This is an open pedestrian waterfront road that spans its way in downtown Chicago all the way to Franklin Street. The view is stunning during night time so make your evening stroll here before you end the night. It also overseas the Trump tower and other local shops. Tons of people come by here for a stroll, jog and ride bikes along the walkway. Stunning views all around.
The Riverwalk offers a variety of opportunities to find the beauty and spirit of the Chicago River. The City backdrop invades this unique experience, presenting visitors with an unexpected perspective. Any way you decide to take on the Riverwalk, you will be delighted with the choices you have to enjoy this treasure. Live performances from local musicians, public art exhibitions and special events will be offered throughout the season. Check the calendar of events for upcoming performances and events.
Amazing at night. Boat tours, and small food stands. Definitely recommend
The Chicago River has a bad reputation for its polluted past, but the city has taken great strides to clean it up. They've also done a lot of work to make the riverwalk an appealing destination, and it's one of my favorite spots downtown. I especially love hanging out in the park near State Street, where you can sit and look up at the Trump Tower. Hang out here long enough and you'll see skateboarders, parkour practitioners, and maybe a bridal party getting photographed.
You can have a nice walk. Drive on N Columbus Dr going north from Millenium Park. Turn on Wacker Dr and drive down a level (yes roads lead down to the river) and park on Lower Wacker Dr right by the river. Cheap parking on weekdays and free on weekends. You can walk right onto the riverwalk a few feet away. Also checkout the fountain that fires from one side of the river to the other side in an Arc every hour for 10 minutes.
A fantastically scenic walk along the river. I went for an afternoon stroll with my girlfriend and we got some really nice photos. Theres plenty of tours available along the path and there is also a bar and a resteraunt for those who get hungry or thirsty. A really nice experience.