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The Magnificent Mile

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Magnificent Mile
As featured in 3 Days in Chicago and 4 other guides
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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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Walk the Walk Chicago Style

I found the stores were great for window shopping. The lovely tree-lined sidewalks made the walk pleasant. I especially enjoyed the beauty of the old stone watertower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found the stores were great for window shopping. The lovely tree-lined sidewalks made the walk pleasant. I especially enjoyed the beauty of the old stone watertower.

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Marcy, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I walked the Magnificent Mile. Reminded me of 5th Ave in New York City. Same busy street with a lot of stores.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

wether you are in Chicago to shop or not Magnificent mile is a MUST. Landmarks, flag stores, beautiful hotels and th Best Boutiques. The 5th avenue of Chicago or BETTER!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and a few friends came to Chciago to celebrate my bachelorette party. We spent alot of time shopping on the magnificant mile during the day. I love that all of the stores are so close and we are still getting to enjoy the outdoors! I will do this again soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To truly appreciate this I suggest walking it from the Bean towards chestnut pl. headed down towards the town. The architecture is stunning. Many Art Deco beautiful buildings. Chicago is easy to walk. Try it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great chance to visit the shopper's paradise in downtown Chicago- pretty windy/cold, but well worth the time and effort!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mile was magnificent! we shopped till we dropped than we ate at the cheese cake factory and shopped more! We went into Tiffanys and even though we weren't buying anything everyone was so nice!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you hate T-shirts and keychains and love Louis Viton Valentino Versaggi etc. this is the mile to walk even if you don't have the money it's worth it to take the walk anyway and see how the upper class live it's something everybody does when they come to Chicago and most hotels are near by it's worth doing when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just walking up and down the the streets window shopping and just seeing everyone from everywhere, going into the different stores just enjoying the summer weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location along the lake, and crossing Chicago river makes this avenue special, in addition you'll find great architecture representing last 125 years of Chicago history. Plus shops and department stores, all the famous names and finally a choice of restaurants.... One should have more than just a day

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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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