Magnificent Mile Vacations

Magnificent Mile lies within Chicago. It makes up part of an important city that is home to 2,700,000 inhabitants. The central business of Chicago is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, while Midway International Airport is 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the southwest of Magnificent Mile.

Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile - River North and Chicago, are other places in the area which are also worth discovering.

Chicago’s city center is filled with interesting places to visit, like Willis Tower and McCormick Place. If you have enough time, be sure to check out Millennium Park and Hancock Tower before heading back to Magnificent Mile.

You’ll find many unique cultural highlights in and around Magnificent Mile. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Chicago History Museum, Driehaus Museum and the Chicago Children's Museum. Go and see a live show at the House of Blues Chicago, Chicago Theater and Second City. Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Loyola University Museum of Art, to get your fix of art.

Hang out with the kids at Navy Pier, Harpo Studios and Skydeck Ledge. You will appreciate the incredible animal encounters at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out the nearby green spaces. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. Stare out over the water and go for a long walk at one of the local beaches, for example the North Avenue Beach and the Ohio Street Beach.

Attractions like the Holy Name Cathedral, Buckingham Fountain and Pritzker Pavilion make great places to visit while you are in Magnificent Mile. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions at Cloud Gate and the Chicago Water Tower.

Grab your credit card and head to the Water Tower Place and the Chicago Place Mall for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.

If you're a sports fan, you'll love seeing local heroes, the UIC Flames, take to the field in nearby UIC Pavilion. Make sure to wear indigo blue and flame red, the colors of the UIC Flames.

When it’s time to put your feet up after checking out the charms of Magnificent Mile, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the Congress Plaza Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and the popular Palmer House Hilton.

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