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zsoldicsa's pictureby zsoldicsa Beaches travel tip
added on the 4th of August, 2010
Although not a typical beach destination, Chicago has got some great beaches on Lake Michigan.

The water is cold in most parts of the year, but it's pretty pleasant and warm around August and September. Not very cold though, I was also freezing a little bit until I got used to it.

If you don't want to swim, you can still row a nice boat on the lake or just walk around on the beach, I loved it. People are nice and the beaches are so clean, you don't see such clean beaches in all the cities.

I would recommend Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, they are the best, I think. :)

Price:
Beaches are free.

 
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