Soak Up the Sun at These Beaches Near River North

beaches near river north

Summer is here and it’s time to head to the beach for some fun in the sun. When you live at HUBBARD221, you don’t have to go far to enjoy one of Chicago’s beaches. This July, check out these beaches near River North and soak up some sun.

Oak Street Beach

Grab your friends and head to Oak Street Beach for a game of sand volleyball or rent a chair for sunbathing. It’s a great place to spend some time outside as well as enjoy a meal and refreshing beverage at the Oak Street Beach Cafe. Don’t miss the 260 feet mural, created by Jeff Zimmermann, entitled “You Know What You Should Do.” Get outside at this beach with a 10-15 minute bike ride from HUBBARD221.

Ohio Street Beach

If you enjoy swimming, this is the beach for you. This beach is ideal for open water swimming of about .5 miles. Surrounded by a Milton Lee Olive Park and the Lakefront Trail, there’s plenty of outdoor fun around. Bring your beach towel and grab a spot to catch some rays. Bike here from HUBBARD221 within 10 minutes.

North Avenue Beach

One of Chicago’s more popular beaches, this 22,000 square foot beach houses a variety of recreational activities. For those looking for sports and exercise, there’s beach yoga, volleyball, jet skis and kayaking available. If you’re looking to just relax, rent a chair and umbrella to enjoy the sun. Head to North Avenue Beach from HUBBARD221 with a 15 minute bike ride.

12th Street Beach

Enjoy a walk on the beach, build a sandcastle or dine at Del Campos when you visit 12th Street Beach. This smaller beach is close to Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. So when you’re done laying out you can spend some time exploring these exhibits. Bike here from HUBBARD221 within 20 minutes.

Take advantage of the warm weather, sunshine and outdoor fun at beaches near River North. Best of all, you can get to these beaches within a short bike ride from HUBBARD221. How will you spend the day at the beach?

Ready to call HUBBARD221 home? Contact us today for more information on life in River North or to schedule a tour.