Category Archives: Best of Chicago

If you’ve been thinking about traveling around the globe just to see the world’s best sculptures, objects, functional art and design, you no longer have to. This November, the world’s foremost Sculptures Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) is back and happening right here in the great city of Chicago at Navy Pier on…

October is a magical time in Chicago—leaves changing, the weather cooling, and wicked Halloween events all across the city.  Luckily, we can make your Halloween party choice easy for you this year. With the Masquerade Ball at Navy Pier on October 31, your hardest decision will be wondering what to wear. The Masquerade Ball will…

Leaving you in awe from beginning to end, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” has been spending its 9th consecutive summer back in the Windy City to perform at Navy Pier! Set on the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment combines the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters with gravity-defying acrobatics, all resulting in…

If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer more evening and…

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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…