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A PhD Student at University of Chicago who loves discovering the world and trying new eats! Hope you enjoy!

Sailing Lake Michigan

Sailing Lake Michigan

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

Summer has finally arrived in Chicago, and what better way to enjoy the weather than from out on Lake Michigan?  In case you don't have a friend with a sailboat or one of those multi-million dollar yachts and don't want to get on one of those overcrowded boat tours leaving from the Chicago River, then you may want to splurge a bit for an outing on one of Chicago Sailboat Charter's sailboats.I recently had the privilege of experiencing a sunset sailing trip compliments of Yelp Elite.  Not only do you not need to know how to sail, there is a captain and a deck hand, who will also serve you the drinks you bring aboard.  They were perfect hosts!

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing

The views are honestly spectacular.  I really enjoyed seeing the city from afar (although you will get closer on a fireworks sail) and the other sailboats out enjoying the beautiful sunset that evening!

Sailing

Sailing

And make sure you hold on tight when the boat tips a bit!

And a successful sunset selfie =) Yes, it was cold out when we went.

Sailing - Lu and Andrew

Sailing - Lu and Andrew

Tips:

  1. Bring a jacket.  Even if it feels ok with just a shirt at the harbor, it may get windy and chilly on the lake!  Never hurts to be prepared.
  2. BYOB.
  3. Make sure you tip, especially if the service is great!
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