For the past week I've been playing tourist in my new city. I heard good things about the architectural boat tours that take you along the Chicago River and lake, so I went ahead and booked one through Chicago Line Cruises.
The tours are regularly $37/person, but then I noticed that the first tour of the day, 8am, on Fridays and Saturdays are half price. Mmm, yes please! I also noticed that by booking online, you saved $2 on each ticket. I like, I like.
We got up bright and early and headed out. On the boat they have juice, coffee, muffins, and cookies. Here are my parents filling their faces!
And me, about to fill mine!
We started out by going through the locks, so that we could enter the lake.
Extraordinary views of the city! I loved it! The guide who spoke was very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the building we were passing.
My favourite part was once we got into the Chicago River and went by buildings that you normally only walk past. It was fun seeing everything from a different perspective.
The tour went right past M's office, so that was pretty neat too. I'm convinced that Mr. Trump chose the best possible location in all of Chicago for his tower!
I'd definitely recommend going on this architectural boat tour if you're ever visiting Chicago! Afterwards we headed to Navy Pier, but it was way too hot out! I'd never been to the pier before and it can pretty much be summed up as overpriced places to drink or eat your face off.
Next up we caught the free trolley and took it to Pizzeria Uno for some deep dish! This wasn't my favourite pizza, but it was still pretty delicious and not as greasy or overwhelmingly cheesy as others I've tried.
And after all this we still made it home for an afternoon nap!