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Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile © Bert Kaufmann
Magnificent Mile © Bert Kaufmann

The stretch of Michigan Avenue in Chicago that runs from Chicago River to Oak Street is known as the Magnificent Mile. Famed for its nightlife, it also serves as the main thoroughfare between Chicago's Loop business district and the Gold Coast. Visitors will love discovering what the Magnificent Mile has to offer, from more than 460 exclusive stores and boutiques, to more than 200 restaurants. There is also historic architecture to be admired on a boat or trolley tour, including the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Center. Indulge in a deep dish pizza, stroll past media houses like the Chicago Tribune newspaper, enjoy the local street performers, or watch the Magnificent Mile change with the seasons. There are even weekly fireworks displays!

Address: Michigan Avenue

Website: www.themagnificentmile.com