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Thinking about a visit to Chicago this summer? Read our list of the best outdoor activities for visitors. Whether you’re an avid Windy City enthusiast or first time vacationer, this list of things to do will give you plenty of information to plan a few days of exciting outdoor activities for the entire family.
Chicago has played an important role in the history of the United States. Consider these top family friendly destinations the next time that you visit the Windy City.
Climb aboard a specially designed Seadog speedboat for an unforgettable tour of Chicago’s iconic skyline. You will depart from the famous Navy Pier, travel along the banks of Lake Michigan and pass through the historic Chicago River Locks. The cruise up the river provides a majestic view of the Windy City’s most well known landmarks, such as the former Sears Tower. Now known as the Willis Tower, this 108-story structure is one of the tallest buildings in the world. You will enjoy close-up views of famous bridges, such as the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Constructed in 1917, the dark red Beaux Arts style drawbridge has four stone carvings on its northern bridge house that illustrates important events from the city’s history.
Head over to the historic Navy Pier and climb aboard the specially designed powerboats of Seadog Cruises for a unique view of many of the city’s most famous landmarks. You will feel the power of 2,000 horses as you enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute speedboat ride along the Chicago lakefront.
Home to the world’s first skyscraper and the Ferris wheel, Chicago is the Midwest’s largest metropolitan area. The city is renowned for its cultural, historical and architectural landmarks as well as its extraordinary shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Chicago Hop On Hop Off trolley tour (with Gray Line) is a great way to explore the Windy City. Many tourists use the trolley as an inexpensive way to travel to popular attractions and entertainment venues. These guided tours feature many of the city’s most famous destinations in the downtown area and along the majestic lakefront. During the tour, a knowledgeable guide will share unforgettable stories and provide interesting perspectives of the Chicago’s history.