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Mini Trip: Chicago's North Avenue Beach

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A short drive from downtown, you'll see everyone from lobster-red Ditka fans to bronzed, buff young professionals swimming, sunning, and spiking volleyballs.

Destinations: Chicago · Lincoln Park · River North

Themes: Beach Vacations

Hotels (2)

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    North Avenue Beach House

    An aerial view of Chicago's most popular strand, the North Avenue Beach, might lead one to conclude that a massive ocean liner washed ashore in min

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    The James, Chicago

    Opened in April 2006, The James marries a residential vibe to a hotel setting. To evoke an apartment style, all of the 297 contemporary rooms have

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    R. J. Grunts

    Operated by the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, R.J. Grunts has a casual ambiance peppered with good humor, from its motto ("catering to th

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