A Beach Day in the Windy City: 5 Essential Things To Do


A beach amongst the skyscrapers? You betcha! Head to the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to enjoy the sun and a little adventure with these five beachy must-dos.

Kayak Your Heart Out

Make your way onto the Lake with one of Kayak Chicago’s exciting kayak tours! Enjoy the skyline views any time of day with their Lake Skyline Paddle, Fireworks Float, or Sunset on the Lake tours – the choice is yours!

Paddle It Out

Test your balance on a standup paddle board! Head out onto Lake Michigan with Chicago SUP and see the Chicago skyline from a whole new view. Hourly rentals run $35 per hour and you can even take part in specialty expeditions like firework tours or fitness classes.

Get (Ship)Wrecked On a Boat

A ‘shipwreck’ on the sand, Castaways is a vibrant party where you can grab a bite and a beverage. Sit on the patio and take in the sights, sounds (we’re talking live music on the boat and excitement on the beach) and tastes of the great outdoors in Chicago.

Wheel Your Way Up the Trail

Rent a four-wheeled Surry cycle from Absolutely Segway Tours & Bike Rentals and Wheel Fun Rentals and peddle your way up Lakefront trail alongside beautiful Lake Michigan. Ride alongside the beach and make a pitstop at each harbor to take in the views while enjoying the fun experience of this modern-day carriage.

Chill Out Maxin Relaxin All Cool

Sip and savor at Shore Club, a breezy dining room on the sand that comes with cabanas and a patio so you can enjoy the beach as you like. Beautiful beachy cocktails accompany the relaxing atmosphere and allow you to chill out under the sun.

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