Living in Illinois, you may think that visiting a coastal town would require a plane ride to the East or West Coasts. It’s true that there are tons of incredible small towns in Illinois, but many of them are surrounded by a sea of farmland, not water. But with access to Lake Michigan, part of Northwestern Illinois becomes a stunning shoreline dotted with cities, beaches, and culture where one of the best coastal towns in America can be found.

So, do you think Waukegan, Illinois is one of the best coastal towns in America? If you’ve ever been, what’s your favorite thing to do there? Those looking to travel, will you add it to your bucket list? What is your favorite coastal spot in Illinois? Tell us in the comments! Plan your visit to the North Shore by checking out the City of Waukegan website and the City of Waukegan Facebook page! And while you’re in town, check out this mouthwatering thin-crust pizza paradise beloved by locals.

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