NORTH VIEW of LAKE SHORE DRIVE, NORTH AVENUE BEACH and LINCOLN PARK (From the Hancock Center)

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Also seen in this view is LINCOLN PARK

NORTH AVENUE BEACH... The North Avenue Beach, located at 1600 north, is considered by many to be Chicago's premier beach. It has the largest lifeguard staff and is home to the most developed beachhouse. Technically running from North Avenue to Diversey Harbor in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, North Avenue Beach is characterized by its piers which hold the sand in place and create a scalloped shoreline, terminating in a Cape Cod-like hook. The beach hosts international volleyball tournaments as well as millions of sun worshippers every year. Chicago Park District lines the beach with poles for individuals and leagues to hang volleyball nets. These nets and this portion of the lakefront bike/running/blading path attract large numbers of people on weekends and weeknights. North Avenue is also center stage for the Chicago Air & Water Show, which draws over a million people a day from Ohio to Diversey along the lakefront. North Avenue Beach is the site of the annual AVP Chicago Open.

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Comments (80)

~Marlene~ on March 10, 2012

Thanks very much, KhoiTran... I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

maurodiotto & mara -… on March 10, 2012

Magnificent photos of the city. LIKE. Hello from Mauro & Mara.

~Marlene~ on March 10, 2012

Many thanks, Mauro & Mara, for the kind words and the Like. I appreciate your visit! Have a good Sunday...

Best wishes, Marlene

Goldfoto on March 13, 2012

Spectacular views over the city...well done,Marlene...like50+f10...Many Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

~Marlene~ on March 13, 2012

I thank you again, Goldfoto, for the very kind comments, the Like and the Y*. I appreciate it very much!

My best wishes, Marlene

udo56 on March 18, 2012

Hello Marlene!

Wonderful photo! Like 52

Warm greetings from China-Germany, Udo

~Marlene~ on March 18, 2012

Thank you again, Udo, for the kind words and the Like. I appreciate the visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

K@rin on March 19, 2012

Hello Marlene Wonderful panorama and photo, like, best wishes Karin

~Marlene~ on March 19, 2012

Thank you again, Karin, for the kind words, the Like and your visit. All are greatly appreciated!

My best wishes, Marlene

Zygmunt Czarnecki on March 28, 2012

Very beautiful photography. LIKE

Greetings from Poland. Zygmunt.

~Marlene~ on March 28, 2012

Thank you again, Zygmunt, for the nice comment and your visit. I'm happy you Like it!

Best regards from Michigan, Marlene

Irina-Pushkareva on April 4, 2012

Замечательный снимок!

~Marlene~ on April 4, 2012

Thank you very much, gerefa, for the kind words and the your visit. I appreciate it!

Best wishes to you, Marlene

angela77 on May 18, 2012

Beautiful view!!!FAV!

Greetings!Angela

~Marlene~ on May 18, 2012

Welcome & thank you so much, Angela, for the very nice comment. I'm honored by the Y*!

Greetings from Chicago, Marlene

T-Doki on October 31, 2012

Is this from the 96 floor skyscraper? I also was there.

Best wishes, Attila

~Marlene~ on October 31, 2012

Yes, Attila, but I believe it was the 94th floor! It's quite a view, either way!

Best wishes, Marlene

NO VIEWS NAJI on March 29, 2014

Estas vistas, son también una maravilla.!!!! LIKE y Fav.

Besos Marlene!

~Marlene~ on March 30, 2014

Many thanks, Toni, for the wonderful comment and the Like. I am truly honored by your Y*!

Best wishes, Marlene

coloradojak - Keep P… on July 29, 2014

Ah, yes, the Outer Drive. It brings back shameful, funny memories from my teenage years. Like!

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  • Uploaded on February 27, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/02/20 18:16:55

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