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Chicago: 1.5-Hour Lake and River Architecture Cruise

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Lake and River Architecture Cruise

Experience an architecture cruise along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, a family tradition since 1935. Admire Chicago’s historic and ever-changing skyline with a local expert guide as you cruise through the city. Choose between the open-air decks or the comfort of the climate-controlled interiors during the cruise. Start the cruise at Michigan Avenue (DuSable) bridge and go up the main branch of the Chicago River to Wolf Point before heading back past the Chicago Riverwalk towards Lake Michigan. Learn about historic skyscrapers like the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower, the deco Merchandise Mart, mid-century skyscrapers like the Mies Van der Rohe AMA Building, the circular Marina City Towers, the AON Center, and modernist structures like Aqua, Trump Tower, Nuveen, and the Vista Tower. After passing through the Chicago Lock and cruising past Navy Pier, admire the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Here you can also see the twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, and the John Hancock Building. See the majesty of Grant Park with its famous Buckingham Fountain, and iconic Chicago venues such as Soldier’s Field, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. Enjoy several vantage points for memorable pictures throughout, and finally arrive back at Du Sable Bridge on Michigan Avenue.

Chicago: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Chicago: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Chicago? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 48% savings, with Chicago CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Shedd Aquarium- All-access admission, including all habitats, Animal Spotlights and exhibits, including seasonal Stingray Touch, plus a 4-D Experience (subject to availability) •Skydeck Chicago- Expedited Entry Plus choose 3 of the following: •Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour- Architecture River Tour •Field Museum- All-Access Pass, including admission to all permanent and regularly priced ticketed exhibitions (specially ticketed exhibitions outside of All-Access Pass may be subject to additional charges) •360 CHICAGO Observation Deck- Express Entry Admission •Museum of Science and Industry- Museum entry (Science Storms, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, YOU! The Experience, The Blue Paradox, and much more), plus one timed-entry experience (Giant Dome Theater film or Motion Ride) •Art Institute of Chicago - Fast Pass Admission to permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions •Adler Planetarium - All Exhibitions + Two Sky Shows

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Scenic Sunset Lake Cruise

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Scenic Sunset Lake Cruise

Relax as you glide over the Chicago River and into Lake Michigan on this cruise. Enjoy the glow of the sunset on Chicago's sparkling skyline. Have the option to purchase delectable drinks and snacks at the onboard bar as you sail. Start your sunset cruise on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. Make your way along the main branch of the river towards Lake Michigan before entering the Chicago Locks, a modern engineering marvel, that will transfer the vessel onto the great Lake Michigan. The vessel will cruise along Lake Michigan as the sun sets behind the wonderful skyline offering several amazing views. Your local tour guide will give a very brief commentary along the Chicago River and entrance to Lake Michigan, but most of the 1.5-hour cruise is spent without narration, leaving you to watch the sun put on a beautiful display with the City skyline. Admire the many angles of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Capture magical views of Chicago's twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building. You'll also get to admire the majesty of Grant Park with its famous Buckingham Fountain, and iconic Chicago venues such as Soldier’s Field, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. During your cruise, treat yourself at the full-service cash bar featuring authentic Chicago products. Try local beer and spirits and Garrett’s Popcorn. Choose between the fresh air of the open-air decks or enjoy the comfort of the climate-controlled interiors during your cruise. Don’t forget to take a selfie at the Grand Staircase at the front of the boat or pose for photos at the picturesque stern or bow of this classic vessel.

Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

With the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City you can visit top sites such as the Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago, or The Field Museum, all on one handy pass. Enjoy great savings on admission to your choice of 2 to 7 top Chicago attractions and tours, and pay nothing at the gate. Explore at your own pace on a hop-on and hop-off Chicago bus tour, or aboard one of two lake cruises. You have 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. To help you create your own itinerary you'll also get a free app and digital guide. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The most popular activities require advanced reservations, check instructions on the app, and make sure to place reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment. Choose from dozens of popular attractions and tours with your Explorer Pass, including: • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise • 360 CHICAGO (reservations required) • Field Museum • Skydeck Chicago (reservations required) • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Discover Tour • Griffin Museum of Science and Industry • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Adler Planetarium • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Flyover Chicago • Skyline Lake Tour • Chicago Children's Museum • 10pin Chicago Bowling & Pizza! (reservations required) • Two-hour City Bike Rental by Bike and Roll Chicago • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center • And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the Go City app or the included digital guide for the full list of attractions including reservations instructions where needed. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

