Experience a Chicago mainstay minutes away from our hotel.

Straddling the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is a requirement for any Chicago vacation. Housing an array of attractions and activities, delectable dining, and much more, the Pier is sure to make for a memorable time. Located a mere 10 minute drive away from The Whitehall, a true standout among hotels near Navy Pier, let our visitor’s guide below guide you on your trip to the shore.

View our Navy Pier visitor’s guide below.

Attractions and Activities

Navy Pier Park
From the towering Centennial Wheel to the high-flying Pepsi Wave Swinger, this amusement park on the shore is sure to bring fun for the whole family. Purchase ride tickets on line or on-site.

Miller Lite Beer Garden
Sample a brew and savor the views at the Miller Lite Beer Garden. With a delectable spread of domestic, imported, and craft beers and free music through the week, this outdoor drinking hole is the best place to cool off in the summer heat.

Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
In the mood for a movie? You can find new blockbusters and special features on the IMAX screen at Navy Pier’s IMAX Theatre.

Chicago Children’s Museum
Perfect for curious minds, your kids are sure to learn something new at the thirteen permanent exhibits and rotating displays.


Navy Pier hosts some of the best dining in the area. Take a break from the action and dine at some of our favorite places below.

Billy Goat Tavern
Inspiring a Saturday Night Live skit featuring the late John Belushi, this no-frills establishment is the perfect place for a beer and burger.

Experience Chicago-style pizza at its best. Serving some of the most sumptuous selections of deep-dish pie, Giordano’s Navy Pier branch is the perfect entry into Chicago’s culinary scene.

Riva Crab House
Featuring breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline alike, Riva is the perfect setting to enjoy the best steak and seafood Downtown Chicago has to offer.