You'll find a statue of "Cap" standing on this formerly contested site as a reference to its early history, but even more colorful than this eccentric character is the neighborhood's main attraction: Navy Pier. A play land filled with amusement rides, gift shops and eateries, its docks are lined with sightseeing boats and bicycles. In addition to sweeping lakefront views, Navy Pier is home to its own beer garden and evening fireworks in the summer, as well as year-round favorites, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Beyond the Pier, there's much to do in Streeterville. The neighborhood boasts a range of dining options, from four-star French cuisine to pub fare. Entertainment can be had in the form of outdoor recreation at Ohio Street Beach or arts appreciation at the Museum of Contemporary Art.