Explore Navy Pier

Fresh off its 100th anniversary back in 2016, Navy Pier welcomes over nine million visitors every year. This historic landmark serves as a world-class attraction that showcases Chicago’s vitality while providing enjoyment for locals and visitors alike. Check out everything you can do at Navy Pier:

Garrett Popcorn Shops

A Chicago tradition since 1949, Garrett Popcorn handcrafts the popcorn in old-fashioned kettles. The team uses a top-secret recipe to make small batches throughout the day. The flavors range from sweet to savory, and some are year-round while others are seasonal. Choices include Garrett Mix, Macadamia CaramelCrisp, and Cashew CaramelCrisp. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater 

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a premier international theater company. It is dedicated to offering extraordinary productions of the classics and unlocking Shakespeare’s work. More than 225,000 patrons walk through the doors every year. The twelve month season brings over 650 performances, and the theater is the largest employer of actors in Chicago. 

Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier

To enjoy a unique look at some of the pier’s restaurants, try the Signature Food Tour. During this two-hour adventure, the guide will offer a glimpse into the pier’s history and stop at its best eateries.

One of the destinations includes Giordano’s, where you will sample the stuffed crust pizza. The chefs use a recipe that originated in Italy and has evolved over two hundred years. The restaurant has earned numerous awards and has been recognized by Home & Garden Magazine and The New York Times

The Navy Pier is just one of the premier attractions near our Des Plaines, IL apartments. If you want to call our community home, then please contact us. We would love for you to see firsthand all we have to offer. 

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