This One's For the Girls
Hello! I am Katie, an intern for The Magnificent Mile! The Mag Mile is a popular getaway, a fun destination to escape the ordinary. Grab your best friend and explore the district my way!
Breakfast on The Mile
A glorious ladies day starts at Stan's Donuts. This donut and coffee shop has multiple locations in Chicago and a food truck on the way. The magic was born in Los Angeles, and has now expanded throughout Chicagoland. It’s no surprise Chicagoans cant get enough of them: the glazed donut is to die for, which took them 9 months to perfect! Other fan favorites are the lemon pistachio, vanilla with sprinkles, and chocolate old fashion. Try to resist a second donut as you take in the adorable pink interior. As an added bonus, satisfy your midday cravings with one of their amazing gelato shakes! What a tasty way to conquer the morning!
535 N. Michigan Avenue
259 E. Erie Street
Get Glam on The Mile
The Magnificent Mile is home to some to some of the best makeup stores in Chicago. MAC Cosmetics, the mecca of makeup! This location is one of 13 pro stores in the United States and one of the only stores to carry Mac's full line. Not to mention the makeup artists are highly qualified and super helpful. They even run various classes at the Michigan Avenue to help you perfect your makeup skills. Pop in to get your makeup done but be warned, you will come out with a hefty bag of beauty products! Once the experts have worked their magic, it's off to some shopping on the mile!
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Shop on The Mile
Who doesn’t love NORDSTROM? The Magnificent Mile location happens to be a flagship store, which means that it's top notch! This newly-renovated department store is a work of art. The incredible staff put so much love and effort into making this store the ultimate customer experience. The natural light throughout and an open floor plan make perusing through the vast amount of options calming and delightful. Nordstrom works with bloggers and celebrities on specially curated sections, cute pop-ins, as well as have an impressive up-and-coming designer area. Just when the store couldn’t get any better, there's an amazing bar on the men’s level. This one-stop shop has everything from home décor to makeup and couldn’t be a more pleasant experience!
55 E. Grand Avenue
Lunch on The Mile
Shopping on the magnificent mile works up an appetite! Water Tower Place is a downtown mall like no other, it's a shoppers paradise with eight levels and over 100 stores. After you've shopped till you dropped pick yourself back up with a quick but quality lunch at Mity Nice Bar and Grill located on the mezzanine level of the Water Tower Place! The chic but cozy space tucked away at the back of the food court serves modern classic American comfort food. Explore an impressive menu with a wide range of options such as flatbreads, burgers, salads; sure to impress every appetite!
835 N. Michigan Avenue
Animals on The Mile
No girls day is complete without some cute creatures in the mix! The Shedd Aquarium is a must-see Chicago attraction. Ogle at all sorts of animals from seahorses to sharks and of course the most adorable otters. The aquatic show is not your typical live animal presentation; see how the Shedd way of training highlights the incredible natural behaviors of sea lions, dolphins, and beluga whales. The Shedd Aquarium always leaves guests eager to come back for more. Be sure to check out the new stingray touch exhibit!
1200 S. Lakeshore Drive
Relax on The Mile
At some point your and the gals are going to need some rest and relaxation. Treat yourself to a true pampering experience at Mario Tricoci day spa, conveniently located right on Michigan Avenue. This tranquil space is perfect for all of your spa needs. They offer everything from facials to manicures to massages. Indulge in a luxurious experience including a catered lunch, sleep room, and tons of comfy couches.
900 N. Michigan Avenue
View The Mile
All good things come to an end, and where better to spend the last hours of the perfect girls day than on the 95th floor of an iconic Chicago skyscraper. Soak in the best Chicago views at The Signature Room located in the John Hancock building. The view is simply Chicago sightseeing at its best. Toast to your girlfriends with a bubbly specialty cocktail while enjoying dinner high above downtown Chicago.
875 N. Michigan Avenue