The Magnificent Mile of Chicago is also known as the Mag Mile and the Miracle Mile. Considered one of the best avenues because of its collections of high scale shops, eateries, hotels, cutting edge architecture, spectacular views, sculptures, and high rent office spaces. And lets not forget about the history. The Miracle Mile was created back in 1909 by Daniel Burnham.
The Miracle Mile has over 56 hotels and 124 restaurants. Between these magnificent hotels and restaurants are an assortment of some of the finest retail stores, fashion boutiques, and spas. The Miracle Mile has it all.
It’s also a great place to go people watching. Just pull up a chair at any of the café and get a cup of coffee and watch all the beautiful fashionable people as they strode through the streets and stores that line the Magnificent Mile.
Many people visiting Chicago for the first time often ask, where should I say? Magnificent Mile or Navy Pier? Well the Magnificent Mile (aka Miracle Mile) is right next to Navy Pier so you can stay at either location and not have much problems seeing all the sights in both locations. There are tons of hotels along the Miracle Mile in every budget class. Miracle Mile is a tourist magnet.
Navy Pier is more kid oriented. Given the nature of Navy Pier there are fewer hotels to stay at. There is more walking to do and few cabs to help you move around. While the Miracle Mile is near the Loop so you are in walking distance to all the famous architectural buildings in downtown Chicago.
I prefer the Miracle Mile because it is the place to shop when it comes to the best Chicago boutique shops and designer stores. The North Bridge is also a great place to hang out and people watch as you shop. The night life is tremendous. The Miracle Mile has everything you need if you have a short period of time to visit Chicago. It’s also easy to get around Chicago with the Miracle Mile as your home base.
The Miracle Mile is an amazing section of Chicago that has some of the most attractive architectural buildings, restaurants, cafes, shopping boutiques, stores, and people watching locations in all of Chicago. It’s an tourist magnet as well as a cool place for locals to hang out and to go shopping.