Category Archives: Best of Chicago

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Looking for a place to rest your head in the City of Big Shoulders? Look no further, we’ve helped narrow down that list to five comfortable hotels located not far from the Pier! Essex Inn Located directly across the street from historic Grant Park and only minutes from Museum Campus, The Essex Inn provides the…

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So you want to take a trip to the Windy City, but where do you begin? As the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Chicago offers so much to do and see that it can be difficult narrowing down your choices. That’s why we’re here to help! If you’re going to visit the Midwest,…

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Today’s the day of chocolates, roses, and love! In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of the adorable first date stories that our fans so generously posted on the Navy Pier Facebook page! We couldn’t include them all, so here are just a few: If you have your own first…

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Navy Pier has been a staple in Chicago ever since the early 20th century, and it’s the Midwest’s #1 tourist and leisure destination, but how well do you know the Pier? Here are some fun facts to test your knowledge and quiz your friends! Daniel Burnham, famous architect of the World’s Fair, originally envisioned five…

Shoreline Sightseeing’s Last Brew Cruise

With summer coming to close, there is no time to waste!  It’s time to squeeze out that last bit of summertime by going on a cruise! Not just any cruise though, a Shoreline Sightseeing Brew Cruise! We can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than by relaxing on a boat, drinking…

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder

Get ready to be amazed! All summer long we have experienced acrobats soaring, motorcycles flipping and the jaws of audience member’s dropping over the vastly raved about Cirque Shanghai – Dragon’s Thunder Circus! Since last May, Cirque Shanghai has proven once again to be an hour and fifteen minutes of non-stop entertaining fun! Traveling with…

Independent Garden Center Show 2013

August 20th-22nd independent garden owners, buyers and managers in the gardening industry will make their pilgrimage to Chicago for the largest gathering of green thumbs we have ever seen! The Independent Garden Center Show is the largest tradeshow held to inspire and educate professionals in the gardening industry. With over 40 guest speakers like celebrity…

Entertainment Cruises - Chicago

Travel the waters and see Chicago like never before aboard an Entertainment Cruises – Chicago cruise! Their unique vessels offer the complete cruise experience. With everything from elegant and sophisticated or fun and festive dining cruises, to high-speed thrill rides, to private charter yachts Entertainment Cruises has something for everyone! Accommodating parties both large and…

2013 Chicago Air & Water Show | Navy Pier

As Chicagoans we are luckily doused with tons of awesome summer festivals. We enjoy music, food and art festivals, however, no festival quite compares to the most heart-stopping, breath-taking, exhilarating Chicago festival of all: The Chicago Air and Water Show! On August 17th and 18th, Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will transform into a thrilling spectacular…

Landshark Beer Garden

Enjoy the summer weather while it lasts and spend some time outside at Chicago’s #1 attraction! There are many hang out spots on the Pier, but the Landshark Beer Garden takes the cake! One of the newest editions to the beer garden is the 4-Star Comedy Club presented by The Playground Theater! You could go…