Sometimes it is fun to be a tourist in your own town. We did this over Memorial Day weekend when we took the whole gang on an Architectural Boat Tour of the Chicago River.
Shoreline Sightseeing offers a variety of tour experiences. Yes, you will be on a boat with mostly tourists. But this tour offers a perspective of the city that you've likely never seen before. I learned a lot about the history of some of the city's most beautiful buildings. My older kids loved the boat experience and hearing about the history of some of the buildings as well as some interesting tidbits on the history of the city. My four year-old was mostly into the snacks.
If you have out of town guests this summer, a Shoreline Sightseeing tour is sure to be a hit. And even if you aren't playing tour guide, your family will enjoy this unique view of their hometown.
Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets for an architectural boat tour so we could check it out and let you know what we thought about the experience.