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navy pier in chicago

Iconic Chicago Landmark

Hotel Near Navy Pier

Navy Pier: an attraction for the entire family

Catch the free trolley right outside our door to travel directly to Navy Pier, Chicago's most popular entertainment destination.

Part of architect Daniel Burnham's "Master Plan of Chicago," it opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreational pier. Today, it features 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions that the whole family enjoys. Navy Pier is the year-round home of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, an IMAX Theatre and the Chicago Children's Museum, as well as small boutiques and amusement rides, including the iconic Ferris wheel. Boat cruises depart from the Pier and some snake back downtown along the Chicago River, offering unique vantage points of the city's legendary architecture. During the summer months, fireworks launch from the Pier every Wednesday and Saturday evening, creating a memory-making sight you won’t want to miss.

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How to Get There

Located a mile from Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, the nationally recognized Navy Pier can be accessed via walking, public transportation, or a short car ride.

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Things to Do

Explore the Navy Pier and its vast offerings such as its various shopping outlets, attractions, and entertainment venues. From the Miller Lite Beer Garden to the Centennial Wheel, there’s something for all ages.

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Navy Pier Fireworks

From May until September experience the best fireworks in Chicago during an AON Summer Fireworks Show. These shows occur every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.