Oak Street Beach, Chicago, Illinois

16 Mentions on Trippy

1000 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

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(312) 742-5121

  • 7 mentions in Best beach in or near Chicago

    • Kristin L.

      Kristin L. said, "...you're looking for a fun place to lay out, play volleyball, swim, etc. I would recommend either North Avenue Beach or Oak Street Beach. There is a bar (shaped like a boat) called Castaways near North Avenue that has bathrooms,etc. and a..." See More

    • Ann H.

      Ann H. said, "...I agree with Kristin! Both Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach are on the bike path so you can bike there. We really prefer Oak street because we love the Oak Street Beachstro restaurant on the beach, great food and great people..." See More

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "... Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach are the two most central to the tourist areas and the most populated if that is what you are looking for. If you are coming in from out of town from the east and want to..." See More

    • Michael K.

      Michael K. said, "... Oak Street Beach for the proximity to the downtown area. You can also walk to North Avenue Beach, You can also rent a bike on the lakefront and visit all of the Chicago beaches. Remember Saturday night has free fireworks at Navy Pier...." See More

    • Rita Z.

      Rita Z. said, "... Oak Street Beach near the Drake Hotel..." See More

    • Carrie O.

      Carrie O. said, "... Oak Street Beach..." See More

    • Jerry W.

      Jerry W. said, "... Oak Street Beach it's on the map near the Gold Coast neighborhood...." See More

  • 1 mention in Fun stuff

    • Vince A.

      Vince A. said, "...recommend you take a boat tour of the Chicago River and lake front. Take a walk on the water front from Oak Street Beach to North Beachto admire the magnificent lake front skyline. The kids will like Navy Pier . The wife will..." See More

  • 1 mention in 3 days in Chicago over July 4th weekend

    • Melissa C.

      Melissa C. said, "...Don't forget to bring you bathing suits and hit one of the beaches. Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach are great places on a summer day. If it gets too hot outside, The Art Institute of Chicago is an exceptional museum. One..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best free things to do in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...can catch an impressive free fireworks display here every Wednesday (9:30pm) and Saturday (10:15pm) from May 23-September 5. Head north to Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach for a day at the beach or just stroll along the lakefront path and take..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...is called) where there's a good chance you'll also spot a celebrity. While in the Gold Coast, take a walk to Oak Street Beach to take in beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the city. One of my favorite things to do with..." See More

  • 1 mention in Labor Day events for kids/teens in Chicago?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...I grew up in Chicago, and I'd recommend renting Divvy bikes (many locations across the city) and cruising the lakefront around Oak Street Beach. It's beautiful and you get some great views of the city! Definitely take them to a Chicago Cubs..." See More

  • 1 mention in 4th of July in Chicago- where can I see fireworks?

    • Crystal L.

      Crystal L. said, "...and bicycle underpass by Oak Street. When you come out on the other side of the highway, you will be at Oak Street Beach. You could walk south and be with the hoards at Navy Pier, but I recommend walking north until..." See More

  • 1 mention in Non-touristy family-friendly things in Chicago

    • Emily B.

      Emily B. said, "...great aspect of Chicago is it's right on the lake and has a lot of great beaches! Here are a few: Oak Street Beach- Immediately downtown which means it also gets pretty busy but has North Beach - This beach gets packed..." See More

  • 1 mention in In Chicago for 2 nights, what should I do?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...a little touristy, but fun. I'd also recommend taking a walk one morning to Lake Michigan, maybe walk Michigan Avenue to Oak Street Beach and head to North Beach for a great view of the city. Another thing you might consider is going..." See More

  • 1 mention in Typical weekend?

    • John W.

      John W. said, "...just pop into local shops. In the summer, I would recommend biking along the Lakefront Trail from Museum Campus up to Oak Street Beach or North Avenue Beach, but it doesn't look like it's going to be warm enough yet for your trip...." See More