Things to Do and See in Chicago

Experience the Magnificent Mile

Experience a bustling neighborhood filled with an array of things to do and see in Chicago. If you're looking for the ultimate high-end, high-energy Chicago shopping and sightseeing experience, the Magnificent Mile is it. Located steps away from our gem among hotels on the Magnificent Mile, you can discover some of the most exciting Chicago activities waiting to be enjoyed.

In its book The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers, the National Geographic named The Magnificent Mile, along with Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue, one of the 10 best shopping avenues in the world. A bustling mixture of upscale department stores, restaurants, luxury retailers, and hotels, along with major businesses such as the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Leo Burnett and more giants, The Magnificent Mile sees more than 22 million visitors annually. Learn about our favorite things to do and see in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.


From luxury brands to unique boutiques, the Mag Mile has something for everyone. Some of our favorite stores include:

  • Burberry
  • Forever 21
  • Gucci
  • H&M
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Top Shop
  • J. Crew
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Uniqlo

On Oak Street, you find the following:

  • Barneys New York
  • Jil Sander
  • Loro Piana
  • Prada
  • Tod’s


As one of America’s culinary centers, Chicago houses a dynamic culinary scene, spanning the range from old regional favorites to forward-thinking food trends. Find our favorite spots here:

Downtown Dogs
804 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 951-5141

Rosebud on Rush
720 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-6444

The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744

David Burke’s Primehouse
616 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 660-6000