Navy Pier – Chicago’s Lakefront Playground
Navy Pier – Chicago’s Lakefront Playground!
Chicago’s playground on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier features lakefront attractions, entertainment, parks, promenades, music, shops, restaurants, cruises, fireworks, museums, exhibitions and festive events. Take a cruise boat from Navy Pier’s South Dock and enjoy the sights along Lake Michigan. Ride the historic Ferris Wheel and enjoy endless views of Chicago. From the Chicago Children’s Museum to Pepsi Skyline Stage, Navy Pier is the place in Chicago to play, eat, shop, and explore the beauty of Lake Michigan. For Navy Pier hotels and attractions, visit www.navypier.com.
Chicago’s Navy Pier – Family Attractions & Rides.
Navy Pier is a fun family destination with lakeside attractions such as Pier Park. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline on the historic 15-story Ferris Wheel with 40 gondolas that light up the waterfront. Ride the whimsical Musical Carousel, which recreates the Pier’s golden age of the 1920s with 36 hand-painted animals. Explore the Chicago Children’s Museum at the Family Pavilion, an interactive world where creative exhibits and hands-on activities inspire young minds. Float in the clouds in the Navy Pier AeroBalloon, and enjoy panoramas of downtown Chicago, hop on the old-fashioned swing ride and play the 18-hole miniature golf course.
Navy Pier Entertainment – Fireworks, Films, Festivals.
Navy Pier is Chicago’s entertainment mecca. Enjoy live music, summer concerts, shows and performances – from blues and jazz to rock ‘n roll – at the Pepsi Skyline Stage. See explosive 3D films at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, Chicago’s largest flat movie screen. Experience the plays of Shakespeare at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Enjoy musical and theatrical performances by The Buccaneers, Navy Pier’s mascot Patch, and Pier Pranksters. Join dozens of events and festivals with music and dance from around the globe. During summer, the Beer Garden presents live rock, blues, salsa, soul, and R&B music on the Bud Light Stage. See the fireworks light up the lakefront on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Navy Pier Dining & Shopping.
Chicago’s most lively shopping and dining destination, Navy Pier offers many lakefront restaurants and bars, including Capi’s Italian Kitchen, Bubba Gump, , Charlie’s Ale House and Billy Goat Tavern. Enjoy mouthwatering Chicago cuisine at the food court in the Family Pavilion. Browse the retail shops in the Family Pavilion and along the Arcade, where you’ll find everything from souvenirs to sunglasses at shops like A Silver Lining and Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Navy Pier Boat Tours & Cruises.
Embark on a Lake Michigan adventure on the boats and vessels docked at Navy Pier’s Dock Street – from speedboats boats to schooners. Cruise the lake on the 70-foot-long Seadogs – the fastest speedboats in the country – offering adventure and architectural tours. Take a 30-minute skyline tour on a Shoreline Sightseeing boat and see Chicago’s lakefront and famous architecture. Take a water taxi between Chicago attractions or enjoy private charters on the Star of Chicago and Evening Star. Enjoy cruises and charters on Tall ShipWindy, Navy Pier’s 148-foot schooner. Enjoy luxury dinner and midnight cruises with gourmet dining and live entertainment on Odyssey and Mystic Blue. Party on Lake Michigan aboard the Spirit of Chicago offering lunch, brunch and dinner cruises with live cabaret and DJs.