Summer may have come to an end (heavy sigh) but that doesn’t mean that 2016 cruising days are behind you. It just means that you get to experience one of the river’s best kept secrets – fall cruising! We asked our crew what makes fall cruising on the Chicago River so amazing.
1 – You Have The River To Yourself
Okay, so maybe not completely to yourself but there is much less traffic in the fall months compared to the summer. While you still need to obey the rules of the river (stay to the right, keep an eye out of other boats) you will enjoy a much less interrupted cruise and tour of the Chicago River.
2 – Admire the Fall Color
While the Chicago River can seem like Skyscraper Canyon, you will be shocked at how much fall foliage you can admire from the water. Chicago is an increasingly green city, with lots of city parks and trees that will soon be turning a stunning yellow, orange and red. This can be best admired along the Chicago Riverwalk, by Navy Pier, and all along the North Branch. Pair a little urban leaf peeping with that gorgeous fall afternoon and evening light for lots of Insta-worthy pics!
3 – Stay Warm and Cozy While Aboard
One thing that makes our boat so special is that they can be fully enclosed for a comfortable ride, even when the temperature falls. The clear panels still allow for ample viewing while the boats stay surprisingly warm. Planning a date night? We recommend opening one window for a little breeze and bringing a blanket to cuddle up with your sweetheart as you explore the city.
4 – Indulge in Fall-themed Beverages
It’s PSL season, so why not bring a little taste of fall aboard for you cruise? If pumpkin doesn’t do it for you, then bring along a thermos of hot chocolate or maybe some spiked apple cider. Like most things fall, autumn cruises are best enjoyed with a warm beverage in hand!
5 – Take Advantage of Fall Savings
Enjoy 50% off all fall cruises Monday-Thursday through the end of the season – it doesn’t get much better than that! Use promo code FALL50 at when booking your cruise to take advantage of this great deal and start looking forward to what’s sure to be a fantastic Chicago fall!