We recently had the pleasure of visiting Chicago. While we spent a good amount of time in the North Shore, we did spend some time in the city exploring. There is so much to see and do here, to be sure! As we had much planned in a short amount of time, we wanted to make sure to see as much of the sites of Chicago as we could. We had already seen the city from a bird’s eye view, so we knew a great way to take in the city would be an afternoon of sailing on the Chicago River.
Naturally, we wanted the best option we could find and find it we did aboard the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady! This river cruise is rated #1 boat ride in North America, so we definitely wanted to check it out!*
This cruise is run by the Chicago Architecture Center, guided by volunteers who love what they do and it shows. Our guide was a wealth of information on both the buildings and anecdotes from Chicago’s history. For those novices to the world of architecture, this was a great cruise to take. One could thoroughly enjoy 90 minutes of a gorgeous summer day’s sunshine, cool breeze along the river, and a gorgeous skyline to admire, all while enjoying the details shared from a knowledgeable guide. For architecture lover’s, this is the ultimate attraction, though, as you were presented with details from experts in the field, with the opportunity to explore even more after the cruise at the Chicago Architecture Center.
This was an absolutely beautiful way to take in the city and one all members of our family thoroughly enjoyed. The boat had plentiful room on the top deck to sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience. On the lower deck, you could venture down for refreshments.
We highly recommend booking a cruise to see the Chicago skyline this way! To learn more about the cruise and to book tickets for yourself, visit them online.
*we were invited to visit to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*