You may have noticed, but summer in Chicago is kind of a big deal. I mean, we all suffer through the winter and then are rewarded for our efforts once summer hits. Summer is ALL about being on the water any chance you have. I have to say, I have done a pretty great job so far and it’s only early July. If you’re a Chicago resident or are planning a trip here, I highly recommend doing 1 if not all 3 of the below activities:
Number 1: Rent a Boat
I am so lucky to have found friends who are also all about this. If you follow me on IG, then you know I spent the 4th of July on a boat and it was the best decision ever. We used Boatsetter and couldn’t have a had a better experience. I highly recommend renting a boat (or finding someone who has one) because the best views of Chicago are from the lake. Hands down.
Number 2: Kayaking on the river
If you were to ask those closest to me, they would tell you that I am the opposite of an outdoorsy person. While I’m not about to make a complete 180 and go camping every weekend, I am trying to expand my outdoor activities and kayaking the river was the perfect intro. I chose the architectural tour and was not disappointed. The crew was fantastic, the views were amazing and I got a little arm workout in. We used Water Riders for our tour & I highly recommend them!
Number 3: Architectural Boat Tour
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve boarded the Wendella boats because each time I go on one of their tours, I learn a million new things. You can choose to cruise down the river or do the river & lake combo. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a gorgeous tour where you learn the history of Chicago and it’s buildings & have hundreds of amazing photo opps while sipping your cocktail of choice. It really doesn’t get any better.