Chicago Shopping on the Magnificent Mile

Downtown Chicago Attractions Near Mag Mile

Magnificent Mile is a cosmopolitan strip of blocks on Michigan Avenue, from the Chicago River to Oak Street. As one of the premier Chicago hotels near Magnificent Mile, we’re proud to be walking distance from the heart of it.

From stunning architecture to beautiful landmarks steeped in history, Magnificent Mile is astounding. Above all, though, the area is a shopping haven for all ages and budgets

Top 10 Things to Do

Magnificent Mile stores include trendy boutiques, brand name retail chains, electronics, home goods, upscale designers and outlets, luxury shops, restaurants and everything else under the sun.

WATER TOWER PLACE (845 N. Michigan)

This stunning, 8-level shopping center has Macy’s, Sephora, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coach, Clarks and more. Kids will love American Girl Place, The LEGO Store and Candyality. Chicago’s new Broadway Playhouse is here as well. Visitors say the food court is great, plus there’s Mity Nice Grill, Freshli and Wow Bao.

THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE (520 N. Michigan)

This enormous, chic shopping center hosts over 50 world-class specialty boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, Kiehl’s, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, superb restaurants, and much more.

SIGNATURE LOUNGE ON 95TH (875 N. Michigan)

For unbeatable views of Chicago, go the 95th floor of the iconic John Hancock building.

GARRETT POPCORN (625 N. Michigan)

Besides deep-dish pizza, Chicago is known for this scrumptious treat. Irresistible smells waft out the door as lines form to buy a bag of “Garrett Mix,” caramel/cheese gourmet popcorn: a secret family recipe. Visitors gush about how incredible it is. They’re steps outside our door, so grab a bag on your way towards the shopping action.

900 SHOPS (900 N. Michigan)

This elegant mall houses over 70 upscale retailers, including Gucci, Michael Kors, Max Mara, Montblanc, Williams-Sonoma, L’Occitane, Kate Spade and more. Known as a shopping sanctuary among Magnificent Mile stores for the serious fashionista, you can still find some reasonably priced stores, too, like J. Crew and Luxury Garage Sale, with vintage & designer clothing.

WATER TOWER (806 N. Michigan)

This Gothic, castle-like structure was one of the only buildings left on Michigan Avenue after the Great Fire of 1871. It’s the second oldest water tower in the U.S. Go inside and see local artists’ work and official Chicago historic photos.

PIZZA

Sit in front of the wood-burning stove and watch the masters at Bar Toma, for pizza with light, whole wheat crust. For a stuffed pie, head to Giordano’s. For sauce-covered, Chicago deep-dish, try Gino’s East.

TRIBUNE TOWER (435 N. Michigan)

History and beauty come together perfectly on the Magnificent Mile with some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks. The neo-gothic Tribune Tower once won a contest as the most beautiful building in the world. Check out all the stones within the façade of the Tower from other famous buildings around the globe.

PEOPLE-WATCHING

Stroll along Michigan Avenue and do some fabulous people-watching. People from all over the world come to browse Magnificent Mile stores, peruse, and shop till they drop.

SPLURGE

Magnificent Mile is the place to do it. Whether it’s Spiaggia, Chicago’s gorgeous, Michelin-rated Italian steakhouse, or Cartier, Tiffany & Co., La Perla, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Chanel, Rolex, David Yurman, or Ferragamo, if you want to go all out, you’ve definitely come to the right place.