I can't believe that Chicago has such a distinguishing feature in the city itself that adds so much flare to the city's culture like a river. The Bay Area doesn't have a river ... and even if it did, it probably wouldn't be as cool as this Y-shaped stream snaking through the heart of Chicago in between the ginormously tall buildings of downtown Chicago. I love that there are side walk cafes and beautifully appointed architecture adorning the side of the river. The architectural cruise is definitely a must take to take in all that the river has to offer. The river goes out into Michigan Lake on one side and you have an amazing view of Navy Pier from the end of the river where the Spiral has supposedly sprung (perhaps I'm wrong, haven't been there in 2 years!).The Chicago river is truly one of a kind and it's a must see if you're in Chicago.
My favorite place in Chicago. Walking around the river at night is just an experience that makes the whole trip worth it. You can enjoy the calm, the views, and it's safe. Perfect place to take pictures and enjoy the atmosphere with friends/couple. It's definitely someplace you don't want to miss.
Nice little path to walk in along the river. It's so cool to look at during St. Patrick's Day. They color the river GREEN!
The best way to see the city, especially the architecture is from the river. Take an architecture tour or even go kayaking!
It's beautiful to take a walk around the Chicago River. It's beautiful and fun to take photos.