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Ohio Street Beach

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Address: 400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
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Toes in Lake Michigan!

This small beach is right in the heart of the tourist area of downtown Chicago. It was a quick stop on our walk along Lake Shore Drive. Now we can say we've put our toes in Lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2015
EB0320
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

This small beach is right in the heart of the tourist area of downtown Chicago. It was a quick stop on our walk along Lake Shore Drive. Now we can say we've put our toes in Lake Michigan! Many boats park off the beach on the weekends. I enjoyed watching all the boaters party from the shore.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

The people of Chicago are so fortunate to have such a lovely beach! I can't believe how easy it is to go for a swim in Lake Michigan. I love this place!

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great small beach to visit as close to Navy Pier. Has quite a few amenities, despite its size. Close to a nice walking trail

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wish they had a wash station, other than that it was amazing crystal clear fresh water, right on the edge of the city. Breathtaking. Great way to cool down after walking around downtown.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not as big as North Beach but it's a good family or adult beach. Small restaurant with seating on the beach. Good for some beach grub! I think I prefer the North Beach but if your walking stop here for a while!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wasn't party central but you definitely got the feel/favor. Could watch all the boats. Family friendly and good restaurant/bar on the beach to eat/drink.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Ran into this beach by chance on our way to the Navy Pier. Ended up going back later in our stay and spending the morning there. Great views and nice beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Definitely not what you'd expect to find in a big city on the lake but it's nice. Smaller beach but still has lockers, a restaurant, lounge chairs and you can get in the water. Right next to navy pier which is convenient and a nice little park with tons of bicyclist and walkers. Great view of skyline from here and... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were only stopping for a short visit on our way to the Navy Pier, but the kids couldn't (wouldn't?) leave the beach. So 2 parents walked back for towels and change of clothes, and we spent some hours making new friends and enjoying a fine Chicago summer day on lake Michigan.

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Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ohio street beach would be great if the beach was not so dirty! Yes, it is a smaller beach, but it needs to be safe

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Staying in Streeterville

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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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