On the Water
Being one of the largest cities in the Western Hemisphere, Chicago boasts a lot of different tours. We are breaking them down and choosing the one’s that will enhance your Windy City experience…
Take in the big city lights on a memorable Night Architecture Tour. A one hour tour encompasses a trip up the Chicago River providing close proximity to many famous skyscrapers and landmarks. Also, the tour provides an informative narration beginning with The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and moving forward to the great rebirth of architecture in Chicago. Ticket prices range from $29-32 and the tours start at Gateway Park at Navy Pier.
Take advantage of your Fourth of July travels as our city lights up your evening….
**July 3rd & July 4th: 9:30pm**
**July 6th: 10:15pm**
The fireworks are visible from the lakefront areas, so the beaches are a good bet to catch the show!
Explore Chicago with a hop on/hop off trolley tour. You are free to get on & off the bus during its 13 mile route to eat, shop, & see all the Second City’s sights. See the front desk for details on a discounted rate.
As we are within walking distance to the lake, this summer is the season where you need to be LAKESIDE, whether at a beach, on the bike/running path….or how about dining……..?
Check out The Dock at Montrose Beach & their menu that boasts beachside compliments like kobe burgers, fish tacos, & tuna ceviche. Better yet, The Dock is newly revamped and now features a liquor license with about 20 different beers to choose from. This lakeside eatery is located north of Lincoln Park at Montrose & the lakefront.
Beach season has finally bestowed itself upon our city once again, take advantage of these great locations…
North Ave. Beach is one of the city’s most popular sunny summer spots. This beach also offers a fair share of lakeside amenities: a restaurant/snack bar, chess, volleyball, as well as the popular Castaways Beach Bar. Better yet, this beach is within walking distance of our hostel.
Dear Traveler, we will let you in on a little secret. Part of why we are the best hostel in Chicago is because of our beautiful neighborhood, Lincoln Park. In fact, our neighborhood is better than downtown in so many ways. Come see why we were voted the 5th best hostel in the U.S. for the month of May!
Whether your break falls in early or late March, there’s a trillion and ten things to do in Chicago. Instead of listing a trillion ideas for your Chicago excursion, here are a few worthwhile stops we think you should make…
If your vacation coincides with St. Patrick’s Day on March 14th, we advise you to check out the Chicago River being dyed a vibrant green that day. This occasion is followed by the annual parade that rolls through the downtown area and consists of heavy amounts of floats, shamrocks, acrobats, and drunken hecklers of all shapes & sizes. Admission is free. Read more
You probably already know of Chicago’s rich legacy of gangsters. However, if you’re interested in knowing more on the extensive subject of infamous criminals, hop on the tour bus and take a trip with Untouchable Tours! You will gain knowledge of the 1920s and 30s Prohibition Era while visiting a vast array of landmarks including: the Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, as well as the site of the Valentine’s Day Massacre. Read more