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The Magnificent Mile

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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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Ok visit.

Liked the street performers a little disappointed in the lack of Christmas decore, but maybe we were too early.

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Belinda F
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Liked the street performers a little disappointed in the lack of Christmas decore, but maybe we were too early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of shopping opportunities all along the Michigan Avenue. Great architecture and views to iconic buildings as well as the lake. You will be crossing the Chicago river , passing parks and walking through both past and present history. But saying this - all main streets attract the main brand stores - so as usual you will eventually have to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even if you're not a shopper, this is a great walk to see the variety of beautiful architecture of Chicago, and people watch. If you're a shopper, you'll have fun!!

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Magnificent Mile is a Landmark not to be missed. The street is lined by hotels and stores of varying stages of luxury and the same goes for hotels. Walk down Michigan avenue from the Wrigly building to the Drake hotel. Do not have to buy anything but just get the surreal feeling of being part of it. Enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was just a bus ride away from the hotel and it was a Awesome experience. Busy and Fun. Shopping Was Super. As Always

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice just to walk down mag mile during a cool winter night, bustling with people, lit up with Christmas lights. Good range of stores from designer to Uniqglo.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great stores. High end and middle spectrum stores. Safe area. Beautiful sights. Great restaurants along way. Had a very good time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some of the most well known names in the business are along Michigan Ave. Also some of the most expensive. My wife wanted a candy apple and the only one we could find (in spite of numerous candy shops) was at Bloomingdales. She decided she really did not want to spend the $30 for the apple so she did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see. It features all the high end shops such as Bloomingdale's, Tiffany & Co. etc. It's a great place to people watch, shop and eat. Not sure if it's always lit up or if it was because of the holidays but it was nicely decorated with lights. Oh and if the high end stores are not... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People whom I know keep on telling to go to Magnificent Mile but when I finally went there, all I saw was a strip of shops and that was it.

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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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