Going to the harbor to watch the sailboats pass by, catch a tan or a fish on the pier, or enjoying an ice cream or hotdog, sums up a day at Waukegan Harbor.
There's Dockside Dogs (see my restaurant tips), an ice cream parlor, deli and the Waukegan Yacht Club for your dining delight.
Free parking in the lot near the club is convenient.
On a VERY clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline off in the distance across Lake Michigan, that can't be beat. :)
Fourth of July fireworks at the harbor are incredible, as you can imagine.
This is a 'must-do' when you're in Waukegan. :D
Huge mall... over 200 stores here. And there's a Rainforest Cafe here also, plus a movie theatre. I like Outdoor World myself, with some good prices on a lot of outdoor gear and clothing.