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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  • Beautiful and upgraded hotel with non existent service

    I decided to try the Gwen for the first time. Of the SPG properties I've stayed at in Chicago (I've stayed at most of them), the Gwen property is the...

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    The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • Comfort and Convenience

    Loved the hotel and staff were very friendly and attentive. One small issue in my room was addressed immediately. Make sure you check your receipt when checking out as the...

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    Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • My Chicago Home away from Home

    I keep coming back to the W Lakeshore time after time when I visit Chicago. The property was recently renovated and the design is top notch, even when compared to...

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    W Chicago - Lakeshore
  • Wonderful place to saty

    Comfortable, contemporary, convenient! Room was spacious, shower was delightful! Easy to walk to convention center and restaurants. Shuttle drivers very pleasant and dropped us off at various spots!

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    Aloft Chicago O'Hare

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