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Shopping & Dining Along Magnificent Mile

Walk along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and you'll discover a sophisticated shopping lover's dream. Magnificent Mile is made up of an endless list of high-end shopping destinations and gourmet restaurants and is known as one of the world's greatest retail strips. Each city block is packed with so much fun, you can easily spend days exploring the latest in fashion, jewelry, and so much more. Mag Mile is also home to the city's favorite events like the annual Lights Festival that has become a Chicago holiday tradition.


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Open daily

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Free to stroll


  • Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
  • Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
  • Priceless Chicago


  • Shopping
  • Eating
  • Entertainment
  • Spas & Beauty
  • Museums

The Great Chicago Fire

This neighborhood wasn't always one of the city's most prestigious. In 1871 a massive fire ripped through Chicago causing great destruction along Michigan Avenue and Magnificent Mile. The only structure to make it through was the famous Water Tower that still stands today as a beacon of hope.

Water Tower Place

Named after one of the only buildings to survive the great Chicago Fire, today this shopping complex is one of the nation's top destinations for fashion, gourmet dining, and spas. There are over 100 stores to browse in this luxurious eight-story mall with a spectacular indoor atrium.


  • What are some of the most popular shops?

    From top brands names like Best Buy and kid-friendly spots like American Girl Place to luxury outlets like Prada and renowned jewelers like Cartier, there's something for every shopping lover along Mag Mile. You'll even find popular department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's to pick up fashions and accessories.
  • What are the boundaries of Mag Mile?

    This glamorous 13-block section of Chicago stretches along Michigan Avenue all the way from Oak Street to the Chicago River.

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