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The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile

Road, Miscellaneous Shop, and Other Great Outdoors
Streeterville, Chicago
  • Social N.
    "Wear sneakers when you walk up and down Michigan avenue."(8 Tips)
    Monica L.
    "I loved walking and shopping at the water tower place"(5 Tips)
    Marcela L.
    "Go to place for high end shopping"(2 Tips)
    Lucille F.
    "public art and street performers."(2 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • michigan avenue
  • water tower
  • architecture
  • shoes
  • street performers
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  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!May 26
    Abraham Lincoln!
  • BigNell
    BigNellFebruary 20
    Wear comfy shoes to walk in
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 4, 2016
    Stores are expensive af here, but it is nice to walk it through.
  • Marcela L.
    Marcela LunaOctober 15, 2016
    Breathtaking. Go to place for high end shopping
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful lights in the winter season
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    Originally designed by 19th-century architect Daniel Burnham, this famous section of Michigan Avenue is a potpourri of historic buildings, upscale boutiques, department stores, and posh hotels. Read more
  • John H.
    John HankusDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful architecture. Tons of shopping all up and down Michigan Avenue. Wonderful place to take a stroll no matter what season. Do check out the old water tower.
  • Rubi A.
    Rubi AngelOctober 1, 2015
    The best stores to Shop
  • Amber N.
    Amber NelsonSeptember 23, 2015
    Lots of shopping choice
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MainieriSeptember 8, 2015
    Fantastic street in the centre of Chicago. Very nice shops
  • James C.
    James CAugust 27, 2015
    Great place for shopping and sites.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherAugust 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Janai W.
    Janai WilliamsMarch 1, 2015
    A shoppers paradise!!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezDecember 8, 2014
    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.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Hilmar
    HilmarSeptember 16, 2014
    Nice to walk around!
  • Bhanik
    BhanikSeptember 6, 2014
    Great shopping
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel C.August 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The shopping, restaurants and the site seeing.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 10, 2014
    Good shopping if you can afford it
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    Many of Chicago's landmark buildings are along this stretch.
  • Darth Z.
    Darth ZulNovember 19, 2013
    Stop shopping. Go workout. Save money n look good in a space suit. Just saying. Yours truly. Unemployed astronaut.
  • Jai M.
    Jai MyersOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mag Mile ... aka. the tourist hot spot. From shopping to people watching. #MagMile on instagram @Jai_Myers
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanAugust 30, 2013
    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.
  • Jennie
    JennieAugust 28, 2013
    Take a nice walk before sunset by the river, great photo opp.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.August 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkAugust 13, 2013
    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.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 8, 2013
    Park your car and walk. Seriously, if you're in a car, this place is frustrating. Get out and walk for a bit.
  • Judy Z.
    Judy ZhuJuly 4, 2013
    Pretty darn magnificent IMO
  • Carolynn R.
    Carolynn RineJune 15, 2013
    Good walking shoes are a must
  • Shakeitha M.
    Shakeitha MooreMay 17, 2013
    Traffic not bad today, even with the weather being so nice!!!
  • Joe R.
    Joe RossettiMarch 8, 2013
    Avoid on Fridays during rush hour.
  • 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.
    Jeff ManalliDecember 12, 2012
    The Magnificent mile... created in memory of the first time Steinberg "crushed-it"...
  • Fred W.
    Fred WuNovember 28, 2012
    Avoid this place like the plague way too many tourist.
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanAugust 22, 2012
    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.
  • The Peninsula Chicago
    The Peninsula ChicagoAugust 13, 2012
    Check out the second annual Magnificent Mile Festival for incredible shopping specials, live concerts and more starting August 24th!
  • Nate R.
    Nate RednerJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great shopping!
  • 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
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicMay 17, 2012
    Great shopping area, everything is lovely and you can find most of the major brands in a small area.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzMay 14, 2012
    A must walk! Shopping, shopping, shopping. Lot's of people on the street locals and tourists coming and going.
    ARDBEG ROCKETMay 2, 2012
    The #ArdbegRocket is cruising down the #MagnificentMile in #Chicago as hundreds of spectators look on in amazement. Like us on FB:
  • Alex A.
    Alex AndrewsApril 23, 2012
    Looking for a great place to shop, here's the place to do so!
  • H2o
    H2oApril 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Not a lot of folks out when chill temps are around
  • H2o
    H2oApril 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful day for a walk to lunch
  • Sruts S.
    Sruts SamMarch 26, 2012
    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!
  • Lucia
    LuciaMarch 8, 2012
    Great shopping at Water Tower Place :)
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsFebruary 24, 2012
    What’s on the Magnificent Mile? Everything from top tier dining and shopping to world-class museums.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Take a photo facing north when you see the Water Tower. Always a nice shot.
