Chicago, or the Windy City as it is known should have you breezing down to Navy Pier when you visit. This is a setting for relaxation and fun that must simply be on everyone’s bucket list when visiting this fascinating and welcoming city.
Navy Pier In Chicago
When one visits Navy Pier the first think that immediately leaps into view is the 200 foot Ferris wheel that dominates the skyline – and this should be the first stop for anyone who wants to get a bird’s eye view of the city and the area surrounding the pier.
Navy Pier has also undergone something of a makeover in recent years and this has resulted in it being reborn as one of Chicago’s premier foodie destinations – with a generous helping of great nighttime venues thrown into the mix.
Firstly, for those in search of a suave option and a great cocktail the Tiny Lounge is just what is required. Newly redesigned this is where those in search of the perfectly created cocktail come and gather. The ambiance is laid back and the drinks are just about as close to perfection as is possible. As a pit stop on your travels around the pier there can be no better option.
Cocktails aside Navy Pier is all about the family experience and there are eateries that are especially welcoming to those who have the little one’s with them.
Family favorites like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will delight everyone that has a hankering for some fresh seafood at great prices. With a relaxed atmosphere and none of the pretension of high end restaurants this is the perfect place to bring the kids.
However – if there is one experience that any visitor to the Pier will not want to miss it is the opportunity to enjoy Chicago’s signature culinary creation – the deep dish pizza. Visitors should make sure that they visit Giordano’s. Here the full majesty of the deep dish pizza is presented with flair and exceptional attention to detail. This is a venue that has constantly won accolades for best stuffed pizza in the land. You simply cannot miss out on these delicious rounds of taste – you have to try them – otherwise your visit to the Windy City will not be complete.
Of course the fact that the Pier is located on the edge of Lake Michigan cannot be ignored. The scenery is spectacular – but for those who want that extra bit of fun there are always the many boating excursions that are offered by operators located at the Pier. Most of these tours start out from either South Dock or Polk Brother’s Park and are well worth the time spent out on the sparkling waters taking in the city from a unique perspective.
Those with children in tow might also want to investigate the Chicago Children’s museum which will delight the younger members of the family (and those young at heart but slightly older).
Navy Pier is well worth the visit. Food, fun, laughs and relaxation await those visiting Chicago – and that Ferris Wheel is a delight.