Have you ever wondered why the city of Chicago is so popular? It could be because Chicago is filled with astonishing culture and sights. From the skyscrapers, stunning skylines, history, architecture, art, and museums, the best place to visit and explore is definitely Chicago. If you’re planning a visit with a time crunch, or if you just want to visit a place where there is something to do for the whole family Navy Pier is the place to go. After asking a true Chicago native what a couple of the city’s “must see” were, without missing a beat she said the “Navy Pier due to its history, shopping, sights, and that it’s totally worth the trip.”
Approaching Navy Pier you’ll realize just how phenomenal the place really is, no matter what time of year, it’s breathtaking and filled with so much life and activity. One of the first things people notice when visiting in the colder months, is how many people are still exploring Navy Pier. The smell of the lake hits you like a welcome breeze, and people can feel the energy of everyone that’s there to have a fun time. As get closer to the building you’ll be welcomed by a square black granite fountain, located just west of the main entrance, but unfortunately it doesn’t function in the winter months. Looking behind the fountain you can’t help notice the two major buildings, the main buildings structure is a three level, brown and beige brick with two prominent towers facing the west as you enter Navy Pier. When you start walking to the main building, you walk through a red structure with big white letters on top that say NAVY PIER which could be a great memory picture. The surrounding landscape is trees and bushes, but they had no leaves because it’s winter.
The main building has a set of double sided glass doors, the information booth was right there. So enter the building completely is unnecessary, which is kind of nice for anyone on a budget. Just as we were about to leave a gentleman dressed...