This half-hour Seadog Speedboat ride along Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best ways to view the city’s skyline while learning about the city. Combine an exciting speedboat ride with informative and amusing stories about the world-famous Windy City. As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your captain will tell you interesting facts about the pier and the lakefront as he cranks up the music and races to key lakefront landmarks. Stop near the picturesque lakefront park of the Chicago Museum campus, where you’ll learn about the architecture and history of Chicago. Admire views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, including the Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, Grant Park, and Chicago's largest shopping district. Listen to the thrilling sound of the turbo engines as you race around the Lake Michigan waterfront and back to the Navy Pier. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride Option and experience exhilarating speeds and full 360° spins. This jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full-throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and the raw power of Seadog Extreme's 1400 HP engines.

Chicago: Family Fun Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago: Family Fun Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Discover Chicago’s stunning skyscrapers, historic buildings, and modern marvels on this fun, family-friendly boat cruise. Relax and unwind as you admire scenic views from the Chicago River and the Chicago Harbor Lock. Then, cruise onto Lake Michigan where you can gaze upon the entire city skyline and shoreline. During the boat ride, enjoy lively narration and stories about Chicago’s rich history as your knowledgeable guides point out the many sights of the city including Willis Tower, Aon Center, 875 N. Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Center), Museum Campus, Marina City, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Navy Pier, the Lake Michigan Lighthouse and more. The tour also gives you the opportunity to experience passing through the Chicago Harbor Lock. Listen to your guide explain the full workings of the lock and feel the boat rise as you enter Lake Michigan, and then lower again when returning to the Chicago River.

Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Take a trip up to SkyDeck Chicago and the Ledge, observe the amazing views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, the Field Museum, have fun at Navy Pier, and enjoy a architecture scenic river cruise. Choose durations of 1, 2, 3, or 5 days at a low, pre-paid price and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual attraction tickets. The All-Inclusive Pass comes with a digital guide including useful attraction information. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The Chicago All-Inclusive Pass offers entry to popular activities, attractions, and tours including: • 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (reservations required) • Shedd Aquarium • SkyDeck Chicago and Ledge (reservations required) • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Discover Tour • Field Museum • Adler Planetarium • Flyover Chicago • Lakefront Speedboat Tour (reservations required) • Griffin Museum of Science and Industry • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Chicago Children's Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour (reservations required) • And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago: Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Chicago: Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Segways are amazingly fun and there is no better way to tour a world-class city like Chicago than on your own personal set of wheels--a Segway! Our 5-7 mile Lakefront Chicago Segway tour lets you learn about and view and many Chicago's attractions in a highly unique way. As you glide effortlessly and enjoy the lakefront, you can learn the history of our city from your friendly and professional tour guide. Immerse yourself in the area's countless attractions, gorgeous parks and gardens, and stunning photo opportunities. See sights like Grant Park, the BP Bridge, the Bean, and the Buckingham Fountain, as well as generous views of Lake Michigan and the majestic skyline. Segways are safe to use, easy to learn, and fun to ride. We offer a thorough training session from our certified guides before we begin the tour.

Chicago: Panoramic Sunset Tour with Live Guide

Chicago: Panoramic Sunset Tour with Live Guide

Experience the magic of Chicago at dusk with the Big Bus Chicago on a 90-minute live guided panoramic adventure that captures the city in its most captivating light. As the golden hour sets in, watch the entire skyline come to life, from Magnificent Mile to Museum Campus and beyond. From the top deck of an open-top double decker, you’ll have a perfect vantage point to see the best of Chicago. Witness the vibrant nightlife of River North, an area brimming with energy, trendy bars, and eclectic dining options. Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights and stories along the way, enriching your understanding of this dynamic neighborhood. Next, the journey takes you along the legendary Michigan Avenue. From the upscale shopping and historic architecture of The Magnificent Mile to the cultural treasures of State Street Theater District, you’ll experience the diverse facets of Chicago’s most famous avenues. See renowned attractions like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Art Institute of Chicago, all beautifully illuminated against the evening sky. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, this tour offers a unique perspective on the Windy City, blending stunning visuals with exciting history and must-see landmarks.

