Chicago River and Lake Michigan Tour


Clipper ship on Lake Michigan

The Chicago skyline, in my opinion, is the prettiest in the US.  Whether you’ve been to Chicago or not, seeing the city from Lake Michigan is the one thing you should definitely do. 

Wendella is one of the only companies that do a combined tour of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Don’t get jipped and take a cruise that only takes you on the river! Wendella’s tour lasts 90 minutes and I found it to be informative, comfortable and fun. Did I mention the full service bar on the boat’s bottom level? Tickets will cost you $27 per person, with discounts for seniors and kids. Check with your hotel because sometimes they can get you a lower price. Wendella’s boats are located on Michigan Ave at the river, right next to the Wrigley Building.  They usually leave every hour on the hour 10am to 9pm, but check their site for the latest schedules. Bring a warm jacket, you’re going to need it!

Wendella best sightseeing boat Chicago Stairs to the Chicago Riverwalk Chicago river skyscapers Chicago skyline from Wendella cruise Chicago skyline on Lake Michigan
On the Chicago River you’ll see some really remarkable architecture; these are some of my favorites:
Chicago Tribune and Wrigley buildingChicago skyscapers_Marina City_Hancock building_Lake Point Tower
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suzetteI have been traveling for the better part of the last ten years in an effort to get out of my bubble. I set out to learn from other cultures and gain some understanding of the world. No matter where I go, I seek out gems off the beaten path and this site is my attempt to show you how to do the same.

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