Ride the 18-mile lakefront trail
While Chicagoans don’t always agree on much, there is one thing they can all agree on: the Lakefront Trail is one of the absolute best ways to see the city. The paved lakefront path extends from the Ardmore St in Edgewater on the North Side all the way to 71st St, just south of beautiful Jackson Park. The route will take you past 18 miles of beautifully developed lakefront, including a variety of sandy beaches, recreation areas, harbors, museums, parks, and plenty of opportunities for great shots of the Chicago skyline. Don’t have a bike? No problem! You can rent one on the fly from any one of the countless Divvy stations located throughout the area.