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Oak Street Beach

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Address: 1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Oak St (1000 N) and Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611-5303
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312-747-0832
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Great place for water sports and biking.

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Excellent Beach in Chicago

Oak Street Beach is a offers great views at any time of the year, but late Spring through Summer it is has an electric atmosphere. With the John Hancock and Navy Pier as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oak Street Beach is a offers great views at any time of the year, but late Spring through Summer it is has an electric atmosphere. With the John Hancock and Navy Pier as a backdrop it is a wonderful place to visit when visiting Chicago. During the summer it comes alive as they erect a bar/restaurant area and offer massages,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

In the HOT summers in chicago a must go place. HOT bodies good city views and close to Michgan ave shopping and eateries.Lot's of activities around,

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was nice and refreshing to see this in a big city. People were playing volleyball, swimming, and all other beachy things you might expect.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

When you least expect, a beach. With sand and everything. The best place for jogging. Wonderful view (on sunny days)

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Oak Street Beach is very clean and well-maintained. There are always fun things going on here and it is great for the entire family. Because of its proximity to downtown, it can get extremely busy. For people who may want a more relaxing beach experience, this may not be the place for you. I would suggest looking at South Side... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fun in the sun. Chicago is unique that it's a big city near the beach. Walk along lake front trail and you'll find plenty to do. Oak Street Beach is nice because there's a spot to grab drinks and hangout.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying at the Drake and took a quick walk over to the beach. It was beautiful as always but I was so sad to see it so littered with trash and debris. The views are spectacular and it was packed with bike riders. The beach however was completely abandoned with the cooler weather. The tunnel is a little... More 

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Lyman, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

On the 4th, after visiting 360 Chicago and seeing the beach from the top we decided to walk there and see how it was. It was very fun and the views are gorgeous but the water was FREEZING. It was already only like 70°F outside so we didnt get in the water much. Very pretty though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice little beach escape with a view of downtown, not far from the Magnificent Mile. Good for a swim, sunbathing, or a quick photo op. Worth a visit. Can get crowded in the summer.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

a beach on a beautiful lake with a beautiful skyline in the background. a very different beach experience but we thoroughly enjoyed walking on the beach on an unseasonably warm day

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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