What Is It? The Lakefront Trail is the most scenic place to go for a jog, bike, or even break out those dusty old rollerblades.
Why Do It? This paved and marked trail runs along Lake Michigan and passes by the city’s beaches, which you can stop at to rest, take a dip in the water, or just people-watch. The trail extends for 18.5 miles and is lined with beach volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and playgrounds.
Good to Know: It’s a great way to get active on your trip to Chicago the way the locals do. The trail also passes by many of the top attractions that you can stop by, like Soldier Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, McCormick Place, and Navy Pier.