Take a Ride on Chicago’s Best Bike Paths

One of the best ways to see the beautiful city of Chicago is by bike. Have no bike? Don’t fret, Divvy has more than 100 bike stations throughout the city with deals that can give you access to a bike all day long. Take a ride!

Thrillist Chicago has the rundown on some of the best bike paths and places to ride your bike throughout the entire city.

Sculpture Park is located in the northern suburb of Skokie and travels along the north channel of the Chicago river. It’s an extremely scenic, 3.5 mile long trail that will guarantee to bring you serenity in the chaotic city. Start at North Shore Channel Trail at Devon Ave and McCormick Blvd and end at McCormick Blvd and Dempster St.

 

The Baha’i House of Worship is located in Willamette, IL and is the only Baha’i temple located in North America.
Starting at the Baha’i House, follow Sheridan Rd along the lake. That will lead you to the North Branch Trail through Skokie and then will have you end up in Glencoe. Bring some water, this is a 10.3 mile long trail (one way!)

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To find even more trails, check out Thrillist’s article.

Happy travels!

How to Explore Lake Michigan This Summer

Chicago is a beautiful city to visit in the summer – following are suggestions on what to do in the Windy City.

The gorgeous (albeit hot) weather in Chicago continues! What many might not know is that Chicago is called the “third coast.” And for good reason – we have the wonderful Lake Michigan that’s accessible for all and just steps away from our hotel. With beautiful weather all summer long, there are a number of great activities to do during the warmest months of the year on the lakefront.

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The Chicago Air and Water Show returns this summer on August 20 and 21. Watch from the beach or from a boat and you’re guaranteed to get some great views of the military and civilian pilots. Or, simply walk around downtown Chicago during the Air & Water Show days and you’re bound to see some exciting jets zooming overhead.

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The 18-mile Lakefront Trail is a great way to see the city, get some fresh air, and exercise all at the same time. The trail starts in Edgewater and ends in Jackson Park on 71st Street. There are a number of parks, beaches and museums along the way that you can visit. Be sure to check out their individual websites to learn their hours and costs.

We encourage travelers and Chicagoans alike to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Chicago during the summer, because it won’t last forever.

If you visit Chicago this summer, let us know what attractions and restaurants you visit – we’d love to hear from you!

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