Chicago’s lakefront is home to breathtaking beaches, trails for biking and walking, and Navy Pier – one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
Attractions & Rides
There is much to see and do at Navy Pier. Catch a show at the AMC IMAX Theater, enjoy the sites from the Centennial Wheel, see the Chicago Shakespeare Theater or visit the Children’s Museum.
Navy Pier is open year-round with activities and events for every season. In the summer months you can enjoy live entertainment in the beer garden and fireworks throughout the week. During the winter, you can stay warm visiting the many shops, IMAX theater, museum or the annual Winter Wonderfest.
Every year from December 1 – January 7, Navy Pier hosts Winter Wonderfest. Open daily, you can ice skate on the Chicago Blackhawk’s Ice Skating Rink, climb the Snowy Summit wall, create a cookie cottage and so much more! To see the full list of attractions, click here.
Navy Pier features over two-dozen restaurants and food vendors that appeal to any appetite! Dig into a Chicago deep-dish pizza at Giordano’s, visit the iconic Harry Caray’s Tavern, sip on a margarita at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or experience a Billy Goat Tavern Burger. With these scrumptious options, you won’t go hungry! For a full list of dining, click here.
Planning Your Visit
Hours of Operation
November 1 – December 31
Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 8PM
Friday & Saturday: 10AM – 10PM
Sunday: 10AM – 7PM
Admission is free to enter, but attractions within the Pier do have admission prices. Parking is available on the Pier at either the West or East Garage. Click here to pre-purchase your parking.
Navy Pier is the perfect family friendly attraction to experience during your visit to Chicago!