Navy Pier is open year-round and general operating hours vary depending on the seasons (subject to change). Regular Navy Pier operating hours apply to most merchants, including all retail shops and food court eateries, as well as Pier Park attractions. We encourage Navy Pier visitors to contact full-service restaurants, boats and theaters regarding their extended operating hours.
Navy Pier Current Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM .
Navy Pier is a wonderful place to spend the day walking the pier, taking a boat tour, riding bikes, or kicking back & relaxing to listen to a live band. It's also a short walk to view the famous Aqua Towers & Condos building with it's wavy, unusual facade. We had a lot of fun. :) Edited: To include a photograph of The Aqua Towers & it's unusual wavy facade taken on the River Walk portion of Navy Pier.
If you want a place with lots of unique options for food, it's a good place to go. They have some chains here but most places are local which makes it a nice stop to expand your horizons. The Ferris wheel and indoor garden are cool to. Really just alot to see. Just wear good walking shoes.
Overall a great place for families. The ferris wheel is a must see. There are some great given cakes around. The food court is mostly full of chains with nothing very noteworthy. You have access to boat tours from here some of which are very neat like the architecture tour.
A must place to see when you visit Chicago. You can spend hours by simply strolling at the pier with a nice beer (or any other drink you prefer) in your hands and be as worry free as can be. Do spend some time at the end of the pier & looking at the calm blue waters... amazing experience!
This is a fun place to spend family time or bring out of town guests. The view is great and there's a variety of restaurants. Plus fireworks during the summer on Wednesdays 9pm and Saturdays 10pm. The maze is fun and so are the rides as long as the weather cooperates. The restaurants aren't cheap but the boat tours are amazing for photos of the city and the pier.