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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
Phone Number: 312-747-0832
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Great place for water sports and biking.

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Nice Summertime Spot

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Jamal S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 21 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

highly utilized beach in the summer. lots of volley tournaments. nice to run along the lake. leisurely walk. easy access from downtown.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I love walking down Michigan Avenue and running directly into a small piece of paradise - Oak Street Beach. The beach is such a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the city, and nothing is better on a hot day than dipping your toes in the Lake! It's so refreshing! I also love that this beach is in... More 

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Thank Carol D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

For "only" having a lake, Chicago does a great job of placing beaches.....Oak St. probably the best example. Lots of people, a restaurant, restrooms, few annoying people, everyone seems respectful of others.....nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

For the 2nd year in a row, I attended a family and friends get together at Oak Street Beach. I suggest an uber or taxi for drop off and pickup along bringing your own food and chairs. You can rent chairs and there's a great restaurant on site but you will have to succumb to Downtown Chicago prices for food... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Had a lovely stroll down to Oak Street Beach from Michigan Ave,...sat on the beach which was spotless gazing out over the lake.....fantastic views.....then was in fits of laughter watching a dog copying its owner doing Pilates on the beach!

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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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