Things to do in Chicago

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  • 1

    Lake Michigan

    58 reviews

    Ahhh the is as much a part of the city as Sears Tower is. Come summer, much of the activity Chicago has surrounds the lake - whether it is the beach, the lakeshore path, the parks, the concerts...not to mention all the boats.

    Popular withOutdoorFamiliesLocal
  • 2

    Lincoln Park

    600 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3016, United States
    27 reviews

    Lincoln Park is Chicago's largest park, and probably one of the largest parks in the world. The Park consists of miles of beaches, harbors, a world class zoo, and playing fields for baseball, soccer, volleyball, and other sports endeavors.

    Popular withOutdoorLocalFamilies
  • 3

    Oak Street Beach

    1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
    14 reviews

    Best beach in the city. A nice place to stroll and look at the skyline or to play volleyball. Hard to really call it a beach even if it has sand and is on the water.

    Popular withFamiliesLocalBudget
  • 4

    North Avenue Beach

    9 reviews

    If you can't be on a boat in the summer you can always stop by north ave for beach volleyball and some sunnin!

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  • 5

    Montrose Beach

    601 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60613, United States
    6 reviews

    A lovely place to spend the afternoon/evening. There are a few trails that, if you ignore the sounds of traffic on Lake Shore Drive, seem to teleport you out of the city and into a world of natural beauty. With beautiful views of the city from the harbor, flowers, plants, picnicking, and a beach, this is a great place for ...

    Popular withOutdoorAdventureFamilies
  • 6

    Ohio Street Beach

    400 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
    4 reviews

    A lesser known beach so it tends to be a little less packed than North Avenue & Oak Street. It is also a great place to watch the air & water show if you want to beat traffic afterwards with a quick escape.

    Popular withOutdoorFamiliesAdventure
  • 7

    Northerly Island

    1400 South Lynn White Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-7801
    3 reviews

    This is a popular summer concert venue in Chicago. While I have never actually been inside, a great place to listen is from the southeast side of the Planetarium and 18th street beach!

    Popular withTrendstersOutdoorStudents
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    Lake Shore Drive Synagogue

    70 East Elm Street, Chicago, IL, United States
    Popular withOutdoor
  • 10

    Washington Park

    Washington Park, Chicago, IL
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  • 11

    300 S Riverside

    Popular withBackpackersOutdoor
  • 12

    North Avenue Beach and Chess Pavilion

    North Lake Shore Drive and North La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    Popular withOutdoor
  • 13

    Jackson Park Beach

    6401 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-3800
    Popular withOutdoor
  • 14

    Kathy Osterman Beach

    1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611-1310
    Popular withOutdoor
  • 15

    Sun Bathin'

    510 W Erie St, Chicago, Illinois
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