Category Archives: Best of Chicago

Interact with History aboard Flagship Niagara

Adventure out, take history in. That is exactly what you’ll be doing when you board the Flagship Niagara. Niagara happens to one of the most historically authentic tall ships sailing in to Navy Pier. The U.S. Brig Niagara is a two-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel and is an accurate reproduction of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious flagship from the War…

Tall Ship: STV Pathfinder

Calling all Sailors! Tall Ships Chicago 2013 is one of Navy Pier’s most popular events and this year we welcome 14 historic tall ships August 7-11, 2013! Tall Ships Chicago is perfect for anyone from families wanting to spend a day by the water and learn about these majestic ships to the most experienced sailors and…

Lynx: In Defense of America’s Freedom

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® returns to Navy Pier August 7-11. The five-day festival features fourteen majestic Tall Ships. Visitors are able to view, walk and explore the decks, or even take a 75 or 120-minute sail aboard these magnificent vessels. One of the fourteen ships in the fleet is the Lynx, a…

Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise

Calling all wine loving, late night cruisers! We have a perfect tour for you! Navy Pier is hosting the Seadog Chicago Wine Flight River Cruise, a 75-minute wine tasting cruise on the Chicago River. This not-so-speedy Seadog Cruise will take you down the Chicago River with a lively guide educating you on the city’s most…

Pride of Baltimore II: American History Sails into Navy Pier

When tall ships return to Navy Pier August 7-11, one of the 14 ships in the fleet is the Pride of Baltimore II. Commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to the original Pride of Baltimore which tragically sunk in 1986, Pride of Baltimore II is a 157-foot a reproduction of an 1812-era Baltimore-built topsail…

Navy Pier Segway Tours

Chicago is meant to be explored. By boat, by bus, by foot, by bike, and now – by Segway! Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours has been a popular hit in the Chicagoland and the exciting trip starts right here at Navy Pier! Everyone enjoys learning more about this beautiful city but lets face it, it’s quite…

Cirque Shanghai Around Chicago

Blink and you might miss them! Navy Pier serves as the official venue for Cirque Shanghai’s lauded “Dragon’s Thunder” over the summer months, but that doesn’t mean the cast can’t be spotted elsewhere. Cirque’s schedule of special appearances includes two of the best that a Chicago summer has to offer. After stops at Taste of…

Mix It ‘Til Midnight Presented by Bacardi! | Navy Pier

Navy Pier has always been the perfect party spot and on Friday, July 26th we’re transforming the Pier into one of Chicago’s biggest nightclubs! With ice-cold mixed cocktails and the hottest tracks mixed live on the lake, it is sure to be a crazy night! Starting at 9 p.m., Navy Pier will be throwing the…

Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier

Who doesn’t love a good boat race on a sunny afternoon? It’s safe to say everyone does! The Chicago Match Cup Race will be returning this summer to Navy Pier and will set sail alongside the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by Pepsi® festival! Brought to you by  The Chicago Match Race Center, the…

SS Sorlandet

In 1933, Chicago was the on the forefront of the world’s stage hosting its second world’s fair: A Century of Progress Exposition. The sail training ship SS Sørlandet (Norwegian for “The South Land” and the name for the southern region of Norway) made her first transatlantic voyage from Kristiansand, Norway to serve as the Norwegian…