Experience the big city lights of Chicago on a 20-minute helicopter ride over the Windy City. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and take off over the glowing skyline ... More info ›
Experience the big city lights of Chicago on a 20-minute helicopter ride over the Windy City. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and take off over the glowing skyline. The pilot-led tour highlights the rich history of Chicago while gliding above the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, and much more. Beverages, plus a digital photograph of the evening as a keepsake, are included.
The experience begins with a customer experience center and flight simulator. Take in the history of the Windy City in the Chicago City exhibit while the anticipation builds. Relax in a comfortable seating area watching the take-offs and landings from the helipad while enjoying complimentary coffee and refreshments.
There will be a briefing with safety and security procedures before loading into the cutting-edge aircraft. Float over the city, passing landmark locations like Guaranteed Rate Field, McCormick Place, and the Museum Campus before being wowed by the cityscape aglow. The city lights tour is narrated by expert pilots, chronicling the history from the times of Fort Dearborn to today.
Next, see Navy Pier, repurposed as a destination for visitors and locals alike, jutting into Lake Michigan. Navy Pier features summertime fireworks twice weekly. The tour extends up the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Uptown neighborhoods.
After the turn, behold a sky-high view of the Magnificent Mile under the lights. Before heading back to the heliport, get one last view of Millennium Park, Willis Tower, Cloud Gate (AKA the Bean), and Soldier Field.