walking distance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Team_Maltese
Reviewed 3 days ago

I always enjoy walking the down Michigan Avenue after the Thanksgiving Holiday. A new feature this year is the new Apple store located on the river. A great design with fun technology. Nothing beats getting into the Holiday spirit by walking down the Magnificent Mile...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Actually there are a lot of things to do downtown Chicago. Museums, Zoos, Shopping Center and Restaurants. Just take a stroll down Magnificent mile during the summer. Also is a central location for downtown parades. Near the lake and most events. The best place to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artinalgraves
Reviewed 3 days ago

When the weather is nice it's a great walk and opportunity to shop as well as several opportunities for good food.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Try going between Late Spring to Early Summer... The Weather then makes it more enjoyable... There's plenty things to do and see....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cuzincuzin1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wandered up and down the Magnificent Mile several times on my recent visit to Chicago, I could walk it several more times and still not see everything it has to offer! Almost every building is amazing, it's worth slowing down and looking up to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 206claireg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the walk the shops are great. Wonderful places to eat or people watch. I was there on business but had time to enjoy the shopping

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 208judithp
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are from somewhere other than NY or LA, this is the place to visit especially late Spring to early Fall.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Metro BNSF line to Aurora Route 59 Station will be as close as you can get to the outlet malls on public transportation. Then I would suggest you catch an Uber from the train station to the outlet mall. Hope this helps!!
August 16, 2018|
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I would say choose Wicker Park and enjoy the Division Street area or the area around North Ave Damen Ave and Milwaukee Don't miss nearby Wicker Park and Bucktown, the eclectic area Vanity Fair pegged "a square mile of... More
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Birmingham, AL
Family vacation, 3 kids, flying to O'hare or Midway-where... (1 Replies)
Here's my goal: Find a decent hotel for under $120/nt, preferably a suite, late July/early August with easy access by rail to the Loop & Magnificent Mile. High priority on ease of access to rail - I imagine our kids will be very tired by the time we get off the train at the end of the day, and major difficulty getting to the hotel will make for some cranky kids! Can fly into either O'hare or Midway, so hotels nearby would be preferred. Thanks for any input.
June 07, 2006|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Looking for nice, reasonably priced hotel for Oct. 29th-31st (5 Replies)
Hello, We are looking for a nice family hotel for Friday October 29th to the 31st. We'd like to be near the Magnificent Mile, clean, reasonably priced for 2 adults and 2 kids--possible pool. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
October 14, 2010|
Response fromsammybball|
Thanks! Any idea which hotels those are?
Which taxi fare would be less (4 Replies)
to Affinia near Magnificent mile from Midway or Ohare. And about how long would each ride take? Also are the gold coast hot dogs at the airports good samples of Chicagos best dogs? What should i order if so. Thanks
August 18, 2009|
Response fromcliff_rock|
Just order a hotdog w/ everything. I would include sport peppers (sometimes they'll ask, even if you say "everything"), but be careful you may find them too spicy. If so, just pick them off as the residual pepper juice adds great flavor w/o too much spice.