Spirit of Chicago Weekend Lunch Cruise

2 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $65 Per Adult / $43 Per Child

Spirit of Chicago Weekend Lunch Cruise

2 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $65 Per Adult / $43 Per Child

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      Spirit of Chicago Weekend Lunch Cruise

      Chicago, Illinois, USA
      From (USD) $65 Per Adult / $43 Per Child
      • Spirit of Chicago: This elegant sailing vessel features three climate-controlled interior decks and the largest outdoor patio deck in Chi-town. Stroll the deck and take it all in.
      • Delicious dining: The lunchtime buffet features food to please every palate. From salads to seafood to decadent desserts, you'll have a terrific meal. Vegetarian options available.
      • Terrific views: The Spirit of Chicago has floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, so you can see Chicago's best scenery, including its skyline, as it sails along Lake Michigan.
      • Dancing: After your lunch, put on your dancing shoes, as DJs play the best hits of yesterday and today. Or just sit back, relax with a cocktail, and enjoy the music.
      About This Chicago Tour

      Chicago may be called the Windy City, but it could also be called the Daley City. After all, so much of the city's skyline and the lakefront attractions are due to the efforts of Mayor Richard J. Daley (in office from 1955 to 1976) and his son, Mayor Richard M. Daley (1989 to 2011). On this weekend lunch cruise, you'll see the mark that the Daleys' respective visions left on the city.

      Your cruise starts at Navy Pier, the conglomeration of fun that Richard M. turned into the most popular destination in the Midwest, drawing nine million visitors each year. It's perhaps best known for its Ferris wheel, which is getting even bigger to mark the pier's 2016 centennial. Richard M. also supported Millennium Park, turning rail yards and parking lots to the second-biggest attraction in the city. The city's lakefront became more pristine under his reign as well.

      While cruising, pay attention to the city's skyline. When white flight and urban decay took hold in the 1960s, both citizens and businesses moved out from downtown. Richard J.'s defiant response was to turn Chicago (home of the world's first skyscraper in 1885) into the City of the Big Skyscrapers. Three of country's top eight tall buildings were constructed during his reign: John Hancock Center (No. 8, built in 1969), Aon Center (No. 7, built in 1973), and Willis Tower (No. 2, formerly the tallest in the U.S., built in 1974).

      In a fitting tribute, Richard J. has a tall building in the skyline named after him: the Richard J. Daley Center. This modern building opened in 1965 as the Chicago Civic Center and was renamed to honor Daley, receiving its new moniker just a week after the long-time mayor died in office in 1976.

      Picasso's head turner

      Pablo Picasso's artwork goes for many millions, but he sculpted one of his most famous pieces as a gift to the people of Chicago. When he was asked to create the art in 1963, he agreed, perhaps because of his close friendship with one of the architects working on the Chicago Civic Center. The untitled work in front of the now-named Daley Center stands 50 feet high and weighs over 160 tons. What is it, exactly? Well, most people believe the sculpture depicts a woman's head.

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      Cancellation policy

      Cruise tickets are non-refundable from the time of purchase, however your tour can be rescheduled provided you contact Hello@GoBe.com with at least 7 days advance notice.

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