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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Illinois holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Michigan and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Lake Michigan
Chicago Segway Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $71
Duration: 3 hours
Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $78
Duration: 4 hours
Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $26
Duration: 30 minutes
Lake Michigan Reviews
When you visiting Chicago you must see to go to at least take ones a Lake Shore Drive or come to any of the beaches at the Lake Michigan. It is magnificent. Each day different. It feels like an ocean ... more »
夏は泳げるように浜辺もあり、水もきれいだと思った。ボートでクルーズもあるようだが、季節柄なかったので次は湖で遊びたい more »In the summer, there was a beach where i could swim, and I thought the water was clean. There seems to be a cruise by boat, but I want to play in the lake next because it was not seasonal.
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