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The Magnificent Mile

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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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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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A great venue in Chicago

Every metropolis in the world has a main venue , street or avenue. Michigan Avenue or Magnificent Mile is Chicago's. For about 10 blocks from Lake Shore Drive to the river is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every metropolis in the world has a main venue , street or avenue. Michigan Avenue or Magnificent Mile is Chicago's. For about 10 blocks from Lake Shore Drive to the river is a great venue, similar in some degree to 5th Avenue or the Champs de Elysees. It is a must and easy walk. Once you get to the river,... More 

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The magnificent mile really wasn't that impressive, just a lot of expensive chain shops. However, it does have good views of downtown

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What more could you want: great shopping, great buildings, great people-watching, great walking. It truly lives up to its name, and is one of the best urban experiences in America.

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We walked the magnificent mile to shop, eat and watched a show at NBC Tower..what was nice when We got tired we Ubered back to the hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the big buildings, and such an abundance of shops to go into...this trip had it all. The weather was unseasonably warm, so we took advantage of walking alot on Michigan Ave, and going into many stores. It was wonderful.

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If you can hit it in the summer its the best, if not its still good. You'll find plenty of shopping, street performers, places to eat and its only getting better with age! A must see if you're in the city.

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Excellent shopping but way to crowded the weekend of our visit. I think we ran into some of the early spring break crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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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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