Note: All beaches in Chicago are currently closed
Summertime in Chicago is all about spending as much time outdoors as humanly possible, and we can’t think of a better place to soak up the sun than at Chicago beaches. Sure, you can see your favorite band perform at one of Chicago's summer music festivals or enjoy a cocktail at any of the city’s best rooftop bars, but nothing compares to the beauty of Chicago beaches. You'll find sandy lakefront hangouts all along the coast of Lake Michigan, whether you want to join the hordes at North Avenue Beach or chill out by the South Shore Cultural Center. Chicago beaches are among the best Chicago attractions, but you only get about four months out of every year to enjoy them. Find your swimsuit, pack some sunscreen, bring along some friends and spend an afternoon at one of these Chicago beaches.
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