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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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This is a great part of Chicago. All the famous high street brands are there, including some local delights like Dylan's Candy Bar. Also a very pleasant walk with lots of places... read more

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great part of Chicago. All the famous high street brands are there, including some local delights like Dylan's Candy Bar. Also a very pleasant walk with lots of places to rest.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A mile of shops, restaurants and buildings of great architecture. Can find much to do on this street.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll feel like you are in a movie, when you head to this parade. It is enchanting. Security was awesome. Intersecting roads were blocked from traffic with heavy equipment like trash trucks. All the best stores sit along the Magnificent Mile. A shopper's dream!

1 Thank Lora L
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked all along the Magnificent Mile. Beautiful. Had a lot of shopping and eateries. Tulips were in bloom and beautiful.

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I was really impressed with Madison Ave. It is a welcoming downtown site with its many stores ( the best one can ask for)...the many containers of beautiful flowers along the avenue and the width of the street. No one is rushing and one can see the best of Chicago.Great shops and restaurants along the way.

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London, Canada
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Every major city in the US seems to have one of them...a street lined with over priced stores....so if that your thing....well this is as good as any. If you are pressed for time...you can skip this and nit regret it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mag Mile is Chicago's premier shopping, dining and entertaining area. It runs (on Michigan Ave) pretty much from Oak Street at the north down to the Chicago River. Think 5th Ave abbreviated in Manhattan--that feel. This is generally regarded as a safe area of the city and great area to find awesome hotels and restaurants. Some of the city's... More 

1 Thank vagabond116
Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full disclosure, I don't enjoy shopping in the least. I don't like it generally. But this is a very walkable, scenic although busy and chaotic walk. We walked through on our way from our hotel (Park Hyatt) to a restaurant, around 5:30 on a Saturday. At that point, it was crowded, loud people were starting to come out (we had... More 

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States
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Wife and I visited twice during our stay, plenty of shops of every type, lots of local history in the buildings. Many businesses were having sales and several offer military discounts.

1 Thank RLB207
Chicago, Illinois
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First off, the Magnificent Mile and/or Michigan Avenue is the top things to do or just walk around through the city of Chicago! There's fun for everyone of all ages, food, sweets, shopping, activities, great atmosphere and best of all sharing memories that will last a life time! just walking down Michigan Avenue you experience how diverse the city is... More 

1 Thank Erika C

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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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