Chicago: Full-Day or Half-Day Bike Rental

Chicago: Full-Day or Half-Day Bike Rental

Chicago proudly ranks as the country’s best city for cycling because of its flat terrain, miles of bike trails, and interconnected neighborhoods, parks, and attractions. Your bike rental starts in the heart of Chicago’s 20-mile Lakefront Bike Trail, near Navy Pier. Choose between a full-day bike rental or a 4-hour bike rental to explore Chicago at your own pace. You’ll receive a helmet, a bike lock, and a detailed map to help you easily navigate your way around the city. Enjoy biking to a variety of attractions and create your own sightseeing itinerary to fit in with your family's interests. Start cycling along the shores of Lake Michigan for gorgeous views of Navy Pier, featuring family-friendly attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining. Continue to Millennium Park, a lively gathering spot that's home to Cloud Gate. Stop here to take a photo of yourself reflected in the mirror of this famous bean-shaped sculpture. Further south, you’ll find Grant Park, whose Buckingham Fountain stands tall as one of the largest fountains in the world. Just South of there lies Museum Campus, a 57-acre park on Lake Michigan that’s home to the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History, as well as the Soldier Field football stadium. Alternatively head north to Lincoln Park, a large lakeside community and park home to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Entrance is free, so you can hop off your bike to explore some amazing animal exhibits. Of course, you can’t miss Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs play.

Adler Planetarium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Lake and River Architecture Cruise

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Lake and River Architecture Cruise

Experience an architecture cruise along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, a family tradition since 1935. Admire Chicago’s historic and ever-changing skyline with a local expert guide as you cruise through the city. Choose between the open-air decks or the comfort of the climate-controlled interiors during the cruise. Start the cruise at Michigan Avenue (DuSable) bridge and go up the main branch of the Chicago River to Wolf Point before heading back past the Chicago Riverwalk towards Lake Michigan. Learn about historic skyscrapers like the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower, the deco Merchandise Mart, mid-century skyscrapers like the Mies Van der Rohe AMA Building, the circular Marina City Towers, the AON Center, and modernist structures like Aqua, Trump Tower, Nuveen, and the Vista Tower. After passing through the Chicago Lock and cruising past Navy Pier, admire the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Here you can also see the twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, and the John Hancock Building. See the majesty of Grant Park with its famous Buckingham Fountain, and iconic Chicago venues such as Soldier’s Field, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. Enjoy several vantage points for memorable pictures throughout, and finally arrive back at Du Sable Bridge on Michigan Avenue.

Chicago: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Chicago: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Chicago? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 48% savings, with Chicago CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Shedd Aquarium- All-access admission, including all habitats, Animal Spotlights and exhibits, including seasonal Stingray Touch, plus a 4-D Experience (subject to availability) •Skydeck Chicago- Expedited Entry Plus choose 3 of the following: •Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour- Architecture River Tour •Field Museum- All-Access Pass, including admission to all permanent and regularly priced ticketed exhibitions (specially ticketed exhibitions outside of All-Access Pass may be subject to additional charges) •360 CHICAGO Observation Deck- Express Entry Admission •Museum of Science and Industry- Museum entry (Science Storms, Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, YOU! The Experience, The Blue Paradox, and much more), plus one timed-entry experience (Giant Dome Theater film or Motion Ride) •Art Institute of Chicago - Fast Pass Admission to permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions •Adler Planetarium - All Exhibitions + Two Sky Shows

