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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  • Great stay at the W

    Met every expectation and I would highly recommended to others

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    W Chicago - Lakeshore
  • Great experience

    Convenience location and friendly hotel staff

    ★★★★
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    Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel
  • Wonderful Staff and Stay

    I truly enjoyed my stay, the staff (Alexandra & Andres especially) were wonderful and provided great customer service! The hotel is very cute and modern. The location was good as...

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    Aloft Chicago City Center
  • Great Customer Service

    I have to compliment the Front Desk staff--they were so friendly and professional, and it was clear they were proud to work at the Sheraton and wanted you to know...

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    Sheraton Grand Chicago

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