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Chicago: Fireworks Cruise with Lake or River Viewing Options

1. Chicago: Fireworks Cruise with Lake or River Viewing Options

Take in the amazing fireworks display off Navy Pier on a boat cruise. Briefly explore the architecture on Chicago River’s main branch before either heading out through the Chicago Locks onto Lake Michigan or staying inside the Locks to watch the fireworks. All cruises start by sailing inland up the Chicago River to Wolf Point, with some light narration provided focusing on history and architecture. Admire Chicago’s impressive architecture at twilight from either the indoor climate-controlled cabin or the airy outdoor deck. The cruise then heads back past the Chicago Riverwalk towards Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago Lock, and Lake Michigan for the spectacular fireworks show by Navy Pier. While on the boat, make sure to visit the full-service cash bar featuring authentic Chicago products, including local beer and spirits. Choose from the following options: River Fireworks Cruise from either Michigan Ave or the Riverwalk This shorter 45 to 60-minute River Fireworks Cruise option watches the fireworks display from the mouth of the Chicago River before returning to the dock. This cruise is perfect for families with children, couples, or groups of friends who are enjoying a night out on the town. Lake Michigan Fireworks Cruise from Michigan Ave This 2 to 2.5-hour Lake Michigan Fireworks Cruise goes through the Chicago Lock System, an American engineering marvel, and out onto Lake Michigan. The vessel will cruise along the shoreline with contemporary music and will ultimately stop on the lake and float alongside the fireworks display.

Chicago: Fireworks Premiere Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

2. Chicago: Fireworks Premiere Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Dine aboard our unique boat, the Odyssey, which is designed to provide the ultimate viewing of Chicago's sights. Dine on a gourmet three-course meal served at your private table, then dance the night away to the live band and watch the beautiful fireworks display with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop. Experience an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline aboard the luxury cruising vessel, Odyssey. Your evening starts as you are greeted aboard by the Captain and crew and our ship's photographer will take a picture to capture your memory. After being seated at your private table, enjoy your gourmet three-course meal consisting of creative appetizers and entrees prepared fresh onboard daily by our Executive Chef. The wait staff will time your meal according to your preferences so you can savor every moment of your three-hour dinner cruise. After dinner dance to the live music or relax on one of three climate-controlled decks as you watch the lights of Chicago twinkling in the night. Don't forget to visit the Captain's bridge, which is open during most of your cruise. Sample Dinner Menu:  Tasting Trio Shrimp & Watermelon  English Cucumbers | Pickled Shallots | Extra Virgin Olive Oil Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad Yellow Corn | Zucchini | Caramelized Onions | Heirloom Tomato | Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette Whipped Goat Cheese  Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini Entrées Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes  Sweet Corn, Red Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet  Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Citrus Dill Sauce Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast  Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce Braised Beef Short Rib  Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions | English Peas | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce Greek Zucchini FrittersV  Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Spring Onion & Cucumber Tzatziki Desserts Duo of Sorbet  Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit Granny Smith Apple Parfait  Cinnamon Spiced Apples | Almond & Oat Crumble | Candied Chili Bacon Salted Caramel Cake  Dark Chocolate Ganache | Raspberry Sauce Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce Menu subject to change without notice.

Chicago: Blue Man Group Tickets

3. Chicago: Blue Man Group Tickets

The Blue Man Group has thrilled audiences around the world, and it's your turn to become enchanted with the fun, the excitement, and the sheer joy of the men in Blue. Known the world over by their alien appearance, these Blue Men will dazzle you with music, comedy and a multimedia show like none other. The exciting party atmosphere has become a trademark of their shows, and here in Chicago, you can catch all the wonder in the recently revamped production. The show focuses more on the technology that surrounds and isolates us, and the primal, collective exhilaration will overwhelm your senses. Come out and check out Blue Man Group Chicago, in what the Chicago Tribune raved with 4 stars calling it, "Brilliantly revamped."

Chicago: Fireworks Buffet Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

4. Chicago: Fireworks Buffet Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

Quite simply, a Spirit dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and Lakefront lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music, dancing under a canopy of stars and a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago skyline. This three-hour dinner cruise this is the ultimate Chicago experience. Menu:  Salads: Organic Mixed Field Greens  Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumbers | Carrots | Corn | Kidney Beans | American Cheddar Cheese | Herb Croutons | House-Made Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Low-Fat Italian Dressing Organic Spinach & Kale Salad  Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Red Bell Peppers | Red Onions | Lemon & Oregano Dressing Roasted Red Beet Salad  Pickled Shallots | Fresh Mint | Italian Parsley Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad  Scallions | Plum Tomatoes | Cumin & Paprika Vinaigrette Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad  Scallions | English Cucumbers | Cherry Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette Vegetables, Potatoes & Pasta: Roasted Broccoli Florets  Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole  Green Chilies | Scallions | Cilantro Baked Ziti Pasta  Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach & Garlic Sauce Mashed Potatoes  Idaho Potatoes & Roasted Garlic Entrees: Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet  Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken  Scallions | Fresno Chilies Whole-Roasted Pork Loin  Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce Braised Beef Short Ribs  Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce Desserts: Seasonal Cut Fruit  Cannolis  Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy Treats  Cheesecake  Chocolate Cake  Strawberries & Vanilla Custard  Apple Cobbler Please note that menu items are subject to change without notice.

Chicago: Taste of Spain Cultural Dinner & Dance Entry Ticket

5. Chicago: Taste of Spain Cultural Dinner & Dance Entry Ticket

You’ll be enjoying a meal of fantastic tapas cooked up by Carla but also, a performance of the most passionate and exciting of all Spanish dances, from Ronaldo after dinner! Enjoy the quintessentials of Spanish culture in the form of food – and dance! • Prepare for an eventful evening of food and dance as you celebrate two of the greatest exports of Spanish culture • Dine with a highly trained and capable chef and experience the true taste of Spanish tapas • Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the world and history of Flamenco dancing by a performance from Ronaldo • Have a wonderful time in the home of a charming couple who are incredibly passionate about Spanish food and culture and can’t wait to share their passion with you

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for the money, this was actually quite wonderful. I live in Chicago but had family visiting so we were doing the "tourist" thing. This was not just for tourists, so many locals were on board and we all had a great time!

it was a great architecture and history of Chicago tour. Josh was very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Even my teenage boys liked it. Definitely worth it

It was the perfect night out on the lake. We had a lot of fun and the fireworks were amazing. Thanks it was a great experience.

Easy to get too, boat was amazing! Drinks were a pricey, bottled water $5

Dave, our guide, was funny and info! Loved the ride!