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Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago

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  • The city has really revitalized the river by adding beautiful riverwalks on both banks river. Really enjoyable to walk along any time of the day.  more »
  • This is one of the best developments in the City in recent years. Great views of the city, river. Nice bars and restrauants line the river.  more »
  • I walked along the river after coming back from the Navy Pier at night. It was deserted and dark even though it was only 8pm on a Thursday night. Even during the day, when I crossed the Michigan Avenu...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the City of Chicago. If you are an architecture buff you will definitely love and admire the high rise buildings of downtown. I went in March and it was pretty cold and not too many people are walking around. I suggest visiting during Spring or in the summer when its warmer and the river cruises are operating. Lot of restaurants along the river walk. Definitely a must do if you are visiting Chicago.
  • Had a great time at the Riverwalk, especially for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The energy was lively, and despite there being a ton of people, it never felt too uncomfortable. When the weather is a bit cooler, the wind hits you hard, so definitely bundle up, but the views are great. It is a pleasant walk and there is a lot to see along the river. Seeing the river dyed green is quite the sight to see and will be burned in your mind as a great memory after seeing it in person. Outside of that celebration, it's still worth a visit!
  • Chicago has done very well with the updates to the river area. Beautiful river walk stretches all the way to the Lake and towards the Museums. You truly can spend hours on a beautiful day people watching and enjoying the sites of this wonderful city. The view are great from many places on the walk and the river when not dyed green is really truly very clear.
  • A scenic tour through the river. It is filled with many different restaurants and always seems to have life surrounding it. The views here are amazing as you get to experience the architecture as you walk. They also have some games set up so you can feel free to get your competitive juice flowing
  • The Chicago Riverwalk is showing its best color on St. Patrick's Day Celebration when the Plumbers' Hall go around motorboats , while dyeing the Chicago River in the color green. The Chicago Riverwalk has been improved with tourist amenities, facilities, and many other attractions for visitors and local residents to enjoy a strolling walk along the Chicago River. A wonderful tour for visitors to the Windy City!
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