Planes will soon be soaring overhead during this weekend's Air & Water Show at Chicago's North Avenue Beach. Get all the details on this year's show, which is one of the biggest events in Chicago, with our Chicago Air & Water Show Guide 2012. You can also learn about North Avenue Beach, which is the premier spot to watch both the water and air portions of the show, with our Chicago Beaches Guide.
Tip: The Chicago Air & Water Show attracts millions of people to downtown Chicago, so as you can imagine, parking can be, well, a nightmare. Consider taking public transportation to the show. If you are watching it at North Avenue Beach, you can take the North Avenue bus right to the beach's entrance, or you can take busses 22 or 36 to Lincoln Park and walk across the North Avenue bridge. Or take the Brown line EL train to Sedgwick or the Red line EL train to Division. Learn more about using public transportation in Chicago with our Chicago Public Transit Guide.
Not into the Air & Water Show? Enjoy some peace and quiet at one of Chicago's crown jewels, the Chicago Botanic Garden with over 300 acres of natural beauty.