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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 94%Family Travelers
- 79%Local Culture
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (56 Reviews)
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 28, 2013
I understand its one of the biggest lakes in the US. It does not really look a like due to its expanse but we had fun taking photos. It helped that my cousin was a professional photographer :) Loved the surroundings although we went autumn so it was kinda windy and really cold.
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
The lake is beautiful and oceanic in size. Also a great anchoring point if you are trying to figure out your way in the city. The lake is always East.
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 31, 2013
Growing up on Long Island I'm a huge beach guy...and while we have awesome beaches there...you can't exactly go swimming in the waters surrounding Manhattan just yet...so when I went swimming in Lake Michigan years ago and then walked around Chicago in a bathing suit and sneakers with my buds...we found it fairly amusing
- Lake MichiganOct 20, 2013
Arguably one of the best things about Chicago is its prime access to the shores of Lake Michigan. I love to take long walks along the pedestrian path that starts off Lake Shore Drive near Northerly Island Park (and I like to end up at the Jamba Juice by the Hancock Center for a smoothie). In the summer, you can't beat the sights and sounds of people playing beach volleyball, tossing Frisbees, and sunbathing in the sand.
- Lake MichiganAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 09, 2013
Ahhh the lake...it 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.
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 10Mar 23, 2013
I called my mom the first time I saw Chicago's lake front.
"Mom... there's an OCEAN in the MIDDLE of the CITY!" It's been true love ever since. No matter the season, I find peace, unity and inspiration in and along Lake Michigan.
If you miss walking the lakefront, you've missed the whole thing.
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 13Jan 11, 2013
Chicago's lake front is really nice, especially when it is warm. The views you can get of the Chicago Skyline from the lake are spectacular and is really worth trying to do a cruise of some sort to get some great panoramic pictures
- Lake MichiganMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 04, 2012
Lake Michigan is the greatest of lakes. Suck it Lake Huron!
Most of the Chicago lakefront is publicly accessible and there are 17 miles of shared-use paths starting at the South Shore Cultural Center going all the way up to Ardmore St. Further north there are for-pay beaches.
- Lake MichiganSep 13, 2013
Lake Michigan has so much to offer. A beautiful sun set a night. Hot white sand beaches. My favorite is climbing up the sand dunes! There are seagulls and sea shells. The water isn't crystal clear but it's clean. Such a good relaxing family trip, the beaches never seem to be too crowdedRecommended for:Family Travelers