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Chicago's Best Places for People Watching

After a long day of work or touring a city, you may find that you're just not ready to call it a day yet. People watching is one of the best go-to activities when you want to continue to feel the energy of the city, but the idea of being on the go makes you tired just thinking about it. Truly, one of the best ways to discover the flavor of a city is to immerse yourself with its people, whether it be in a local hotspot or in a lesser-known hidden gem. People watching allows you to take a break from exploring and observe the world around you. This guide shares some of the best people watching opportunities around Chicago.

  • 1.

    Millennium Park

    Millennium Park

    One of the most popular people-watching hotspots in the city is in Chicago‘s Millennium Park.

  • 2.

    North Avenue Beach

    North Avenue Beach

    Beach bars, bikinis, and sandy bottoms⁠—people watching in Chicago doesn't get any better than this.

  • 3.

    Lake Michigan Boat Parties

    Lake Michigan Boat Parties

    Living on a stellar lakefront has it's advantages, especially for weekend boat parties on Lake Michiagan.

  • 4.

    North Rush Street

    North Rush Street

    Head to Rush and Division Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood to hang with Chicago's hippest crowds.

  • 5.

    Wrigley Field Bleachers

    Wrigley Field Bleachers

    People (and baseball) watching doesn't get any better than in Wrigley Field's coveted bleacher seats!

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