The majority of us spend a good portion of our lives in a vehicle. The convenience factor is huge, but it can take so much away from our surroundings. Chicago is a city rich in culture and sights; many of which can be easily missed while stuck in traffic. Eliminate the roof from over your head and utilize some of these forms of transportation the next time you are in the mood to immerse yourself in Chicago sights!
Bike and Roll
Bike and Roll has all the basics covered when it comes to getting yourself on two wheels. With four locations spread throughout the city, attractions are always a short pedal away.
Bike and Roll offers top of the line Trek bicycles and they maintain them meticulously. They offer virtually every type of bicycle out there, from cruisers to mountain bikes, as well as road bikes to electric. Quadcycles, tandem bikes, and handcycles offer a unique way to cruise along as well.
They also have the necessities for your child to join in. Whether they are pedaling their own bike, or being rolled along in a wagon or tagalong, they can see the sights with you. If you find yourself with extra time to spare, Bike and Roll also provide bike, Segway, and food tours around the city.
Rentaruckus provides that touch of the open road without the need for a motorcycle license. They rent out solely the Honda Ruckus scooter, which is basically the best-looking scooter on the road. Renting a scooter allows you the freedom to explore the city on your own time. Experiencing the city outside of a rolling box allows you to fully take in your surroundings. Reservations are required, so be sure to call ahead!
Chicago has a lot of ground to cover when you are in the exploration mood, but sightseeing from the water is a great way to change it up. Being on the water is Kayak Chicago s top priority. Kayak Chicago offers various styles of kayaks, as well as the option to rent stand-up-paddleboards. If you are looking to become more advanced in your techniques, or are a first timer, they offer many different styles of lessons to accelerate you to becoming a pro in no time. Be sure to check out the tours that they offer; they are some of the most unique in the city.
If kayaks and paddleboards aren t quite what you are envisioning to get you on the water, Chicago Sailing is the premiere rental location for getting you onto a sailboat.
A charter is the perfect way to experience sailing if you have never been the captain before. Their charter service allows you to completely relax during the route you choose, or even command the vessel yourself; all while the captain/host makes sure that you make it safe and satisfied. They have nine different models to choose from, varying from 5-12 person occupancy. Enjoying the Chicago sights from the peace of a sailboat is near perfection.
Jet Ski Chicago
Jet skis are a great substitute if a sailboat is a little too much, but a kayak does not quite have enough oomph to get your adrenaline pumping.
Jet Ski Chicago is the only provider of jet skis for the Chicago beach area. They are located on North Avenue Beach, which means that you will be make it from the rental process to zipping around some of the best shores that Lake Michigan has to offer in no time! They also offer jet ski tours of the city, as well as party reservations.
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