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Posted on Friday, 15 May 2020

Things for Teens

Navy Pier is one of the best spots for Chicagoland families, but did you know it’s also great for teenagers? Grab your gang and head to the Pier for a fun after-school destination or weekend plan.

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The Best Activities for Senior Citizens at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier and is an accessible, fun and affordable destination for all age groups! For seniors looking to have a great day at Chicago’s lakefront treasure, we’ve listed out some of the best activities at the Pier.

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Smart Ways To Save at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a world-class destination that showcases the vitality of Chicago, and we want all guests to know that there are unique and affordable experiences to enjoy here! Check out some simple ways you can enjoy the Pier at a great deal.

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Must Have Desserts at Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, is the perfect destination to try a variety of unique and sweet treats, from cookie dough to popsicles, milkshakes and more. There are also a variety of ice cream offerings! Enjoy a day at the Pier and an amazing line-up of sweet confections.

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International and Cultural Dining at Navy Pier

Navy Pier offers the rich culinary tradition of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and beyond under one roof. The Pier’s restaurants will delight your senses with international and cultural flavors from Mediterranean to Mexican.

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Fishermen's Guide to Navy Pier

One of the hidden gems of Navy Pier is that guests can fish – for free! – on Lake Michigan. Grab your fishing line, hook and worms and head to the Pier for a fun fishing outing with remarkable lakefront and city views.

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5 Hidden Gems at Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination, is full of hidden gems and surprises. From places to eat to shops to explore, we’ve rounded up five spots at Navy Pier you might not have checked out yet. Read on and make sure to stop by on your next visit to the Pier.

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5 Free Activities at Navy Pier

No matter your budget, you can enjoy the Pier and experience the beautiful city of Chicago! Some activities at Navy Pier are ticketed or require payment, but others are completely free! We’ve listed our favorite free things to do at the Pier so you can watch your wallet and have a great time at Chicago’s lakefront destination.

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10 Tasty Snack Options at Navy Pier

A day at Navy Pier is not complete without a delicious snack or two! Before, during or after your visit, try one of these tasty and quick treats from our on-site establishments. This list highlights staff favorites as well as unique menu finds! Whether you’re craving salty, sweet or cheesy, we’re sure your taste buds will be happy.

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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