Outdoor Activities

Bike along the Lakeshore
Rent a Divvy Bike and ride along the 20-mile lakefront bicycle path to see the city from another perspective.

Chicago Sailing Club
Sailboat lessons and rentals.

Shoreline Sightseeing – Explore Chicago’s skyline with a guided architecture tour, classic tour on Lake Michigan, fireworks tour or enjoy a shoreline charter.

Sailboats, Inc.
Attend one of the oldest charter schools in the country. They prepare their students to charter any type of boat.

Lincoln Park Lagoon
Glide along the water in a paddleboat - just peddle and go.

ArchiCenter of the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Float down the Chicago River while a docent conducts a fact-filled tour of the passing architecture. Choose from several tour themes including "Early Skyscrapers" and "Modern and Beyond". The ArchiCenter also has walking and bus tours and hosts exhibitions, lectures and discussions.

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
View Chicago's magnificent skyline from the decks of Chicago's First Lady or Chicago's Little Lady, the fleet of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Allow our knowledgeable and efficient concierge to secure your advance reservations for this popular 90-minute cruise. You can also order them through //www.ticketmaster.com/ or purchase them at the Hot Tix booth in the Chicago Water Works Visitor Center.

Wendella Sightseeing
Cruise at twilight and see the Chicago skyline as the city lights up for the evening. They also offer a river architectural tour and a combined river and lake tour.

Mercury Cruises
Enjoy the offbeat? This is for you. They're a little quirky, offering cruises for canines (well, dogs are welcome with their people), and Pirate Cruises for Kids.

One of the more breathtaking scenes on the lake is this tall ship approaching the docks at Navy Pier. The 148-foot four-masted schooner (and its new sister ship, the Windy II) sets sail for 90-minute cruises two to five times a day, both day and evening. The boats are at the whims of the wind, so every cruise charts a different course. Passengers are welcome to help raise and trim the sails and occasionally take turns at the ship's helm (with the captain standing close by).
Address: 600 E Grand Ave.
Phone: 312-595-5555

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2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60616-9985

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