  • m
    mJanuary 18, 2012
    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!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HollandJanuary 9, 2012
    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille offers 15% off when you check in with 3+ folks on the weekends & has special brunch packages/menu for large parties
  • @AngelaWoody
    @AngelaWoodyDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Historic street in Chicago! Be sure to snap a picture of Ms. Monroe in front of the NBC Building.
  • Miranda P.
    Miranda PowellDecember 22, 2011
    Beware of the suburbanites and stroller brigade!!
  • Ken B.
    Ken BoxDecember 21, 2011
    Getting a cupcake from street truck. More - cupcakes. Ummm
  • David M.
    David MillerNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful lights at Christmas time. Go at night when there are fewer tourists!
  • Evan A.
    Evan AllingNovember 4, 2011
    Tourist ass street
  • Bango
    BangoNovember 2, 2011
    I'm making the journey into Benny's territory for the BMO Harris Bank Festival of Lights Parade on November 19th! See you there!
  • TopGolf Bear
    TopGolf BearSeptember 28, 2011
    Stay away after Thanksgiving. Just come to TopGolf and snag two gift-cards. One for yourself of course.
  • Lou D.
    Lou DoreAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out, the yellow ones don't stop!
  • Gaston V.
    Gaston VarrentiAugust 22, 2011
    Beautifull, georgeous, splendid. Enjoy the mixture of architecture and the best shops.
  • Tripsetc T.
    Great shopping with a good European Touch in Fashions. Give your wife or Girlfriend a good treat by visiting their stores.
  • Miracle Day
    Miracle DayJune 30, 2011
    The district will be overrun by a life-altering occurrence. Join the March on 7.7.11 #MiracleDay
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SJune 22, 2011
    My favorite place to visit in Chicago. Gorgeous flowers on the sidewalks, great shopping and restaurants. :)
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMay 13, 2011
    Walk faster please.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 18, 2011
    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.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LinkApril 15, 2011
    I loved walking and shopping at the water tower place
  • Audi
    AudiApril 5, 2011
    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.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MMarch 23, 2011
    Nice place for shopping in Chicago. Stay in a hotel nearby.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 23, 2011
    Strap on some walking shoes and walk walk walk the Mag Mile!
  • Soulfull
    SoulfullDecember 29, 2010
    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.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 12, 2010
    North Michigan Avenue, also known as The Magnificent Mile, is an unparalleled mixed-use district located in the heart of Chicago.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SharlandOctober 30, 2010
    coffee with my bride.
  • Michele W.
    Michele Williams-WaltonOctober 22, 2010
    Bundle up and enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade with the whole family! Wear good walking shoes, and be prepared to shop!
    JACKSONOctober 19, 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!
  • Joel M.
    Joel MoralesOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Check in to The Magnificent Mile or log on to for contest entries, insider tips and exclusive offers! Read more
  • Lauren N.
    Lauren NewmanSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Windiest corner of the city!
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    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.
  • IntelWiMAX
    IntelWiMAXSeptember 13, 2010
    You're in a WiMAX hotspot. Rest your feet and hop online to check out which stores have great deals... oh yeah, and check your bank account.
  • Beth
    BethDecember 29, 2009
    wear comfy shoes. do it.
  • Todor K.
    Todor KrecuNovember 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The lights on Michigan Ave look great.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SchulmanNovember 23, 2009
    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
  • Roberto M.
    Si te gustan las compras, este es tu lugar.
  • Amani A.
    Amani AlBijadiJune 26, 2016
    I like this street best in Chicago 😍❤️❤️
  • Ozge
    OzgeNovember 24, 2015
    Bir Fifth Aveneu degil ama yine'de çok büyük ve keyifli bir cadde💵💸🌃😎
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GuerreroOctober 16, 2015
    Una avenida sumamente cuidada y bonita! Tiendas de todos los gustos y un gran ambiente! Si eres runner debes correrla!
  • Sonia T.
    Sonia Traverso 😗December 17, 2014
    Lleno de tiendas maravillosas
  • P Chuy O.
    P Chuy OrtegaNovember 6, 2014
    No por coche, usa los pies
  • IJCG
    IJCGJuly 14, 2014
    Abren a las 10 am. No dejes de visitar la torre de agua y la plaza de mujeres, el centro comercial.
  • Elisa
    ElisaMay 21, 2013
    Es el norte de la Avenida Michigan. Maravillosa como su nombre lo indica, amplia, poblada de las más grandes tiendas. Es el equivalente de la 5th Avenue neoyorkina en Chicago
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