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.
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.
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.
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.