The 3 Tours to See Chicago (Fast!)

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May 28, 2018

It’s no secret that there are plenty of beautiful attractions to see in our Windy City, but some of our favorites include tours that allow you to see many of the greatest sights at one time.

Whether you are only in town for an evening or just a few days, these tours allow you to see as much of the city – in as little time – as possible. Here are three ways to see Chicago fast.

1. Mercury Boat Cruises

One of the best ways to see Chicago is from our beautiful waterfront, viewing the skyline by river and lake. From the Chicago River to Lake Michigan, you’ll go along the skyscraper-lined waterfront and be able to capture priceless photos by sea.

Choose from day or night tours, fireworks cruises, river cruises, Lake Michigan cruises, and even the city’s online canine cruise! You and your family will love the views and the ambiance that only the Windy City’s waterfront can give you.

Learn more about Mercury boat cruises.

2. Hop On Hop Off Tours

Want to see downtown Chicago quickly? The downtown hop on hop off tour is just the way to do it. Knowledgeable and passionate tour guides will share the best of the city – along with plenty of unique stories along the way. Hop on and off at any location as the mood – or the location – strikes and enjoy walking on foot before hopping back on another trolley.

Come the holiday season, you won’t want to miss the best way to see the city lights: the Holiday Lights Tour. Here, you’ll see the best of Chicago’s beautiful light displays by visiting the most popular locations, including the John Hancock Center tree, Lincoln Park ZooLights, Christkindlmarket, and so much more!

Learn more about hop on hop off tours. Or, can’t decide between a boat cruise and a hop on hop off tour? Check out the land, lake, and river tour and get the best of both worlds!

3. Skydeck Chicago

The infamous Ledge at the Skydeck will give you our last best way to see the Windy City: from above.

Visit the Skydeck and get the perfect photo or selfie (if you’re brave enough!), as you appear to be standing magically above Chicago’s skyline. Inside the Skydeck, you’ll enjoy interactive exhibits and views of the city from above from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

Learn more about Skydeck Chicago.

Enjoy your next trip to Chicago and enjoy one of these three tours to see the most of the Windy City – and fast!