Chicago offers its beaches for sunbathing and swimming or just for taking a walk.

Add to my guide

Chicago's freshwater beaches

Chicago's beach.

Thanks to the length of its lakeshore, up to 33 beaches have been constructed along the waterfront where you can enjoy a peaceful swim or relax for a while. In the northern area, around Loyola Park, you will find several linked beaches for instance Leone or Jarvis Beach Park, Columbia and Hartigan Beach Park. The only beach which allows dog walking is Montrose Beach, very close to North Avenue Beach, a perfect place to go with your family and which has stunning views of the city. After a jetty was built at the mouth of the river, there was a build-up of sand which, over time, became Oak Street Beach, an artificial island which has become a haven for sun worshippers and which has a promenade for cyclists and skaters. To the south, in Jackson Park, is 63rd Street Beach, which was built in 1919, and which since then has been one of the most popular beaches in the city.

Your customised guide

Add files to start to configure your guide

Book your flight to Chicago
Consult prices and dates

10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

Free download