Bobby's Bike Hike
Locally based Bobby’s earns rave reviews from riders. It rents bikes and has easy access to the Lakefront Trail. It also offers cool...
Located on the Riverwalk, this outfitter rents kayaks for explorations on the Chicago River. Beginners are welcome and a quick training...
Bike Chicago Navy Pier
It rents bikes (and offers tours) from a seasonal booth on Dock St. Bike Chicago's main, year-round shop is in Millennium Park.
Modern, sunny coffee-slinger Dollop fires up a mean espresso among its caffeinated arsenal. Local baked treats such as Hoosier Mama pies...
400 N Lake Shore Dr · interesting places nearby
Chicago Spire information
Remember the Chicago Spire , uberarchitect Santiago Calatrava’s new building that was set to become the nation’s tallest? At 2000ft, it would’ve dwarfed the Willis Tower. Excitement was high (pun!), and nicknames for the twisting design abounded – The Twizzler, The Drill Bit, The Vibrator among them. Developers broke ground in 2007, but construction came screeching to a halt in late 2008 when the economy went limp and funds dried up. Now there’s a dormant 76ft-deep, 110ft-wide hole in the ground at downtown’s pricey edge. The developers vow they’ll get the money and finish the Spire. If not, it might live up to its less savory nickname: ‘The Big Screw.’