Fourth of July weekend was one for the books. It began with some sightseeing with friends before embarking on one tourist activity I don’t mind doing regularly: the architecture cruise on the Chicago River. We chose the 7:30 p.m. cruise on Friday to start our Fourth of July celebration.
Instead of boarding on Navy Pier, which I was sure was insane packed, we chose the Michigan Avenue boarding location. It is more convenient to access from the L train, too.
Fourth of July in Chicago has an indescribable energy. Chicago wore its Fourth of July best. I loved the flags; patriotic attire; and red, white and blue lights on the buildings. And the weather was absolutely perfect.
The tour guide’s script is just about the same as in the first tour I went on, but I picked up on facts I missed the first time around. You will always learn something new. And your seat choice gives you a unique perspective.
|35 E. Wacker Drive, aka the Jewelers Building|
|A mirror of the Chicago River.|
|Merchandise Mart has its own ZIP code.|
Our tour boat was not too crowded; we had plenty of room to move around. We took advantage of the lower level to take photos from other vantage points.