Winding between skyscrapers in the Windy City

After a whirlwind of a first day in Chicago, my wife and I were looking for a relaxing way to spend our second night in the Windy City.

By happenstance, we passed a Chicago Architecture Foundation store on Michigan Avenue and decided to pop in. The foundation offers various tours of the city, and after some back-and-forth we settled on the River Cruise.

As far as spontaneous decisions go, it was one of the best I've ever made. The cruise was worth every bit of the $46 price of admission.

The hour-and-a-half journey on the Chicago River takes you past many of the skyscrapers that shape the city's skyline. Our guide explained the history behind the buildings and the architects who designed them.

We went on a day when there wasn't a cloud in the sky, so at some points I struggled to make out the finer points of the buildings while not damaging my eyesight in the sun's rays.

All in all, though, it was a great journey, and one I highly recommend to anyone visiting Chicago.

5 thoughts on “Winding between skyscrapers in the Windy City

  1. My kind of town, Chicago is
    My kind of town, Chicago is
    My kind of razzmatazz
    And it has, all that jazz

    And each time I leave, Chicago is
    Tuggin’ my sleeve, Chicago is
    The Wrigley building, Chicago is
    The union stockyard, Chicago is
    One town that won’t let you down
    It’s my kind of town

  2. Jimmy, about 15 years ago I was at a seminar in Chicago that ended at noon on Friday. My airplane left about 5, so I had an afternoon there. Some others in the seminar wanted to take the tour by CAF concerning Chicago buildings used in movies. I thought long and hard about this thinking there is no way that could be interesting. Not only was it interesting, it was one of the better tours I have ever been on. Any of their tours are highly recommended by me.

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