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Lake Michigan, Illinois

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More like an inland sea than a lake, Lake Michigan boasts a shoreline 2,600 km (1,600 mi) long, making it the fifth largest lake in the world. Nearly 12 million people live along the lake's shores, most of them in the metropolitan areas of Chicago and Milwaukee. You can explore a seemingly endless network of beaches, orchards, historical sites, award-wining wineries, parks, camping areas, and recreational resorts located along the shoreline, or choose to see the giant lake from the comfort of a traditional schooner or modern tour boat. For an urban experience on the lake, explore Chicago's 15 beachfront areas and marinas. Put Lake Michigan and other Chicago attractions into our Chicago travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's an excellent place for relaxing and doing leisure activity. You have fun rides.giant wheel, boat cruise., cycling options and resturants to eat. Well connected by Metra,it is an ideal pace to spe...  more »
  • We were just amazed how beautiful the water was today on Lake Michigan. There are so many places that you can sit along the water and just watch the world go by. Bring a picnic and make a day of it. S...  more »
  • I took a boat tour down the river onto Lake Michigan and it was just amazing. When you pass the lock it feels like going out onto the ocean - you just cannot see the other side. Also the view of the c...  more »