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Chicago’s Pride: The Magnificent Mile

Date : January 7, 2014

The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is one of Chicago’s most prestigious areas, offering a mile-long section of Michigan Avenue dedicated to both residential and commercial properties.  It is the largest shopping center in the entire city. Many high-end and luxury stores are located within The Magnificent Mile. Hotels, restaurants and many other establishments are located within the mile, and many landmarks are also there to be discovered. The section of town is within the downtown area of Chicago and is also home to some of the largest buildings not only in the city but in the entire United States.

A Look at The Magnificent Mile

Found at The Magnificent Mile are hotels, dining establishments, shopping outlets and tons of entertainment. More than 470 stores are found within the mile, as well as more than 270 restaurants, on top of the entertainment. Additionally the ambiance and the scenery found here is absolutely stunning. Those who choose to visit The Magnificent Mile should plan to make a day of it. The huge mile-long shopping center has so much to see and do you will need this entire time to enjoy it all.

Naming Names

Among the many names found throughout the Magnificent Mile:

–          Best Buy

–          ULTA

–          Chicago Water Tower

–          The Peninsula Hotel

–          Coach

–          Bloomingdales

–          Mary Mary

–          Accent Chicago

–          American Girl Place

–          900 North Michigan Shops

–          Cartier

–          Neiman Marcus

–          The Shops at North Bridge

–          Gucci

–          Drake Hotel

–          Burberry

–          Armani Exchange

This is just a handful of the fun stores and hotels that can be found at The Magnificent Mile. There are also banks found in the Magnificent Mile.

Sales and Events

To make shopping more exciting there are oftentimes sales and special events taking place throughout the carious establishments within The Magnificent Mile. There are schedules available online that will help you learn the exact dates and times of the sales. There are Magnificent Mile wide events and sales and of course there are sales the individual businesses host. Signing up for the email newsletter or to receive text message alerts is a good way to stay on top of things.

–          Secret Sales: Secret Sales take place each day with the stores, hotels and shops found within The Magnificent Mile. Each day a new store and offer is made available, always with significant savings to be enjoyed.

–          Each year the Gardens of the Magnificent Mile is held. This festival enables visitors to take self-guided tours through the landscape, by foot.

–          During the summertime the Summer Concert Series takes place at Michigan Ave. it is free and offers shows for those in the area.

–          Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year, and the lighting of the tree is another event that is enjoyed at The Magnificent Mile. More than one million lights, followed by fireworks, marks the coming of the season.

–          Black Friday Sales: of course those stores at the Magnificent Mile get in on the fantastic Black Friday sales, and you can expect an immaculate deal to come your way during this one.

Enjoying the Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is a mile of fun for boys and girls, men and women. There is something for everyone at the mile, including an array of fun and special events.

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