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Chicago Riverwalk

Near North Side, Chicago
  • The Silversmith Hotel
    "Bring your friends and family and enjoy the scenic view of Chicago"(19 Tips)
    Michael D.
    "Great views of Chicago's Architecture."(5 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "This is a nice place 2 go 2 and walk by a river in Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Lupe G.
    "Now its great people watching & a serene sit to take in our city"(2 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • architecture
  • people watching
  • tours
  • biking
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  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraAugust 6, 2015
    There are excellent views of the city. Though you can take your bike here, it is usually too busy and narrow to get comfortable.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MillerMarch 21, 2012
    Take in the gorgeous scenery and really take a few minutes or hours to appreciate the incredible architecture that creates the city and molds it into a wonderful place to live and visit.
  • Sarah S.
    Such beautiful views of the city and so tranquil in the evening. Awesome place to chill out. Actually rated as one of the best spots in the world♡
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MirzoianOctober 11, 2013
    This is a great way for people who live downtown or in the West Loop to get to the lakefront path and run without having to stop at all the lights. It's kinda pretty too!
  • Zach D.
    Zach DanielSeptember 1, 2015
    The improvements made by the city have turned this area into a great way to spend an afternoon. Sun, water, beer, and so many dogs!
  • Chicago Park District
    Urban Kayaks are open for the season! Located at 270 E. Riverwalk South. Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat - Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (312) 965-0035
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 20, 2011
    Our concierge Catherine at Sax Chicago says, "Run or walk along the newly revamped Chicago Riverwalk. Stop off at the cafés or rent a bike and head East to Lake Michigan."
  • Scott D.
    Scott DNovember 15, 2015
    Great views of the city! It's also pretty secluded from the heavy foot traffic so it's a great way to commute if you want to avoid the crowds.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 14, 2015
    Walk along the river on the pedestrian pathway and wave to the tour boats going by, while the cars whiz above. (I recommend taking a sunset tour too, if you have a chance!)
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 7, 2015
    The new section is amazing! Stand under the bridge crossings for an amazing photo like this one.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyMarch 21, 2015
    Beautiful place for taking in all the architectural views in the heart of the city.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraMarch 12
    Great thing about this town is that everyone jogs or walks and this spot right off the river is stunning at night
  • Yoli Z.
    It's nice to just sit on a bench and just watch the boats and people go by amidst a beautiful background
  • Rishad T.
    Rishad TobaccowalaAugust 13, 2014
    An ideal walk from the lake to the heart of the loop. Scenic and calming. Nice cafés and a beer garden.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    For the first 10 minutes of each hour during the day, Centennial Fountain at the east end shoots water in a great arc across the river. Read more
  • Jill s.
    Jill s.November 16, 2015
    Pop ups in the summer like The Hideout and City Winery are the best.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Awesome new path along the river!! So many cute restaurants and you have to stop for a drink
  • Mariana P.
    Great place to start when arriving at the city. Take a river cruise to get familiarized with the skyline.
  • Taz
    TazJuly 27, 2012
    Great simple, hidden spot in the city where you can just enjoy the skyline, scenary and the city in tranquility
  • Ci3r@ L.
    Ci3r@ L♡v3July 25, 2013
    Great place to hangout with Friends & enjoy the Lake Front breeze!
  • Shereen k.
    Shereen kJuly 19, 2015
    Very alive ❤️ great for boat rides ,walk , restaurants and in the heart of the city .
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MartinezAugust 24, 2015
    Bike is a good idea to go al along the riverwalk ! Stop to have a beer in some of the nice bars next to the river
  • Lupe G.
    Lupe GuerraFebruary 2, 2013
    First walked it on a date in h.s. & found it super romantic & beautiful. Now its great people watching & a serene sit to take in our city
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanApril 26, 2015
    When the weathers nice a beautiful place to run surrounded by the city.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 18, 2015
    The riverwalk is being revitalized section by section. A great place to hang out.
  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
    Lou Malnati's PizzeriaAugust 17, 2011
    The Chicago Riverwalk is a great place to enjoy Chicago, its history and its magnificent architecture. Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 17, 2013
    An awesome area to view the dyeing of the river for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Ivonne R.
    Great views!.. Until Navy Pier. Just perfect if you like walking and arquitecture!
    Upvoted May 29
  • H S.
    H SFebruary 13, 2015
    Begining and end of summer, twice a week, you can observe the bridges going up for the sail boats going from/to the lake...
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SSeptember 6, 2015
    Wonderful walk along the river. Bikes available for rent. Nice bars for refreshing.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    There's a wonderful Chicago project on Instagram called #instagram312. When you upload your Chicago photos to Instagram, tag them #instagram312 to be included in the collection.
  • Israel A.
    Israel AiresSeptember 10, 2013
    Awesome place to walk and enjoy the view!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    Great view of Chicago's architecture!
    Upvoted Jul 1
  • The Silversmith Hotel
    The Silversmith HotelMarch 19, 2015
    Bring your friends and family and enjoy the scenic view of Chicago
  • Noah A.
    Noah AdamsSeptember 20, 2015
    Beautiful place to walk, bike, jog, etc.!
  • Steve C.
    Steve C.August 8, 2013
    Fireworks every Wednesday at 9:30pm, and every Saturday at 10:00pm. Great popcorn!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 29, 2015
    The view of the buildings are spetacular.
  • Steve C.
    Steve C.August 8, 2013
    Yes those are cars, I mean boats...uh...I don't know what those are.
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffOctober 5, 2015
    Excellent tourist attraction. Rent a kayak!
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie H1 week ago
    Everything is good
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 3, 2015
    Easy access to those tricky apartments in Waterside
  • Michael D.
    Michael Dorsey3 weeks ago
    Great views of Chicago's Architecture.
  • Diana
    DianaSeptember 2, 2012
    it's all so nice. try the river tour. interesting
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaJune 10, 2015
    Great people watching on a sunny day.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PleilAugust 18, 2013
    A very relaxing walk within an amazing city.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.September 4, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and walk by a river in Chicago.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FittAugust 22, 2015
    Free Concerts along the Chicago River every Weekday Read more
  • Dan M.
    Dan McMillanOctober 28, 2014
    Clean and a lot of green for the area
  • Farouq A.
    Farouq AldilaijanJuly 25, 2015
    Brisk walk, breezy air, good to walk all day long...
  • Oscar P.
    Oscar PadillaOctober 28, 2015
    Recomiendo caminar todo la ciudad por el río hasta navy pier. Usa zapatos comodos.
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