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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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  • Lake Michigan shoreline definitely sets Chicago apart and helps make it the great city that it is. It's also great to go out on the lake and look back at Chicago's gorgeous skyline. It doesn't get muc...  more »
  • Friends, teachers and went to only photographed first will be friends than go aboard a cruise ship was so good I can not see the size of the Lake, take a cruise to see the Chicago Downtown views, it's a good idea because once there:) When you visit a must see in Chicago where I think that's one of the.
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  • A great experience for me, but acknowledge to be an "easy audience" when it's natural surroundings, either sea, lakes, mountains, etc... and when they are in harmony with the urban world, and more a pretty city like Chicago, maybe better. Of my whole trip, it is here where more I have missed my dog, I would have delighted to walk with her for rides near the Lake. Highly recommended also the return boat seeing the city from the Lake.
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