The Pier is your place to be during the summer months, but many think Navy Pier is a cold place to be avoided when Old Man Winter is in town! No matter how low the mercury dips, our boardwalk is open and we’ve got some amazing and unique shops, restaurants and attractions indoors. They’re the kind of spots that you just won’t find anywhere else in Chicago!
This one-stop shopping experience is sure to satisfy a need for a day (or two!) of fun. With Navy Pier’s mix of different restaurants – whether you are looking for a family oriented or a romantic setting with your significant other – you can find the perfect dining establishment, no matter what the season.
After you have a belly full of quality food, stretch your legs by walking around our unique shops. With stores that have a variety of themes you will definitely find the perfect holiday gift no matter who you are shopping for. Our shopping experience showcases the one-of-a-kind culture that the Windy City is known for.
Once you’ve shopped ‘til you dropped, come visit some our famous attractions. Whether you want to educate your kids at the Chicago Children’s Museum (with 3 floors of entertainment and education) or expand your own artistic knowledge of Stained Glass Windows (boasting over 150 beautiful stained glass windows that provide insight into Chicago’s ethnic and cultural history), we have the perfect place to expand your intellect.
By this time you may need to rest your feet, so Navy Pier encourages you to come and relax in the IMAX movie theater or the Crystal Gardens, located upstairs above the Family Pavilion Stage. The Crystal Gardens gives you a chance to escape to the tropics without ever having to pack!
So definitely rethink Navy Pier as a place to escape the winter blahs and enjoy an afternoon – or an entire day – rediscovering what makes Navy Pier the #1 sightseeing attraction in the Midwest!
And when it comes to shopping, it’s okay to go a little overboard at Navy Pier! Those on your holiday shopping list are definitely going to appreciate it, and they’ll be getting unique gifts that they just won’t be able to find anywhere else!