One of the most scenic urban walks in America is along the Chicago River. Just like the tall skyscrapers all around you, the river itself is one of Chicago’s iconic landmarks. It’s hard to keep your eyes on the sidewalk ahead as you’ll will be looking up and around to enjoy the great architecture of the buildings and bridges along the way. Or if you don’t want to walk, it’s great fun to cruise the river and relax as you enjoy the views!
The walk ends at the Navy Pier, itself a great destination! The River Walk takes you through the heart of “The Loop” and presents lots of opportunity to stop for something to eat or drink along the way. I think it would be a lot of fun to be in Chicago on St. Patrick ’s Day when the river is dyed green — something else to add to my already lengthy bucketlist!