Best Outdoor activities in Chicago
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You have not seen Chicago until you have seen it at night. View Buckingham Fountain's evening light show with the illuminated skyline as a backdrop. We glide along the rose gardens at lakefront to our secret spot for viewing Navy Pier's Fireworks display.
Cruise along the Chicago River on a 60- or 75-minute tour, and discover hidden architectural gems among the city’s renowned landmarks. Led by a docent providing live narration, the tour passes more than 40 structures and sails under historic bridges.
Learn how the Magnificent Mile developed from a warehouse district into the Champs Elysee of Chicago. Admire a wide range of architectural styles including Parisian, Gothic, Neoclassical, Art Deco, Mid-20th Century Modern, and 21st-Century Contemporary.
Discover the delicious and multiregional cuisine of China without leaving Chicago on this Chinatown Food Tour. Expand your culinary horizons with some incredible unique dishes, while also learning about the fascinating culture of the Chinese people.
Soar to heights of nearly 200 feet over Navy Pier, with unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Choose between pre-purchasing a Regular or a Fastpass Express ticket to experience this iconic part of the Chicago skyline.
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