Magnificent Mile

As you are planning your class trip to Chicago, you should spend a day exploring Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The team can shop, dine, and visit a variety of entertainment attractions as part of the experience. This area covers a square mile and is known for its beautiful architecture.


The Magnificent Mile is the place to go for gifts and souvenirs. There are shopping centers, iconic department stores, and trendy favorites all within walking distance. The group will find stores such as Ann Taylor, Columbia Sports Company, Express, Nike Chicago, Best Buy, Water Tower Place, and the Shops at North Bridge. The Water Tower Place Shopping Center contains over 100 stores and is a premier shopping destination for visitors. The Columbia Sports Company has apparel and sports accessories for both indoor and outdoor activities.


Participants can visit a variety of entertainment attractions located within the Magnificent Mile as part of the experience. You will find locations such as 360 Chicago, the Brookfield Zoo, Hershey’s Chicago, Navy Pier, the Chicago History Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. At Shedd Aquarium, your class will find amazing aquatic animals, interactive exhibits, and educational programs for pupils of all ages to enjoy. When the team visits 360 Chicago, you will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the city, the lakefront, and four states. Participants may also want to take tours during the trip to the Magnificent Mile. There are tours such as American Sightseeing and Gray Line Tours, Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Company, Mercury Cruises, and Seadog Cruises. Seadog Cruises offers a variety of options such as the 30 minute Lake Speedboat Tour and the 75 minute River and Lake Architecture Tour.