On Michigan Avenue, there's a trail along the river. We are boating around the Chicago River. The cost of the ship was 35 dollars, and many famous buildings were built along the river. The Chicago River was once black and stinky. After being harnessed, it has become a famous tourist attraction. It is very happy to sit on a boat and enjoy the buildings on both sides of the river. Only in summer.
The Chicago Riverside Trail is a leisure sightseeing trail built along the Chicago River. The Chicago River is winding and clear. It is said that 20 years ago it was a seriously polluted river. Now it has been treated as a city sightseeing inland river. There are cruise ships in summer, but cruise ships do not operate in winter. There are many beautiful tall buildings on both sides of the Chicago River. Trump Tower is one of them. Along this path, you can appreciate the beauty of these buildings and experience their magnificence and grandeur. As a leisure sightseeing trail, there are also many local residents who take a leisurely walk or walk their dogs here. Although it was winter when we went, the trail was still beautiful.
The mainstream of the Chicago River has a long and rich history. It presents the development of the city itself in many ways. The Chicago River, formerly a meandering marsh, was hardened and transformed into an engineering River to support the city's industrial transformation.
The Chicago River used to be a meandering marsh. A few years ago, fishing and swimming were unreachable goals because of the serious pollution of the river. But today that vision is a reality. The latest progress in water quality and the improvement of the intensity of public recreational use along the river reflect the increase of life along the river and call for a new connection to the shore. In response to these calls, the Chicago Department of Transport began implementing the Riverside Walkway Project, which uses new space to enrich various parts of the system, including the very successful Veterans Memorial Square and Wabash Square.
The waterfront trails here are very beautiful, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river. Almost all along the Chicago River are waterfront walks, which are suitable for walking there. There are also some shops and buildings, such as the Trump Building, where you can play. There are many kinds of architectural tours here, and we chose one of them. It sounds a bit boring, but it's actually very interesting. After that, I appreciated the waterfront trail a little more.
There's a very famous cruise line in downtown Chicago. Many people will choose to take a cruise to visit the famous buildings in downtown, but you can also choose to walk slowly along the riverside trail to enjoy these tall buildings, and you can also greet and wave to the tourists on the cruise ship.
One Lake (Michigen Lake) and one river (Chicago River) are the characteristics of Chicago. Chicago developed lakeside beaches early, and built "Chicago River walk" more than 20 years ago. This leisure trail is located on the South Bank of the Chicago River. Loop Road in Chicago is dense, and there are many bridges on the Chicago River. Riverside trails use blocks, the original separation of bridges, between roads and bridges, open up five concave "halls" of streets with rich forms and functions. From east to west, they are pier Plaza (where the main dining chair areas are concentrated), River Bay (water sports and leisure projects such as rowing), water theater (ladder stone steps connecting shore and street), water Plaza (shallow fountain, parent-child interactive water play space), and wharf (wharf and water wetland garden, fishing can be done). The separated "hall" is connected by a trail under the bridge. On the North Bank of the river are famous buildings such as the Wrigley Tower, Trump Tower and Malina Tower (commonly known as "Corn" Building).
The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. The City backdrop invades this unique experience, presenting visitors with an unexpected perspective. Any way you decide to take on the Riverwalk, you will be delighted with the choices you have to enjoy this treasure. Live performances from local musicians, public art exhibitions and special events will be offered throughout the season. Check the calendar of events for upcoming performances and events.
This is an open pedestrian waterfront road that spans its way in downtown Chicago all the way to Franklin Street. The view is stunning during night time so make your evening stroll here before you end the night. It also overseas the Trump tower and other local shops. Tons of people come by here for a stroll, jog and ride bikes along the walkway. Stunning views all around.
The Chicago River has a bad reputation for its polluted past, but the city has taken great strides to clean it up. They've also done a lot of work to make the riverwalk an appealing destination, and it's one of my favorite spots downtown. I especially love hanging out in the park near State Street, where you can sit and look up at the Trump Tower. Hang out here long enough and you'll see skateboarders, parkour practitioners, and maybe a bridal party getting photographed.