Architectural Boat TourOn my Must-Do List for Exploring Downtown Chicago, I listed an architectural boat tour as one of the options. Honestly, this is my TOP recommendation for Chicago tourists, and many other people agree with me on this thought. Because even native Chicagoans enjoy and recommend this activity, STC decided to offer a group tour for the Summit.
Participants can enjoy a one-hour cruise highlighting Chicago history and architecture. The cruise takes off at Navy Pier, travels up the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past the Willis Tower (formerly known as the "Sears Tower") to the old Post Office Building. Along the way, a guide offers insights from experts and delves into the fascinating and little-known details about Chicago's famous skyline.
The tour is $63.00 per ticket and includes round-trip transportation from the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The tour is Wednesday (May 23rd). It leaves the hotel at 1:00 pm and arrives back at the hotel at 6:00 pm.
For more information, visit the River View Registration page.
Second City Comedy Theatre TourAnother personal favorite of mine for exploring Chicago is a night at the Second City Theatre.
The Second City tour includes round trip coach transportation and ticket to the show. The bus departs from the Hyatt Regency at 5:30 pm, getting you to the theatre at approximately 6:30 pm. There are a number of restaurants close to the theatre and the STC Chicago Chapter will coordinate group reservations. You may also take advantage of the food service at the theatre.