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The Magnificent Mile, Chicago

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An upscale shopping district, The Magnificent Mile, lives up to its name with a selection of high-end stores, luxurious restaurants, and hotels covering multiple blocks downtown. Several of the tallest buildings in the world sit in this district like the John Hancock Center and the Trump International Hotel and Tower, which offer stunning views of the city's architecture and lakefront. The area also features iconic landmarks such as the Historic Water Tower, one of the longest-standing structures in the city, which was built in 1869 and was one of the few surviving buildings after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Watch a show at the theater, marvel at the museums, or explore the abundant and various boutiques and stores. For The Magnificent Mile and beyond, use our Chicago travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Chicago vacation.
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  • Went to imagine a nice town it was feeling like the Ginza main street. I felt safe, many people just walking.
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  • The Magnificent Mile is truly magnificent. Stunning architecture. Great lights at night, as well as its proximity to other attractions. You shouldn't miss this stretch of the city if you're in Chicago...  more »
  • This section of Michigan Avenue truly deserves the title of "The Magnificent Mile". The street is wide and lined with trees and shops. Unfortunately, it's always crowded. We recommend visiting on a co...  more »