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Tour Navy Pier, Chicago’s oldest promenade



Tour Navy Pier, Chicago's oldest promenade

You can tour one of the oldest rides in Chicago, here are some things you can’t miss at Navy Pier.

Before you start planning your next trip to the city of Chicago, we suggest that you consider the information below so that you can enjoy the major attractions that Chicago’s oldest promenade has to offer.

Navy Pier

It’s basically a huge entertainment center and a shopping mall with thousands of things to see and do.

Also, you should know that the Navy Pier until World War II served as a port for military training, later became a place of entertainment and strolling; a truly attractive place for the public and very useful for recreation.

In this extensive space, different food courts have restaurants and bars, theaters, museums, and different entertainments, which are perfect for the children of the house and for the adults.

From Navy Pier, you can also take various boat trips across Lake Michigan, among other activities.

Wheel of Fortune at Navy Pier

In Chicago there is an activity that most people love, we refer to the wheel of fortune, which is widely known as the Centennial Wheel.

During 2016 this magnificent wheel underwent a renovation during the centenary of the port, currently offers magnificent views of Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago; thanks to its great height.

To enjoy the wheel of fortune you only have to pay the value of the ticket, the best thing is that this entertainment site is open all year round.

This is basically because it has closed air-conditioned gondolas, which provide a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Visit the Shakespeare Theatre

A truly interesting option for those tourists who love to enjoy truly enjoyable moments is to visit the Shakespeare Theatre.

It offers a wide variety of performances throughout the year, but mainly you can enjoy Shakespeare, the famous series. The Courtyard Theatre, main hall, includes modern technology, 510 seats, excellent acoustics, and a large stage.

In addition to a second theatre, Upstairs has 200 seats but is mainly dedicated to smaller productions.

Fun excursions on Lake Michigan

From the Navy Pier, there are several boat trips across Lake Michigan. All along the beautiful dock are lined up the boats corresponding to the different companies: Oddysy, Shoreline, and Seadog, etc.

Enjoy the incredible views of the city of Chicago from the lake. If you are a lover of more relaxing walks, a boat trip is definitely the perfect option for you.

From the lake, you can also enjoy various tours with guides, which offer information related to the most important buildings in Chicago, as well as sites of interest such as the Buckingham Fountain and the Shedd Aquarium.

While touring Navy Pier you can also go to the carousel with the kids if you are traveling with your family, rent bikes for off-road or walking tours, listen to a great outdoor concert, admire the fireworks at sunset on Saturdays and Wednesdays.