The Chicago Air and Water Show officially soars across the lakefront on August 17 and 18 (in addition to some test flights earlier in the week), which means that it's time to find a place to watch the planes and boats. You'll get some of the best views of the action by heading to Chicago beaches, but if you don't feel like spending the weekend on the hot sand, you’ve got options. We've gathered some of the best places to experience the death-defying action, including rooftop bars, outdoor restaurants, some of Chicago's best boat tours and more. Find your preferred vantage point with our guide to where to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show.
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