Chess Pavilion, North Avenue Beach
A unique Chicago spot just south of North Avenue Beach, the Lincoln Park Chess Pavilion contains dozens of chessboards laid into concrete benches. Instead of playing with strangers on the computer, BYO chess pieces and enjoy the lakefront atmosphere. For all the non-chess-players out there, the pavilion serves as a great people and boat-watching spot during warm summer days.
East of North Lake Shore Drive at East North Avenue
AUDIENCE CHOICE: North Avenue Beach Chess Pavilion
Best of Chicago 2013