Area Activities

Stay near Lake Michigan, by the Fabulous Greenwood & Clark Street Beaches

Appreciate the outdoors in an all-new way when you stay at Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston. Travelers in the middle of the country would never expect to walk along the beach or cruise through an open body of water in a boat—but with our proximity to Lake Michigan, activities like these are ready and accessible. The best part is that our soft beds and spacious suites will complement your schedule no matter how you decide to spend your time.


A Marvelous Trip to Lake Michigan

The closest ocean we have to us is actually a large lake, and we’re fine with that. Maybe we love Lake Michigan because it is one of the most breathtaking natural formations the country can offer along the Canadian coast. After all, this is the only Great Lake located entirely inside the United States. But another reason might be the amazing waterfront activities this amenity provides. Paddle boarding, sailing, jet skiing and yacht rides are just some of the activities you’ll enjoy when you’re not on a cruise or sunbathing on the beach. So walk a few blocks from our Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston for a unique experience most in-landers wouldn’t dream of seeing.


An Endless Array of Beaches near Evanston

From sea shell collectors to sunshine enthusiasts, nothing beats a beach day here in Evanston. Just like Chicago, our small neighborhood is several blocks from Lake Michigan’s coast, which gives guests the perfect opportunity to soak up some rays and splay out on a towel. For loved ones, distant relatives, immediate family and even your four-legged friend, our amenities are designed for a memorable day in Illinois.


  • Dog Beach – 0.4 miles
  • Clark Street Beach – 0.4 miles
  • Greenwood Street Beach – 0.6 miles


Dog Beach

We didn’t win the hearts of dog owners by accident. Aside from our excellent pet-friendly accommodations, one major perk is our hotel’s proximity to Dog Beach. Close to half a mile away, this sandy nook is a straight shot east of our Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston and provides pets with the best opportunity to make new friends, discover new smells and burn off any excess energy.


Clark Street Beach

For a peaceful way to spend your weekend, look to Clark Street. This longstanding icon is the perfect spot for fireworks displays on holidays and offers beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. And as an extension north of Dog Beach, Clark Street Beach is great for pet owners that need a break from their pooch.


Greenwood Street Beach

Travel a couple blocks south of Dog Beach and Clark Street to reach Greenwood Street. This cozy beach past the pier is one of Evanston’s quieter parts of the coastline, where privacy is made a priority. Enjoy picnics with your family or a refreshing dip in the lake during the summer months.


Downtown Evanston

Check out this local venue that hosts local and civic activities, concerts, maps, seasonal events, and information on the North Shore of Chicago. 


McGaw YMCA and Child Care Center - 5 blocks from hotel 


Key Lime Cove and Waterpark , Gurnee, Il - 32 miles North of the hotel 

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