The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile

N Michigan Ave (btwn E Oak St & Chicago River), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
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The Magnificent Mile® is one of the top ten hospitality, fine dining and retail districts in the world, making it One of the Great Avenues of the World.


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Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard!

Show your same day receipts totaling $250 USD or more from participating businesses, along with your MasterCard card, to the Concierge Desk at Water Tower Place or 900 North Michigan Shops to redeem.

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  • Mazda

    North Michigan Avenue, also known as The Magnificent Mile, is an unparalleled mixed-use district located in the heart of Chicago.

    Mazda · November 12, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    In addition to a plethora of popular shops, The Magnificent Mile is home to three vertical shopping centers: Water Tower Place, The Shops at North Bridge and The 900 Shops. Shop ‘til you drop! Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · September 9, 2010
  • Audi

    Traffic is slow, so you'll have all the time in the world to crane your neck upwards to take in what must be one of the world's most fantastic man-made canyons.

    Audi · April 5, 2011
  • Chevrolet

    In 1924, the first traffic lights in Chicago were installed on Michigan Avenue. The cost? $34,000. Michigan Avenue was also the first street to be raised above lake level to alleviate muddy roads.

    Chevrolet · September 20, 2010
  • ToryBurch

    Michigan Avenue is "magnificent" for a reason. The flower-lined street is home to luxury hotels, top restaurants, major museums and galleries, the best spas and every kind of store you can imagine.

    ToryBurch · April 18, 2011
  • The Magnificent Mile

    There’s so much drama in the neighborhood. Literally. From Shakespeare to Broadway, from improv to local ensembles, entertain yourself with an evening of theatre. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · September 9, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Find a reprieve from the sidewalk bustle in one of the neighborhood’s many green spaces. Seneca Park, Water Tower Park, Lakeshore Park, Olive Park and more! Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · September 9, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Massages, pedicures and facials, oh my! Following a day of retail therapy, transport yourself to a new realm of relaxation at one of the many spas in The Magnificent Mile neighborhood. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · September 9, 2010
  • Todor K.

    The lights on Michigan Ave look great.

    Todor Krecu · November 26, 2009
  • Marc S.

    One of the Great Avenues of the World, Michigan Avenue is a great place to shop, dine and stay..the best of Chicago Read more

    Marc Schulman · November 23, 2009
  • Beth

    wear comfy shoes. do it.

    Beth · December 29, 2009
  • The Magnificent Mile

    The Magnificent Mile is open for business New Year's Day! Water Tower Place: 10am - 6pm; The Shops at North Bridge: 10am - 5pm; The 900 Shops: 12-5pm

    The Magnificent Mile · December 30, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Shop, dine, stay and play in the district through March 31 for your chance to win a $10,000 Shopping Spree! Receive in store or online. Visit the link to learn more. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · March 5, 2011
  • Leyla A.

    When crossing the street, please mind the light. Pedestrians need to pay attention to the DON'T WALK sign so they don't create congestion and traffic delays.

    Leyla Arsan · August 22, 2012
  • @AngelaWoody

    Historic street in Chicago! Be sure to snap a picture of Ms. Monroe in front of the NBC Building.

    @AngelaWoody · December 29, 2011
  • Lauren N.

    Windiest corner of the city!

    Lauren Newman · September 30, 2010
  • Gaston V.

    Beautifull, georgeous, splendid. Enjoy the mixture of architecture and the best shops.

    Gaston Varrenti · August 22, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    North Michigan Ave from the river to Oak St is the city's most prestigious thoroughfare, lined with over 450 shops selling all things luxurious. – Green Guide Editor

  • The Magnificent Mile

    Who doesn't love a value? February 11 - 20, "Just Add" The Magnificent Mile to your day, evening or weekend plans for special value adds at participating businesses. New offers added daily! Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · February 8, 2011
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Catch all the music at Lights Festival Lane! 10am Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; 12:15pm Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players; 2pm Allstar Weekend; 3pm Crystal Bowersox.

    The Magnificent Mile · November 20, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Own a piece of The Mag Mile! “Tulipa Maggie Daley” (1st tulip to be named after mayoral 1st lady) bloomed last spring on The Mag Mile & are being sold for charity. Feel-good fashion for your garden! Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · October 8, 2010
  • Jake S.

    Park your car and walk. Seriously, if you're in a car, this place is frustrating. Get out and walk for a bit.

