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.
Tours to The Magnificent Mile
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
The Magnificent Mile reviews
Sure, the Magnificent Mile (or Michigan Ave) has a lot of good shopping. But it's not really unique. There aren't any over-the-top shops; mostly ones you'd find anywhere. It is nicer as you near the..... more »
If it exists you can buy it here. This is the closest thing I have seen to The Champs Elysees in America. Lots of restaurants as well, so you can make a large portion of a day here without leaving... more »
Plan your trip to Chicago
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Chicago
Museums in Chicago
Hidden gems in Chicago
Side trips from Chicago
Historic Sites in Chicago
Nearby attractions in Chicago
Trips to The Magnificent Mile by other users
54 days in Canada, United States, Mexico & South America BY A USER FROM IRAQ Montreal Ottawa Toronto 6 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Food Tours Lincoln Park Conservatory Ernest Hemingway Birthplace 55 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dayton Columbus Saint Louis 4 days in Illinois BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower Boat Tours & Water Sports Millennium Park 7 days in Chicago, Wisconsin & Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Chicago Wisconsin Dells Detroit 29 days in Great Lakes USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Empire Hart Garden