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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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  • Great for wandering. Lots of interesting signs and shops - good exercise to just stroll along the mile  more »
  • It's the Fifth & Madison Avenues of Chicago. Lots of high-end retail stores but also your down-to-earth ones (Walgreens, T-Mobile, etc.) and the extra ones (the Nutella cafe, Dylan's (?) candy store)....  more »
  • This was Amazing! The architecture is absolutely Gorgeous! The views are so enjoyable. Fabulous shopping, cafes, coffee houses. It's so much fun to walk through. Do take your time and enjoy this amazi...  more »