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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Magnificent Mile by using our Chicago sightseeing planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    I expected more from this hyping shopping street in Chicago, but was frankly pretty disappointed, have seen similar in other cities.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Walk among beautiful designer shopping for shopping or just to look at that beautiful Boulevard is a good attraction of Chicago. There are beautiful buildings, restaurants, coffee shops in the region of River North.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Nothing special to see other than a string of stores. Some are high end, others are not. It was very busy with both pedestrian and car traffic. Noisy. Not a place for a pleasant stroll. Not many resta...  more »

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The Midwest's major center for business conventions, Chicago boasts many affordable places to stay, with most hotels located around the airport and the city's central business district. To discover the city from a comfortable base within walking distance of most tourist attractions, aim for one of the big chain hotels in the downtown area. If you're traveling on a limited budget and wish to get a deeper sense of Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods, consider staying away from the pricey city center and explore suburbs on a commuter train line for easy city access.
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