For more than 10 years, Chicago Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists alike come together to enjoy the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. There is always something happening at Navy Pier, the Chicago Illinois lakefront playground. Offering visitors more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions, Chicago Navy Pier is host to an unparalleled array of family-oriented events and entertainment. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the sky above the lakefront fills with a spectacular fireworks display of color and sound. Each Wednesday night soundtracks groove to the best songs of the 70's (June), 80's (July), and 90's (August), with the party continuing with live bands playing all the hits of the decade at the Bud Light Stage in the Navy Pier Beer Garden. Saturdays bring a hometown salute to Chicago, with crowd-favorite tunes celebrating the Windy City!
Navy Pier Hotels -
Our boutique Chicago hotel is only 10 minutes from Navy Pier. Tastefully decorated guestrooms are all equipped with boutique amenities such as flat screen TVS, free wireless broadband Internet access, premium cable television, refrigerators, and microwave ovens. Several rooms come with sofa beds and separate sitting areas. All of our guests receive complimentary Continental breakfasts, and there are also complimentary bottles of water in each guestroom. We have a fully equipped onsite workout room with whirlpool spa, and our fabulous location in the Lakeview district just 10 minutes from Chicago Navy Pier puts us in the middle of a vibrant neighborhood replete with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Plus, if you're planning a special Chicago event, choose our elegant, boutique Chicago hotel just 10 minutes from Navy Pier for your lodging needs.
Navy Pier Events -
The Chicago Navy Pier Festival Hall Complex has a variety of flexible space designed to accommodate all types of special events. When business is done, your attendees can relax and take advantage of the Pier's leisure, dining and entertainment options. And wherever you look, Chicago Navy Pier offers the best view of Chicago's beautiful skyline.
The History of Navy Pier -
Chicago Navy Pier has enjoyed a remarkable evolution. Originally designed for shipping and recreational purposes, the facility has evolved into a premiere entertainment center. In1909, Daniel Burnham creates the "Master Plan of Chicago," which originally envisioned five piers. Eventually, only one 1.5-mile long recreational pier with freight and passenger ship docking facilities was commissioned to be built near the mouth of the Chicago River. Seven years later, Municipal Pier opened to the public. It was the only pier to combine the business of shipping with the pleasure of public entertainment. It was named Navy Pier in 1927 as a tribute to U.S. Navy personnel who served in World War I. During World War II, the Pier was used for pilot training orientation. The Pier fell into disuse in the 1970s and reopened to the public as a revamped entertainment center in 1995.
Navy Pier Dining and Shopping -
Navy Pier in Chicago Illinois offers dining opportunities as diverse as Chicago itself. Dine at one of the fine restaurants or sample a variety of great tastes to be found at the food court in the Family Pavilion - open year-round. Chicago Navy Pier offers an interesting mix of restaurants including everything from casual, family-oriented dining to romantic, candlelit evenings, the emphasis is on variety and excellent cuisine. You can also find everything from bikes to T-shirts to souvenirs to sunglasses at the retail shops in the Family Pavilion and along the Arcade. Featuring everything from cuddly stuffed animals to the latest fashion sunglasses, Chicago Navy Pier is the place to shop for a wide variety of unique specialty items and Chicago souvenirs.