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Scenic Sunset Lake Cruise

Chicago: 1.5-Hour Scenic Sunset Lake Cruise

Relax as you glide over the Chicago River and into Lake Michigan on this cruise. Enjoy the glow of the sunset on Chicago's sparkling skyline. Have the option to purchase delectable drinks and snacks at the onboard bar as you sail. Start your sunset cruise on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. Make your way along the main branch of the river towards Lake Michigan before entering the Chicago Locks, a modern engineering marvel, that will transfer the vessel onto the great Lake Michigan. The vessel will cruise along Lake Michigan as the sun sets behind the wonderful skyline offering several amazing views. Your local tour guide will give a very brief commentary along the Chicago River and entrance to Lake Michigan, but most of the 1.5-hour cruise is spent without narration, leaving you to watch the sun put on a beautiful display with the City skyline. Admire the many angles of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Capture magical views of Chicago's twin super-skyscrapers, the famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the John Hancock Building. You'll also get to admire the majesty of Grant Park with its famous Buckingham Fountain, and iconic Chicago venues such as Soldier’s Field, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. During your cruise, treat yourself at the full-service cash bar featuring authentic Chicago products. Try local beer and spirits and Garrett’s Popcorn. Choose between the fresh air of the open-air decks or enjoy the comfort of the climate-controlled interiors during your cruise. Don’t forget to take a selfie at the Grand Staircase at the front of the boat or pose for photos at the picturesque stern or bow of this classic vessel.

Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

Chicago: Explorer Pass with Choice of 2-7 Attractions

With the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City you can visit top sites such as the Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago, or The Field Museum, all on one handy pass. Enjoy great savings on admission to your choice of 2 to 7 top Chicago attractions and tours, and pay nothing at the gate. Explore at your own pace on a hop-on and hop-off Chicago bus tour, or aboard one of two lake cruises. You have 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. To help you create your own itinerary you'll also get a free app and digital guide. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The most popular activities require advanced reservations, check instructions on the app, and make sure to place reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment. Choose from dozens of popular attractions and tours with your Explorer Pass, including: • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise • 360 CHICAGO (reservations required) • Field Museum • Skydeck Chicago (reservations required) • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Discover Tour • Griffin Museum of Science and Industry • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Adler Planetarium • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Flyover Chicago • Skyline Lake Tour • Chicago Children's Museum • 10pin Chicago Bowling & Pizza! (reservations required) • Two-hour City Bike Rental by Bike and Roll Chicago • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center • And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the Go City app or the included digital guide for the full list of attractions including reservations instructions where needed. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

Chicago Lakefront: Seadog Speedboat Ride

This half-hour Seadog Speedboat ride along Chicago’s lakefront is one of the best ways to view the city’s skyline while learning about the city. Combine an exciting speedboat ride with informative and amusing stories about the world-famous Windy City. As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your captain will tell you interesting facts about the pier and the lakefront as he cranks up the music and races to key lakefront landmarks. Stop near the picturesque lakefront park of the Chicago Museum campus, where you’ll learn about the architecture and history of Chicago. Admire views of the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, including the Buckingham Fountain, Sears Tower, Grant Park, and Chicago's largest shopping district. Listen to the thrilling sound of the turbo engines as you race around the Lake Michigan waterfront and back to the Navy Pier. Upgrade to the Extreme Thrill Ride Option and experience exhilarating speeds and full 360° spins. This jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full-throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and the raw power of Seadog Extreme's 1400 HP engines.

Chicago: Family Fun Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Chicago: Family Fun Urban Adventure River and Lake Cruise

Discover Chicago’s stunning skyscrapers, historic buildings, and modern marvels on this fun, family-friendly boat cruise. Relax and unwind as you admire scenic views from the Chicago River and the Chicago Harbor Lock. Then, cruise onto Lake Michigan where you can gaze upon the entire city skyline and shoreline. During the boat ride, enjoy lively narration and stories about Chicago’s rich history as your knowledgeable guides point out the many sights of the city including Willis Tower, Aon Center, 875 N. Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Center), Museum Campus, Marina City, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Navy Pier, the Lake Michigan Lighthouse and more. The tour also gives you the opportunity to experience passing through the Chicago Harbor Lock. Listen to your guide explain the full workings of the lock and feel the boat rise as you enter Lake Michigan, and then lower again when returning to the Chicago River.

Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Chicago: All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Take a trip up to SkyDeck Chicago and the Ledge, observe the amazing views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, the Field Museum, have fun at Navy Pier, and enjoy a architecture scenic river cruise. Choose durations of 1, 2, 3, or 5 days at a low, pre-paid price and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual attraction tickets. The All-Inclusive Pass comes with a digital guide including useful attraction information. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The Chicago All-Inclusive Pass offers entry to popular activities, attractions, and tours including: • 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (reservations required) • Shedd Aquarium • SkyDeck Chicago and Ledge (reservations required) • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Discover Tour • Field Museum • Adler Planetarium • Flyover Chicago • Lakefront Speedboat Tour (reservations required) • Griffin Museum of Science and Industry • Museum of Illusions Chicago • Chicago Children's Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour (reservations required) • And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago: Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Chicago: Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Segways are amazingly fun and there is no better way to tour a world-class city like Chicago than on your own personal set of wheels--a Segway! Our 5-7 mile Lakefront Chicago Segway tour lets you learn about and view and many Chicago's attractions in a highly unique way. As you glide effortlessly and enjoy the lakefront, you can learn the history of our city from your friendly and professional tour guide. Immerse yourself in the area's countless attractions, gorgeous parks and gardens, and stunning photo opportunities. See sights like Grant Park, the BP Bridge, the Bean, and the Buckingham Fountain, as well as generous views of Lake Michigan and the majestic skyline. Segways are safe to use, easy to learn, and fun to ride. We offer a thorough training session from our certified guides before we begin the tour.

Chicago: Panoramic Sunset Tour with Live Guide

Chicago: Panoramic Sunset Tour with Live Guide

Experience the magic of Chicago at dusk with the Big Bus Chicago on a 90-minute live guided panoramic adventure that captures the city in its most captivating light. As the golden hour sets in, watch the entire skyline come to life, from Magnificent Mile to Museum Campus and beyond. From the top deck of an open-top double decker, you’ll have a perfect vantage point to see the best of Chicago. Witness the vibrant nightlife of River North, an area brimming with energy, trendy bars, and eclectic dining options. Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights and stories along the way, enriching your understanding of this dynamic neighborhood. Next, the journey takes you along the legendary Michigan Avenue. From the upscale shopping and historic architecture of The Magnificent Mile to the cultural treasures of State Street Theater District, you’ll experience the diverse facets of Chicago’s most famous avenues. See renowned attractions like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Art Institute of Chicago, all beautifully illuminated against the evening sky. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, this tour offers a unique perspective on the Windy City, blending stunning visuals with exciting history and must-see landmarks.

Chicago: Full-Day or Half-Day Bike Rental

Chicago: Full-Day or Half-Day Bike Rental

Chicago proudly ranks as the country’s best city for cycling because of its flat terrain, miles of bike trails, and interconnected neighborhoods, parks, and attractions. Your bike rental starts in the heart of Chicago’s 20-mile Lakefront Bike Trail, near Navy Pier. Choose between a full-day bike rental or a 4-hour bike rental to explore Chicago at your own pace. You’ll receive a helmet, a bike lock, and a detailed map to help you easily navigate your way around the city. Enjoy biking to a variety of attractions and create your own sightseeing itinerary to fit in with your family's interests. Start cycling along the shores of Lake Michigan for gorgeous views of Navy Pier, featuring family-friendly attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining. Continue to Millennium Park, a lively gathering spot that's home to Cloud Gate. Stop here to take a photo of yourself reflected in the mirror of this famous bean-shaped sculpture. Further south, you’ll find Grant Park, whose Buckingham Fountain stands tall as one of the largest fountains in the world. Just South of there lies Museum Campus, a 57-acre park on Lake Michigan that’s home to the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History, as well as the Soldier Field football stadium. Alternatively head north to Lincoln Park, a large lakeside community and park home to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Entrance is free, so you can hop off your bike to explore some amazing animal exhibits. Of course, you can’t miss Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs play.

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Magnificent view of the skyline at sunset and at night. We did the same day cruise which was just as stunning and everything is so different depending on the light. To do absolutely.

Very pleasant cruise under the sun. The view from the river and the lake are magnificent. 1h30 of pure pleasure.

The view was breathtaking!! I’m glad I reserved my tickets with time because it was sold out!

skyline was absolutely stunning and the guide was very knowledgeable, great tour.

This was worth the money!! A lake view to the city, magical!