Chicago Riverwalk Tour 2017

750 North Rush isn’t just a fantastic building to live in, with all of its amazing amenities and awesome rooftop pool deck.  No, it’s also the buildings location, situated in the heart of River North you are just steps from some of the best spots in Chicago.  Nightlife, shopping and restaurants, you have it all just outside your front door at 750 North Rush.  Another great location comes to mind when thinking of 750 North Rush, that is of course the Chicago River and more importantly the ongoing updated Chicago Riverwalk.  Here at PPM, we decided to try the brand new Chicago Riverwalk tour put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Wow, where we impressed, so we thought we share it with you.

2017 Chicago Riverwalk Tour

You start at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and work your way west, all the way down to the newly finished Floating Garden.  On a beautiful summer day, this has to be one of the newest and best tours around.  They even split the groups up so you are in smaller pairs and not cramped together.  The tour guides are filled with Chicago history spanning the walk and then some.  You will learn, hear and see some brand new areas of the city you may have never known about.  It’s well worth it!


The Chicago Riverwalk is also littered with restaurants, bars and activities you can do after the tour.  Those kayaks you see all they time on the Chicago River, this is the spot to grab one at Urban Kayaks.  Looking for a restaurant after the tour, why not try Tiny Tapp and Café.  Or maybe you’re looking to grab a drink and well drink in the sights and sounds of the City on the River.  Cyrano’s Café and Wine Bar is your spot, among others spanning the walk.  This is just a taste of what the Riverwalk has to offer and we suggest you take a stroll and explore a it.


The tour is about 90 minutes long and takes you down the newly opened west end of the Chicago Riverwalk.  You will learn history of the Riverwalk along with some tips on what to do and see after the tour.  You can find out more here, from their website.  There are multiple tours and prices vary so we suggest you check them out here!

The Chicago Riverwalk is an amazing, relaxing and fun place that we only here in Chicago can experience.  Even if a tour does not tickle your fancy, we can’t stress enough of the fun and exciting things the Riverwalk has become.  We encourage you to give it a shot this summer!  Make sure to checkout our latest blog on Chicago July Outdoor Festivals!