Guide To: North Avenue Beach

August 8, 2011 4:31 PM

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How many of you are going to the Air & Water Show? Those of you who raised your hands: this article is for you. Yes, you could easily watch jets zoom overhead all day. Unfortunately, the Air & Water Show doesn’t last all day. What will you do with the rest of your time you spend at North Avenue Beach? Well, my friend, don’t worry. This is why we’re here. Here’s a list of things to enjoy and and near North Avenue Beach. Don’t say we never gave you anything.

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Castaways Bar & Grill

1603 N. Lake Shore Drive

North Avenue Beach

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 281-1200

On North Avenue Beach is Castaways, a beach-side restaurant and bar that gives THE perfect view of The Air & Water Show. They even have a special Air & Water Show deal! For $160.00 you’ll not only get the best seats to see jets and planes fly loops around each other in the sky, but you’ll have access to a breakfast and lunch buffet. And, even better, there’s an open bar from 9AM – 4PM. Yeah, most days 9AM would be too early to start drinking, but this is The Air & Water Show weekend, guys. You can start drinking anytime you want. Just make sure it has juice or something in it.

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International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610 USA
Adults $22.00
Senior Citizines & Students $16
Children 4-13 $12.00
3 and under FREE

The International Museum of Surgical Science is a good stop for the aspiring doctors and oddly demented among us. Visit this museum, just off North Avenue Beach, and become enamored with such heart-lifting exhibits as the Polio Exhibit, From X-Ray to Nuclear Medicine, and Beyond Broken Bones. Certain parts of the museum will undoubtedly make your stomach turn, but that’s half the fun…

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Mason Johnson, CBS Local Chicago

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