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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 

Thank PrincetonBailey
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing "magnificent" about it. It's a street. With shops. Maybe it's a Y chromosome thing, but walking past shops, however good they are, doesn't do it for me. If there is something you need to buy, go and buy it. But if you've got time on your hands, don't wander down this street full of shops, go to... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong in Chicago. From high end boutique shops to large international brands, Magnificent Mile will most likely have what you are seeking.

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Winamac, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming, nostalgic, beautifully lighted for Holiday Season. It's what Chicago is known for during the holidays. A beautiful window shopping walking tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just one shopping destination after another; all iconic brands are here; in between are cafes, art centres, souvenir shops, the equally magnificent Chicago River littered with architectural gems; and capped with the Millennium Park and the Chicago Art Institute towards the end - a wonderful walk one cannot get tired of - so much feast for the eyes (if your... More 

Thank Elizabeth L

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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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