A bona fide beach in the heart of bustling Chicago—Oak Street is anything but an idler's shore. Skaters, runners, cyclists, and volleyball teams favor the area between 1550 and 500 North Lake Shore Drive, while people-watchers claim the concrete ledges at both sides. At the south end, restaurants and street vendors dish up on-the-go grub and fancy fare—steaks, seafood, and gourmet salads.

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Family Review of Oak Street Beach

Away Travel Expert: Laura Tiebert
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Walk to the beach from your downtown hotel—it's just a few minutes.
  • Try lunch at Oak Street Beachstro.

Oak St. and Lake Michigan
1000 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Parking: Memorial Day through Labor Day: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 312-742-5121
Email: play@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Transportation: Red Line, Chicago Avenue stop
Neighborhood: Near North Side/River North
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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