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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  • One Day Staycation before Work

    My new Starwood go to Hotel in Chicago. Everything from the recognition of my Starwood staus to my early check in to excellent bar service from Dennae to my late...

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    The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
  • Nothing

    Quick stay clean room in hotel

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    Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport
  • Friendly

    Coming from a small town I guess I did t realize how bad we'll construction anyways Chicago is. Lucky I had called the hotel and a very patient gal on...

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    Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport
  • Great location

    This is my favorite location on the lake and I always love its closeness to navy pier.

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    W Chicago - Lakeshore

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