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Things to do in North Avenue Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Check out North Ave beach! This is one of the busier more popular beaches in Chicago so if you are looking for a big crowd in the summer this is the place! Bike rentals and chair rentals available. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach is known for volleyball and is always fun to watch as well as bike ride or take a run. All the beaches connect one way you will bump into Gold Coast Beach and the other way Fullerton Beach. The views are amazing and always boats out in the summer.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beach bar. So much fun to walk along the lake and stop for a mimosa or bloody mary. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nature
“A fun popular Chicago beach! Volleyball courts and a bar/restaurant in the shape of a giant boat. They have DJ's on the weekends. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“About a 20 minute bike ride from my location. There's also a bar right on the beach as well as City of Chicago Skyline views.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Yes, Chicago has a beach! And it's VERY active in the spring & summer months. From global beach volleyball championships, to Red Bull FlugTag, the beach is the place to be during the summer days!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Super open! Great for hiking around and for picnics. Also make sure to check it out during the summer for the Green City Farmers Market events on Tuesdays and Saturdays! (double check that dates haven't changed)”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Put your toes in the sand and gaze at the skyscrapers, or rent a bike to ride along the lake.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends