Chicago’s lakefront gets all the attention, and there’s no denying that the skyline and endless water views are pretty spectacular (not to mention the beaches). But the Chicago River has its charms, too. Downtown, it’s a perfect spot to admire the city’s architecture. Further north or south, it’s a quiet, green refuge. Either way, it’s a joy to explore by boat or kayak. And then, afterward, here are some spots along the shoreline to eat and drink and watch the world float by.
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