Burnham Harbor was the last of the Chicago Harbors to check off my list – last but definitely not least. For boaters who want a front-row slip for live music, football, museums and more, this harbor takes the cake when it comes to Lake Michigan's coastline.
Some side-note for tourists visiting from far afield: I was instructed that Chicago's obsession with deep-dish pizza is a myth. Ubers run rampant – always a minute away, so be at the ready. And finally, a special shout-out to the Weather Mark Tavern on Michigan Avenue just due west of Burnham Harbor (20 minute walk). It's one of the only sailor bars (excluding yacht clubs) that I found in Chicago, and happens to be owned by our friend Mark from Island Party Hut.