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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it was cold, the walk was nice. Can gawk at all the skyscrapers from right next to the river. In the center of the city, but peaceful. Should be even better in the summer. There were signs saying there was a floating garden, but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kmz88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wander along the river, stop for a drink or bite to eat at one of the many pretty bars and restaurants. Great for running along. Great just to sit and people watch.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank janegetfit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tour was perfect as the day was cold and were able to duck into the occasional lobby to warm up. The tour was concise and informative, with historical humour and fascinating tidbits from Chicago's past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe it was mid to high 50's at the beginning of January. It was perfect! Great views of the city, the river, the beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yvonnefuentes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful (whoever thought that word would be associated with the Chicago River?) oasis in the middle of the city. Great to place to watch boats go by, people watch, catch some sun, have your lunch, get some exercise, ............

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Captain Nonno L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful river cuts through downtown Chicago, giving rewarding views of the city and the river below it. The walk itself around the river is just breathtaking. You'll get glimpses of the most astounding skyscrapers. I was told that they offer boat rides through the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve heard so much about the river walk that we had to do it for ourselves. It’s great to just stroll the path, stopping in this or that restaurant for brunch, dinner or drinks. Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sapphire E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot to see and do when you're walking the famous Riverwalk. It's nice in the city but also outside of it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lien D
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The City of Chicago has made some awesome improvements - dont miss the walk. Note, It can get very crowded on the weekends.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank LMO66
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We visit the Riverwalk every time we're in the Loop and it just keeps getting better and better, with new restaurants and other venues continuing to open. You can catch a water taxi, take an architectural boat tour, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael M
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Rhonda P
9 July 2018|
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Response from Jewelsworld | Reviewed this property |
The Riverwalk is not a tour - you can go anytime you’d like. Fireworks are just off Navy Pier. You can see them from the east end of the Riverwalk , from Navy Pier or just about anywhere along the lake front during the... More
31 May 2018|
Response from giffenk | Reviewed this property |
There are only a very few restaurants on the walk itself. 1 is dog friendly. If you are asking about places "near" the river walk there are a few more. Do an online search for dog friendly dining guide.
27 May 2018|
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Response from OP60302 | Reviewed this property |
First, the River Walk is not a Tour and yes, there are ramps for accessibility.