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The Surprising Sea Life of Lake Michigan

While visiting Chicago, you may be wondering what kind of marine life lives in Lake Michigan. Not all the fish species that call it home are native species—in fact, Lake

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner on the Water

A wedding rehearsal dinner is almost as important as your wedding day. During your rehearsal, you’ll be practicing the events for your wedding, ensuring your special day occurs without any

Navy Pier Fireworks

Each year Navy Pier in Chicago offers the most splendid fireworks throughout the summer and for special occasions. If you’re in the area, the Navy Pier fireworks are a must-see!

Event Venues on the Water: Options for Your Next Event!

Event venues on the water are an excellent option for unforgettable special occasions. By housing your next gathering in venues on the water, you can enjoy a more laid-back experience.

Best Things to Do at Navy Pier

Regarded as one of the most famous attractions in Chicago, Illinois, Navy Pier sits on Lake Michigan. This attraction is distinguishable by the Centennial Wheel that is visible along the

The top 10 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Chicago

Every year, Chicagoans look forward to the longer days of summer, and the warmer weather they don’t get to enjoy most other times of the year. The Windy City is

Things To Do On Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is an ideal place to spend a holiday or weekend getaway. Lake Michigan boasts over 1,600 miles of shoreline as well as many fun activities to partake in!

Top New York and Chicago Bars on the Water

Multiple cities are synonymous with bars on the water offering incredible views, especially New York City and Chicago. These two cities are known for their inventive drinks, superb cuisine, and

Aboard City Cruises During Chicago Restaurant Week

Behind the Scenes of Chicago Restaurant Week with Chef Francesco Simone aboard City Cruises Chicago Only steps away from the Magnificent Mile, just east along the Chicago Riverwalk, Francesco Simone,

The History of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

The History of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago   Possibly the city’s most celebrated holiday, St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago draws visitors from all over the US and the world.

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Top things to do in Chicago

There are plenty of fun things to do in Chicago! For instance, you can explore the city’s many museums and historical sites, enjoy its diverse food and drink scene, or take part in one of its many annual festivals. Of course, Chicago is also home to a variety of sports teams and outdoor activities, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city. Lake Michigan is also a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and kayaking, so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for some fun in the sun! You can also take boat cruises down the Chicago River and river to take in the sights of Chicago from a different perspective. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Chicago!

What do I need to know before visiting Chicago?

Chicago is an amazing city full of culture, history, and great food. If you are planning on visiting Chicago, make sure to research everything beforehand so you can make the most of your trip! If it is your first time in the city, be sure to book a fun tour like an architecture boat tour. Both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan offer some of the best views! And of course, dress accordingly depending on the time of year you are visiting.