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The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile

Road, Miscellaneous Shop, and Other Great Outdoors · Streeterville
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.


Based on 258 votes

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    Monica L.
    "I loved walking and shopping at the water tower place"(4 Tips)
    Michele W.
    "Bundle up and enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade"(2 Tips)
    Lucille F.
    "public art and street performers."(2 Tips)
    Carolynn R.
    "Good walking shoes are a must"(4 Tips)

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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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  • Rubi A.

    The best stores to Shop

    Rubi Angel · October 1
  • Amber N.

    Lots of shopping choice

    Amber Nelson · September 23
  • Andrea M.

    Fantastic street in the centre of Chicago. Very nice shops

    Andrea Mainieri · September 8
  • James C.

    Great place for shopping and sites.

    James C · August 27
  • Lucille F.

    Perfect shopping fix combined with a stroll through the seasonal meticulously maintained flora & fauna lining Michigan Ave, enhanced by changing public art and street performers. A great day out.

    Lucille Fisher · August 2
  • Sam W.

    The finest shopping in the Midwest is right here. Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's anchor the ends with Saks and Neiman Marcus in the middle. Happy Shopping!

    Sam Wakim · March 7
  • Janai W.

    A shoppers paradise!!

    Janai Williams · March 1
  • Anamaria H.

    If you're a tourist: DO NOT stop abrupt in front of the stores to take photos of the building. People are actually trying to shop.

    Anamaria Hernandez · December 8, 2014
  • Stefanie K.

    Some of the best shopping around. Start at Rush, walk down Oak then on to Michigan Ave for a mix of high end boutiques, department stores and trendy lower end shops.

    Stefanie K · October 13, 2014
  • Hilmar

    Nice to walk around!

    Hilmar · September 16, 2014
  • Bhanik

    Great shopping

    Bhanik · September 6, 2014
  • Miguel C.

    The shopping, restaurants and the site seeing.

    Miguel C. · August 19, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Good shopping if you can afford it

    Dirty Bird · August 10, 2014
  • Catriona H.

    Many of Chicago's landmark buildings are along this stretch.

    Catriona Hunter · November 21, 2013
  • Darth Z.

    Stop shopping. Go workout. Save money n look good in a space suit. Just saying. Yours truly. Unemployed astronaut.

    Darth Zul · November 19, 2013
  • Jai M.

    The Mag Mile ... aka. the tourist hot spot. From shopping to people watching. #MagMile on instagram @Jai_Myers

    Jai Myers · October 6, 2013
  • 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
  • Jennie

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

    Jennie · August 28, 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
  • Social N.

    Wear sneakers when you walk up and down Michigan avenue. There's lots to see and you want to make sure you see it all before your feet get tired.

    Social News Network · August 13, 2013
  • 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
  • Judy Z.

    Pretty darn magnificent IMO

    Judy Zhu · July 4, 2013
  • Carolynn R.

    Good walking shoes are a must

    Carolynn Rine · June 15, 2013
  • Shakeitha M.

    Traffic not bad today, even with the weather being so nice!!!

    Shakeitha Moore · May 17, 2013
  • Joe R.

    Avoid on Fridays during rush hour.

    Joe Rossetti · March 8, 2013
  • 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

  • Jeff M.

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

    Jeff Manalli · December 12, 2012
  • Fred W.

    Avoid this place like the plague way too many tourist.

    Fred Wu · November 28, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nate R.

    Great shopping!

    Nate Redner · July 2, 2012
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Helena N.

    Great shopping area, everything is lovely and you can find most of the major brands in a small area.

    Helena Nacinovic · May 17, 2012
  • Aaron C.

    A must walk! Shopping, shopping, shopping. Lot's of people on the street locals and tourists coming and going.

    Aaron Cruz · May 14, 2012

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    ARDBEG ROCKET · May 2, 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
  • H2o

    Beautiful day for a walk to lunch

    H2o · April 4, 2012
  • Sruts S.

    Stroll about at your leisure while indulging in a variety of shopping therapy! There're enough restaurants and cafes along the way to keep you fueled!

    Sruts Sam · March 26, 2012
  • Lucia

    Great shopping at Water Tower Place :)

    Lucia · March 8, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thomas H.

    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille offers 15% off when you check in with 3+ folks on the weekends & has special brunch packages/menu for large parties

    Thomas Holland · January 9, 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
  • Miranda P.

    Beware of the suburbanites and stroller brigade!!

    Miranda Powell · December 22, 2011
  • Ken B.

    Getting a cupcake from street truck. More - cupcakes. Ummm

    Ken Box · December 21, 2011
  • David M.

    Beautiful lights at Christmas time. Go at night when there are fewer tourists!

    David Miller · November 25, 2011
  • Evan A.

    Tourist ass street

    Evan Alling · November 4, 2011
  • Bango

    I'm making the journey into Benny's territory for the BMO Harris Bank Festival of Lights Parade on November 19th! See you there!

    Bango · November 2, 2011

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