Our Top 5 Places to Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend in Chicago
Whether you live in Chicago or you’re just visiting for the weekend, we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate the Fourth of July! This favorite American holiday falls on a Thursday this year, giving you a long weekend - so there's no excuse not to be out and about in the best city in the midwest! Whether you're interested in the fireworks and views, the drinks and food, or just having a good time with your friends - we've got five suggestions for you.
1. Navy Pier: For the Firework + Activity Lovers
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
With over 9.3 million visitors every year, Navy Pier is known as one of the top destinations in the midwest. This Chicago iconic area offers an endless array of activities - from riding the centennial Ferris wheel to dining in one of the many restaurants, and most importantly watching the AON 4th of July fireworks over Lake Michigan at 9:30 p.m. Whether you’re with your family or on a romantic date, you’ll be sure to find TONS to do at Navy Pier, and you will have a beautiful view of all the lights in the sky.
2. Shore Club Chicago: For the Beach, Views + Food + Drink Fans
1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
No better way to get your 4th of July foodie fix, than by heading to Shore Club Chicago. Not only is the food delicious, but the beach views make it even better! After lunch, if you’re up to it, connected to the restaurant is an exclusive beach club with cabanas and bottle service. So go treat yourself to some nice cocktails and views. If we had to take a guess, we would say the beach will be packed on this upcoming holiday weekend- so go reserve your spot!
3. Skydeck Chicago: For those who Appreciate the Best View
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
What better way to celebrate July 4th, than by watching fireworks from the highest point in the entire city! There’s a reason so many people visit the Skydeck each year, making it one of the most visited attractions in all of Chicago. There couldn’t be any better time to visit, then when you can watch dozens of different firework shows across the Chicago skyline. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance and show up early to avoid the crowds!
4. London House Rooftop Bar: If you Like a Swanky Venue, Drinks and Views
85 East Wacker Drive At, N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate with a few drinks this holiday, London House Rooftop is the place for you! This tri-level bar starts on the 21st floor with a sleek inside lounge, a main outside bar one floor up, and a small area with a cupola - the perfect spot for pictures - on floor 23! And speaking of pics, be sure to check out our previous blog on the top 10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Chicago for more picture worthy places. With spectacular views of the Chicago River and skyline - we know this is where we want to end our night on July 4th!
5. 4th Of July Fireworks Cruise: For those who want to Switch it up this Year
400 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
After spending your day sun-bathing by the pool or laying on the beach, head onto Lake Michigan to finish out your 4th of July night. Wendella offers a two-hour 4th of July fireworks cruise that allows you to take in the Navy Pier fireworks from the water, with a 360-degree view. Be sure to buy your tickets early before they sell out. This sounds like one of the most unique ways to watch fireworks - at least that's what we think!
We hope you enjoyed reading about Joriki’s picks for the top places to celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago! If you have any other places that we failed to mention please be sure to leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to shop Joriki this July 4th for our biggest sale of the season - 50% off sitewide with code: Fireworks! Also be sure to check out our style guide for what to wear this Fourth of July to ensure you’re looking your best when celebrating! And most importantly, Happy 4th of July from @Joriki!