Chicago Riverwalk

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  • Address: E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfront, Walking Area, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure, Boating
Tickets From $129.06

The Chicago Riverwalk, also known as the ‘Second Lakefront’, is a pedestrian waterfront located on the south bank of the Chicago River. Spanning from Franklin Street to Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago Riverwalk is lined with boats and boat rental shacks, restaurants, cafes with outdoor seating arrangements and even a few boutiques. If you want to have a relaxed time while in Chicago, the Riverwalk is the place to be to have leisurely strolls along the river. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chicago itinerary 5 days.

Chicago Riverwalk Travel Tips

  • During the summers, avoid visiting during noon time as it tends to get sunny. 

How to Reach Chicago Riverwalk

By Bus:

  • Wacker (Upper) and Stetson bus stop
  • Wacker (Upper) and Michigan bus stop
  • Wacker and State bus stop
  • Wacker (Upper) and Orleans/ Franklin bus stop

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  • Chicago Riverwalk Address: E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
  • Chicago Riverwalk Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Chicago Riverwalk(preferred time): 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chicago Riverwalk: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 10.08% of people who visit Chicago include Chicago Riverwalk in their plan

  • 34.57% of people start their Chicago Riverwalk visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chicago Riverwalk

Monday, Friday and Saturday

84.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chicago Riverwalk

People normally club together Shedd Aquarium and Chicago Loop while planning their visit to Chicago Riverwalk.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Chicago Riverwalk Reviews & Ratings

  • Surprising and great way to get about the city. Allows you to traverse from the heart of the city down to the lake front without having to stop for traffic. Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view, get a drink and something to eat. Was packed out with people eating and drinking on a sunny Sunday afternoon, in the morning it was lovely and quiet with just a few walkers and joggers.

  • Love it, nice walk specially at night. Plus it is kinda safe at night where security and police circling around.

  • One of the best thing downtown Chicago!

  • How do you come to Chicago and not do the Riverwalk? You don't. This is a must at any time of the day.

  • Best place !!!

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Chicago riverwalk
  • Handicap...from the street, how can you walk down to see the there a ramp somewhere?

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    • Chicago Riverwalk is an open space and you can easily walk there easily. It has many access points throughout and some parts of it also have ramps and are handicap-friendly. You can check the detailed map of these points on their official website. 

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