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Chicago Riverwalk

100 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-202-0745
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-202-0745
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Reviewed yesterday

Relatively new (and expensive) this walk is right along the river. A great view of many buildings, and several cafes bars and restaurants to choose from for a break! Not the cheapest of places to eat or drink In the city, although views of the...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoy this meandering walk for what it is...a below grade respite from the busy city above. Several spots to enjoy the waterfront ambiance

Thank RioMountainMike
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited riverwalk on a sunny summer day. The view along the river with the highrise building surrounding it reminds me of a canyon with a river at the bottom. The stores and restaurants abound.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 2 days ago

The most recent two Chicago mayors shared a vision that the Chicago River could become a new central park. After an act of the U.S. Congress permitted extending the south bank into the river's channel, walkways were created under the bridges so that a person...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was fun walking along the Riverwalk, talking a look at the cast iron bridges that span the river and the tourist cruise boats and kayaks on the river. The buildings along the river was a veritable museum of American architecture, and an excellent backdrop...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 3 days ago

You already know the Riverwalk even if you don't think you do. If you've ever watched a film or television program shot in Chicago I guarantee someone stood at the street-level balustrade, with the city behind them, and said something funny/profound/ridiculous. With good reason: ever...More

Thank dhenski
Reviewed 3 days ago

A relatively calm and peaceful place in the middle of the big city. The Riverwalk is divided into sections. For example. A place for theater, a place to honor Vietnam's war victim

Thank brittkickan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of places to eat or stop and get a drink. Lots of opportunities for pictures and views of the river. There are even kayak rentals/river tours available. At the end of the walk is Marina with awesome views of the lake with the boats...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great stroll up/down the walkway. lots of boats and people but not over crowded. lots of places to stop along the way.

Thank MNTraveler55
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently were downtown and walked along the Riverwalk for the first time. It was really pretty and I can see this being a fun way to spend an afternoon. It was pretty chock-full of millenial types, especially around City Winery. So buyer beware LOL.Very nice...More

Thank irisarbor
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
I think the best way is across from Trump Tower... as you face the tower its on the left hand side.
24 April 2017|
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Response from ChicagoLooper | Reviewed this property |
One question was about "Is the Riverwalk accessible." It is. There is a ramp between Lake and Franklin that goes down to the Riverwalk. There also is a ramp between LaSalle and Clark. Note that the ramp is hidden in... More
16 September 2016|
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Response from Jeanne M | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of places to purchase beer and wine along the river walk however none stand out as places to stop for local beers.