Who needs the coast for a good day at the beach. A great beach day can be had here in the middle of America and here's the 'best one'.

Great Vacation Beach Vibes Without Long-Distance Travel

There are so many beautiful and unique beaches all across the country and in the last year, there's a good chance you had to cancel a vacation to one of them. Good thing there are some pretty amazing beaches right here in the Midwest.

Just because you won't see coconuts and palm trees blowing in the wind, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a hot and sunny day at the beach.

Here's Your Best Bet for a Beach Vacation in Illinois

Trip Savvy grabbed their sunscreen and a huge beach blanket and sat down with beachgoers nationwide and asked about their favorite beaches. That's probably not true, but it does sound like a great way to put a list together of America's Best Beaches, doesn't it?

So what beach do they say is Illinois' best beach...

Chicago's Oak Street Beach

Located on Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street, this beach has everything you're looking for, no matter what it is that you like for a day at the beach (except for those palm trees and coconuts).

I'll take a day enjoying a view of Lake Michigan and the most spectacular city skyline any day.