The Second City is an ideal destination for boaters. During the summer, residents have plenty of lakes to choose from, including the fifth largest in the world, Lake Michigan. The iconic Navy Pier is a must-see. The landmark is famous because it’s on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Spring is the time to go to enjoy the annual flower and garden show, which lures more than 40,000 garden enthusiasts and newbies every year from across the Midwest. Chicago is one of the best places to celebrate the Fourth of July, it won’t break the bank if you go there for Labor Day, and it has some of the best bike paths in the country.