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Chicago Riverwalk

Explore Chicago’s Renowned Riverwalk

Waterfront Hotel on Chicago's Riverwalk

Stepping out along Chicago’s urban waterfront

The Chicago Riverwalk is a waterfront corridor in the heart of downtown, yours to explore just outside our front door. The 1.5-mile path from Lake Michigan to Lake Street emerged from an ambitious, years-long project by the city to transform the Chicago River’s north branch into a magnetic outdoor destination. Today, the Riverwalk bustles from end to end, even in winter. It’s the best excuse for taking a long lunch. Here’s some of what you’ll find along and around Chicago’s most scenic route.


There’s no shortage of places to grab a quick bite or stay for a proper meal.


Raise a glass to Chicago’s exceptional skyline at these lively spots.

Getting Around

One of the coolest ways to experience Chicago is from the water.

Sights & Sounds

In the mood for more than people-watching? Explore these all-season diversions.