The Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile
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The Magnificent Mile is a prime hospitality, dining and retail destination in the heart of Chicago. This section of Michigan Avenue, running from the banks of the Chicago River to Oak Street, features more than 460 shops, from high-end boutiques like Gucci and Burberry to pocket-friendly department stores. Amid lots of shopping and fine dining options, don’t miss the avenue’s historic landmarks like the Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower. You can also take a walking tour of the area to make sure you’ll cover all the must-sees or stay in a room with an impressive view of downtown Chicago. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Chicago • 5 min walk
  • Grand • 6 min walk
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  • Lazaro S
    Spain, El Centenillo, Spain2 contributions
    Love it
    I must say that this street is amazing. I recommend , if you visiting Chicago you must have to walk here. is full or amazing historic buildings and places to eat. A large variety of fashionables shops. You can walk everywhere and you can find great stuff.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • 2BEis2SKI
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,389 contributions
    One of the best city walks anywhere
    We caught a break with a very nice and sunny albeit it chilly February day and spent a lot of time walking all over. This is really a spectacular walk although by early afternoon, there were so many people out enjoying the nice weather that it was a little too crowded for comfort. Still, this is a really unique and special way to see Chicago and I highly recommend it.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 31 March 2023
  • makeitso4u
    Chicago, Illinois527 contributions
    Fun place to visit
    Great area to shop and explore. Go ice skating in the winter or enjoy great concerts at Milineum Park. The Iconic Bean is there, art museum and so much more. Great during the day.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2023
  • t e
    Phoenix, Arizona31 contributions
    A Million things to do and see!
    Fun non stop shopping and eating! Seemed like anything you'd like. It was hard to choose what store or restaurant to go to. Check out a map so you don't miss a place.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Deborah W
    3 contributions
    Fun city to visit
    Chicago is a clean interesting city with amazing food. We were only there for 3 days. We stayed at the Hilton Chicago and toured The Art Institute and The Chicago 360. The Art Institute has amazing art especially impressionistic paintings. Saw the whole city from the 90th floor of the 360. The shopping is great in that same area. We ate at Au Cheval where we had delicious hamburgers although the wait was long on a Friday night. We also had Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Mahnati’s which was amazingly delicious - we called ahead and got right in.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
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Mohammad Abbas S
Karachi, Pakistan8 contributions
Jan 2024 • Business
It was very cold but Chicago is equipped to handle the cold spells so no disruptions in my plans. Chicago is always a wonderful place to visit
Written 24 January 2024
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960lori
Windsor8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Chicago Magnificent Mile did not disappoint. We were in awe the whole trip. We would definately think about going back
Written 22 January 2024
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Big Mike
Manlius, NY434 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you have shopping to do and no budgets in mind then you have come to the right place. Every high end want can be fulfilled in one mile
Written 27 December 2023
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Deborah W
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Chicago is a clean interesting city with amazing food. We were only there for 3 days. We stayed at the Hilton Chicago and toured The Art Institute and The Chicago 360. The Art Institute has amazing art especially impressionistic paintings. Saw the whole city from the 90th floor of the 360. The shopping is great in that same area. We ate at Au Cheval where we had delicious hamburgers although the wait was long on a Friday night. We also had Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Mahnati’s which was amazingly delicious - we called ahead and got right in.
Written 2 November 2023
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mohanthomas9362
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed the river architecture cruise, MJ the musical, the deep dish pizza and the food at the Girl and the Goat restaurant.
Written 7 September 2023
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debra M
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
We stayed on the Magnificent Mile. It was fabulous. We felt so safe , I can’t lie we were nervous as all the news about Chicago is about crime. But, staying in the downtown core is so very safe. The police patrol the area, all the expensive boutiques have armed security guards, so as you can imagine there is no crime in this area. The flowers all over the downtown ore made the trio even nicer. It smelt so beautiful and people were very friendly. Well most were. I would avoid Tiffany’s at all
Costs. They are the most arrogant and ignorant store I have ever been in. We have been to Tiffany’s in many different cities, but this one on the Magnificent Mike is just deplorable. The staff ignore you, the staff are ignorant and they avoid you at all costs, unless you come in wearing designer clothes and LV hand bags. Truly out a damper on the overall feel of the Magnificent Mile. Would go back to Chicago and enjoy the downtown beach again and Rosebuds Italian restaurant, but would walk right past Tiffany’s. Avoid Tiffany’s and your trip will be exceptional!!!
Written 31 August 2023
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Frederick P
5 contributions
Aug 2023
We enjoyed our brief stay, saw the Air Show (great) took in a lake cruise, and enjoyed a set and great food at Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant on E. Hubbard Street.
Written 22 August 2023
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gspawn2019
North Providence, RI4 contributions
Oct 2022
Admittedly the Mag Mile isn't for me. I don't care about shopping. But Chicago is an especially bad place to try and do something like this. There are usually a ton of beggars swarming the street at any remotely decent hour. The car traffic is incredibly loud.

If you want architecture, there is both an architecture museum, and some really excellent river tours. And walking tours, and so forth. None of my favorite restaurants are on the Mag Mile. It's basically just shoppers, beggars, and workers going to and from Chicago's equivalent of Wall Street.

If you're really impressed by tall buildings and fancy shops, I get it, don't let me discourage you. But there are tons of people who avoid the area entirely because we know homeless people were urinating all over the building last night and today your kid is pressed right up against the same glass staring into a shop. Definitely not for me.
Written 17 August 2023
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matl2022836
11 contributions
Aug 2023
Check out the wide variety of stores on Michigan Ave and the wonderful architecture in Chicago. Favorites were the American Girl Doll Store and the Chicago Blackhawks Store
Written 17 August 2023
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,245 contributions
Nov 2022
Over the years this has change a lot and yet not so much. From older buildings around the Water Tower (sadly the vertical same-name shopping mall is now rather sad) to the new additions, past the Hancock and up to the Wrigley, what a fabulous advert for Chicago
Written 8 August 2023
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