Glides on both the river and the lake. Be aware that passing through the locks to and from the lake can take up a fair part of the...
Wendella offers the typical river-and-lake tour, with good history and architecture commentary and a trip through the lock. Departs from...
The Wrigley Building glows as white as the Doublemint Twins’ teeth, day or night. Chewing-gum guy William Wrigley built it that way on...
Terrace At Trump Tower
Trump’s small, view-a-riffic, 16th-floor alfresco lounge is for when you want to live large, with a glass of champagne in hand, looking...
Billy Goat Tavern
Tribune and Sun-Times reporters have guzzled in the subterranean Billy Goat for decades. Order a 'cheezborger' and Schlitz beer, then...
Chicago River waterfront along Wacker Dr · interesting places nearby
Clasping the Chicago River’s south side along Wacker Dr, this 1.25-mile-long promenade is slowly being developed as a local hangout. Access it from the stairs at any bridge. Outdoor cafes, wine bars, fountains, and bike and kayak rental shops dot the way.
There's also a Vietnam veteran’s memorial (near N Wabash Ave), a small river history museum (at N Michigan Ave) and sightseeing boats sprinkled in. It's a fine spot to escape the crowds and watch boats glide by.