Lake Michigan, Chicago

A waterfront oasis in the middle of the bustling city of Chicago, Lake Michigan is a must-see urban retreat.

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    The “Third Coast” of the United States

    Lake Michigan, the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world, is sometimes referred to as the third coast of the United States because of its many beaches.

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    Soak Up the Sun

    Chicago's twenty-six miles of public beaches offer up plenty of space to relax in the sun.  The nearby skyscrapers will seem a world away as you find your peace in nature.

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    Take a Boat Tour

    Our favorite tip for any traveler to Chicago is to experience the famed Chicago skyline aboard a boat tour through the city.  A truly “wow” architectural and historical experience, learn the stories behind the iconic skyscrapers and how Chicago grew from a small settlement to one of the largest cities in the world.

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    Chicago’s Navy Pier

    A top destination in the midwest, Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long pier with celebrations, festivals and fireworks happening along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. World-famous sailing competitions and concerts take place all summer along the pier, making it one of our must-sees. 

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  • Loved everything about The Gwen

    Stayed here one night during the Chicago Marathon and could not have been treated better. The front desk employees (especially Maira, Stiffany and Patrick) were among the most attentive I've...

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    The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • Excellent value and a nice facility

    This is our go to hotel near O'Hare as SPG members. It is an excellent value, clean, comfortable and the staff has always been very personable. The only downside is...

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    Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport
  • Great hotel and location but dining staff needs a lot more customer service training

    The hotel itself is great. Modern, spacious, everything you need. The only downside was that for $100 for breakfast for two, I feel like that same amount, which we spent...

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    The Westin Chicago River North
  • Recently Remodled Art Deco Hotel

    Great ambience and close to ... everything. A block off the mile and a short walk to the Navy Pier.

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    The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

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