Chicago Lakefront Trail

Type: Attractions, Beaches, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Parks, Public Spaces, Romantic, Uniquely Here

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If you've spent any time in a European city, you know that townsfolk don't park in front of the tv after dinner, they stroll, talking, walking, laughing, and hand-holding. Since we're Americans, we...  Read More


  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: It's Chicago's beautiful backdrop, it's free and can be a casual, unpretentious date.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The lakefront trail is one of Chicago's best natural attractions, and it's free!
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: One of Chicago's best free attractions, the 18.5 miles linear path hugs the lakefront and stretches from one part of the city to the other.

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