If you were to ask a Chicago native for the city's one can't-miss tourist attraction, they might tell you it's an architecture tour with Wendella Sightseeing Boats. The tour company has been around since the '30s, so its signature Original Architecture Tour has become a staple for out-of-towners. Play tourist in your own city this weekend and climb aboard one of the boats.
The boat ferries you along the Chicago River as the tour guide points out the most iconic pieces of Chicago architecture, from the John Hancock Building to Willis Tower. The tour takes about 75 minutes, but covers more than 130 years of architectural history. Wendella Sightseeing Boats hosts other tours, too, including a Sunset Cruise, a Lake & River Tour, and a Fireworks Cruise, so take your pick.