One of the most popular outings with visitors to Chicago is to take a
cruise on the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, or both. The city
looks spectacular at night and for this reason dinner cruises along
the Lake are quite popular.
Chicago for dinner cruises, although you might prefer to
ask the concierge at your hotel or a friend from Chicago for their
recommendation. The cruise above leave from the dock at Navy Pier.
On the other hand, an architectural cruise along the Chicago
River can reveal views and details of Chicago's sizzling architecture that are
available from no other perspective. We recommend riding
First Lady, an official partner of the Chicago Architectural
Foundation, as, perhaps, the best of the river cruises. The First Lady
departs on its cruises of the river from the Chicago Riverwalk,
where you can, also, purchase your tickets.
By the way, the Chicago Riverwalk now runs from State Street along
the south side of Wacker Drive, under Michigan Avenue to the
lakefront where it connects to the Lakefront trail.
Eventually, Riverwalk will be extended west to Franklin, Street, creating
what is hoped will become Chicago's
"second shoreline". If you have the time, it's a great place to view
many of the interesting architectural details of Chicago's
magnificent skyline. In addition to the thoroughfare, you will find
seating, cafes, water taxis and a few shops to help civilize your
ramble along the Chicago River.
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