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Find the Best on the Magnificent Mile

Chicago's famed "Mag Mile" runs along North Michigan Avenue from Oak Street on the north to the Chicago River on the south. Cultural gems include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lookingglass Theatre and Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). Landmark Mag Mile architecture includes the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower and the historic Water Tower, one of the only buildings to survive the 1871 Chicago Fire. Here are some of the best ways to experience the area.


Great shopping isn’t the only highlight in this Chicago destination. There are also incredible restaurants including a steak house from NBA great Michael Jordan, the award-winning Purple Pig and “Top Chef ” mecca Spiaggia.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312.321.8823 

Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312.280.2750

The Purple Pig, 444 N. Michigan Ave., 312.464.1744

The Purple Pig (Courtesy The Purple Pig)


The 13-block stretch of the Magnicent Mile offers great shopping at high-end and unique boutiques.

Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312.944.2010

Uniqlo, 830 N. Michigan Ave., 877.486.4756

Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312.440.3580, shopwatertower.com

Water Tower Place (Courtesy Water Tower Place)


The biggest news to hit the Mag Mile recently is the opening of the World’s Largest Starbucks in November. The 43,000-square-foot location has four floors and includes a roastery, cocktail bar and restaurant plus all the hot and cold drinks you love. 

The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Ave., 312.787.9596

Eno Wine Bar, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312.321.8738

Starbucks, 646 N. Michigan Ave., 312.283.7100

Starbucks (Courtesy Starbucks)


Whether you’re looking for art, theater or a family activity, the Mag Mile has it all with the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), the Lookingglass Theatre (co-founded by David Schwimmer) and American Girl Place to enjoy year-round.

MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312.280.2660

Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave., 312.337.0665

American Girl Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 877.247.5223