Wednesday, August 15, 2012

cruising down the Chicago River

A great way to see Chicago is aboard an Architectural Cruise, where major modern skyscrapers and landmarks are eager to impress. Be sure to book tickets a few days in advance, the weekend time slots tend to fill up quickly. I was enthralled with taking in the massive skyline from a different vantage point. This city is certainly a unique and interesting place, much different to me than Boston, but just as easy to fall in love with. 


When we were in need of a quick bite to eat after the tour (we had a wedding to get ready for), local sandwich chain Potbelly's hit the spot with a chicken salad sandwich and an Oreo shake.

19 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun trip! I think my sister was actually on one of the architectural cruises the weekend you were there!

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  2. I LOVE that tour! So happy you did it. Looks like you had perfect weather for it too. Such a great way to see the city.

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  3. I am in desperate need to get to Chicago. And whatever is in that milkshake, I want that too.

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  4. I always thought that the architecture tours are one of the best ways to see Chicago. Can't beat the views!

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  5. I have a couple friends who live in Chicago and they are always raving about it. It looks like a fun place to visit.

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  6. Is it bad that this post is making me think of Vince Vaughn in The Breakup?! Awesome pictures. Chicken sandwich looks tasty!

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  7. So funny that I also just did this exact tour and posted today. Of course, your photos absolutely put mine to shame :(. It is such an amazing tour to do.

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  8. ah, what a great way to explore the city!!

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  9. I grew up in Chicago and you're making me wonder why I never did this?!?!

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  10. Every year I miss the cutoff for this tour by days (I go end of Nov), but have always heard such awesome things! I really need to plan a summer trip here. Great pics!

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  11. I've done that same tour twice and have many similar photos- I LOVE it and think its a definite must-do in Chicago, along with seeing a Second City show which I also recommend to everyone :)

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  12. I LOVE Chicago! Took an architectural tour a few years back, but would love to do it again. That Oreo shake looks soooo delicious!

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  13. We lived in Chicago for 7 years and I really miss it. Your recap posts are making me home sick! Glad you got to take the tour and had such a great time there :)

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  14. Isn't that tour fun?! I heart Chicago. Glad you had such a fun trip!!

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  15. I love Chicago! I've never taken a proper tour before but I am so tempted to do so on my next trip there...

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  16. I've heard the best way to see Chicago is on one of the boat tours. As always, great shots! Are those little cookies on top of your shake? Yum!

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  17. so pretty- love the architecture. you had amazing weather!

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  18. I also went to Chicago a few weeks ago and went on this tour! It was really impressive! Love your pics!

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  19. What a great way to see the city, via the water. It gives a whole new perspective & appreciation of these magnificent architectural monsters!

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