Chicago's skyline is stunning from every angle, whether you're on the sidewalk, in the back of a cab or cruising through the Loop on a train. But one of the coolest ways to take in all of the amazing architecture is through a boat tour on the river or Lake Michigan. Hop onboard and you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago—you might even see some fireworks along the way. You can cruise the Chicago River, learning about the city's vibrant history, or eat dinner and snap photos while gliding across Lake Michigan. Even if you've already visited the best Chicago attractions, you'll appreciate seeing them from a new point of view on some of city's best boat tours.
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