As one of Chicago's most popular beaches, North Avenue Beach features a unique beach house inspired by a beached ocean liner. Visitors can hit the volleyball courts, grab a snack or rent a bike. Amenities: concessions, lockers, kayak rentals, jet ski rentals, watersports rentals, restrooms, life guard first aid station.
|Venue name:||North Avenue Beach||Contact:|
1600 N Lake Shore Dr
|Cross street:||North Ave|
|Transport:||El: Brown to Sedgwick, Red to Clark/Division. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, 156.|
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Chicago Air and Water Show
Don't be surprised if you get a neck ache from looking up during this two-day event. Join throngs of people at North Beach and surrounding areas to catch air and watercraft demonstrations, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute...Festivals Saturday August 20 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016 FreeRead more
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Yes, it can get a bit crowded in the summer, and even though its summer, the water is still freezing, but its pretty sweet that we have a beach right next to the heart of downtown Chicago. The view of the skyline is absolutely amazing and its never so crowded that you cant find a nice spot to sit with your friends.
This is the beach to go to if you want to see and be seen. It's also got an unparalleled view of the Chicago skyline, as it's basically in the heart of it all. It's a great beach to take a stroll on the pier. Just note: it gets super packed.
DO NOT MISS the Chicago Air&Water Show!
There are huge crowds on Sat. & Sun., so here's a Chicago secret: you can see almost the same show on Friday, when all the planes rehearse - but, without the 1.5M people each day on the lakefront. Take the afternoon off!
If you don't mind huge crowds, you may find yourself going BOTH days - Sat. & Sun., the event is that great!!