Outdoors & Sports
Sightseeing Chicago With WendellaMay 17, 2018
Chicago is best known for three things: the deep-dish pizza, the Chicago-style hot dog overloaded with pickled and fresh toppings and the architecture. We experienced all three during a recent trip to the Windy City (taking a pit stop in the Swedish neighborhood Andersonville, of course) and here’s what we’ve concluded:
- Chicago is not for carb loathers.
- Don’t get caught putting ketchup on your hot dog.
- If you ever have the chance, take a Chicago architecture boat tour.
There are a handful of architecture tours on the Chicago River to choose from, but only one can claim to be the original: Wendella Sightseeing Company. As you may recall from our earlier Wendella story, Bo Albert Borgström, a Swedish-born Chicagoan, purchased and turned what was once a motorboat sales and service yacht into a 96-person sightseeing vessel, launching Wendella Sightseeing Company in 1935.
So naturally, we chose to tour with Wendella.
The Wendella experience takes you on a 75-minute tour through downtown Chicago led by a guide, and in our case a former architect, who shares information about each major building’s history and intricate details. We lucked out during our tour with 75-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky. While the photos below don’t do an in-person tour justice, here are a few highlights from our experience.
If you’re in Chicago, be sure to check out Wendella’s architecture tour. For more information, visit www.wendellaboats.com.