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Sep 16, 2018
“The views”
Sep 14, 2018
“So much to see”
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680 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4546
Near North Side
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a great location for just strolling or taking pictures towards the most fabulous skyline of downtown Chicago

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We were limited by how far we could walk though people riding bikes had the best as they could go much further up and down. The lakeshore is part of what defines Chicago. The city planners hundred years ago did it right by making sure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank McWett
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I love Lake Shore. You get a great view of the lake as well as the city skyline. Great walking area as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Caleb J
Reviewed May 1, 2018

There is so much to see and do our time being so limited we hardly scratched its surface.There are miles of great walks both north and south and we started our days there and fiished at restaurnats at the end of it. It was getting...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Patian2014
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Great place to run, walk, bike ride, people watch, etc. Such a great view of the lake and perfect on a spring or fall day.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lynnc156
Reviewed July 8, 2017

My friend took us to this place to just catch a break as we had traversed so much of the area in a few days. It was a wonderful place to be to people watch and skyline watch as well as obviously the lake.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Lake Shore Drive, is my gateway strip from the north side to the south side, or vice versa! I can never get enough of the views while driving on LSD. During the morning hours you have the sunrise, and during the evening hours you have...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank T G
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This area is amazing, I wish Miami can have something similar with this kind of view. Ideal place for excercise. Nice people in the area

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HenryP108
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I took this path for an early morning run 6:30-7:30 ish. Great view of the Chicago skyline. Peaceful. Able to run next to the water.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nutsnella
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The Lake Shore Drive in Chicago provides a beautiful backdrop for visitors. You can bike, you can walk or you can even drive on this route. But to enjoy more, you can just laze on grass or sit on the benches to enjoy the change...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank bgautam
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