    Jake Smith · July 8, 2013
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Tour 100 decorated, gigantic hearts on The Magnificent Mile February 1-28 during "Hearts a Bluhm", a campaign for healthy heart awareness from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · January 19, 2011
  • Soulfull

    Some of the BEST shopping I've had in years. If you're into 'Apple' products, their Mag Mile location is pretty dope! The product selection is vast.

    Soulfull · December 29, 2010

    Overwhelming Shopping Experience! The most Perfect Avenue for Style, Fashion, Elegance, and Culture! Loved it and can't wait to go back for more!

    JACKSON · October 19, 2010
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Anthropologie is opening its doors Oct 22 just steps off The Magnificent Mile. And they aren't the only newbies! Click through for more recent openings. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · October 15, 2010
  • Joel M.

    Check in to The Magnificent Mile or log on to for contest entries, insider tips and exclusive offers! Read more

    Joel Morales · October 8, 2010
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Photo challenge! Check out these Documerica photos of Chicago from 40 years ago. Take a photo of the city today and share it with our State of the Environment Photo Project. Read more

  • Jennifer S.

    My favorite place to visit in Chicago. Gorgeous flowers on the sidewalks, great shopping and restaurants. :)

    Jennifer S · June 22, 2011
  • Manbque

    Walk faster please.

    Manbque · May 13, 2011
  • Chuq Y.

    Strap on some walking shoes and walk walk walk the Mag Mile!

    Chuq Yang · March 23, 2011
  • Jeffrey Z.

    Shoppers love it for the stores; tourists, because it is beautiful, convenient, clean, and safe. I love it as an architecture walk. Start south of the river on East Wacker and enter via the bridge.

    Jeffrey Zeldman · August 30, 2013
  • Misha K.

    Stop on the corner of Michigan & Ontario in front of Grand Lux Cafe to watch the street performers, which are usually dancers/singers spray painted head to toe in gold or silver. Don't forget to tip!

    Misha K. · August 23, 2013
  • Judy Z.

    Pretty darn magnificent IMO

    Judy Zhu · July 4, 2013
  • Thompson Hotels

    What’s on the Magnificent Mile? Everything from top tier dining and shopping to world-class museums.

    Thompson Hotels · February 24, 2012
  • Scott Kleinberg

    Take a photo facing north when you see the Water Tower. Always a nice shot.

    Scott Kleinberg · January 21, 2012
  • The Magnificent Mile

    America's 1st shopping festival, In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard®, features fashion shows, concerts, cooking demos & prizes, 8/26-9/8. Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · August 26, 2011
  • The Magnificent Mile

    The Magnificent Mile is debuting the first Shopping Festival in America, Aug 26 - Sept 8! Celebrities, outdoor concerts, fashion shows, culinary events, giveaways + more. Get the details: Read more

    The Magnificent Mile · August 15, 2011
  • Hilmar

    Nice to walk around!

    Hilmar · September 16, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Good shopping if you can afford it

    Dirty Bird · August 10, 2014
  • The Magnificent Mile

    Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard!

    The Magnificent Mile · December 9, 2013
  • Jennie

    Take a nice walk before sunset by the river, great photo opp.

    Jennie · August 28, 2013
  • Carolynn R.

    Good walking shoes are a must

    Carolynn Rine · June 15, 2013
  • Jeff M.

    The Magnificent mile... created in memory of the first time Steinberg "crushed-it"...

    Jeff Manalli · December 12, 2012
  • The Peninsula Chicago

    Check out the second annual Magnificent Mile Festival for incredible shopping specials, live concerts and more starting August 24th!

    The Peninsula Chicago · August 13, 2012
  • Alex A.

    Looking for a great place to shop, here's the place to do so!

    Alex Andrews · April 23, 2012
  • H2o

    Not a lot of folks out when chill temps are around

    H2o · April 5, 2012
  • Lucia

    Great shopping at Water Tower Place :)

    Lucia · March 8, 2012
  • m

    Although you're probably here to shop, be sure to look up and see 4 of the 85 tallest buildings in the world. John Hancock Center, 900 North Michigan, Water Tower Place and Park Tower!

    m · January 18, 2012
  • Miranda P.

    Beware of the suburbanites and stroller brigade!!

    Miranda Powell · December 22, 2011

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