I would love to leave Chicago for a warmer climate, but I cant because of the lake front. We have the river for the bad days. And when it's decent out the choices are endless, cruising the harbors, Navy Pier, the beaches, " quiet time " in the middle of the lake. his has to be one of the priemer places in the country for boaters.
Bestthing to do would be come out and spend day or weekend here and see whatyou think.