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    Canoeing

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    Sometimes, you just need to escape the city life, requiring the calmness of nature. Why not spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observing herons and other wildlife in Fox River, Illinois? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. Here, you'll paddle through Fox River, listening to the soft streams of the river paired with chirping birds and lovely exploration. For those of you in need of a day-cation or simply an escape, Fox River is the ultimate place to relax.
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    Canoeing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Paddle in a canoe down the scenic Fox River
    • Spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observe herons and other wildlife
    • Relax during a day away from the city stresses
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Learn to Kayak

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    Escape from the bustle of the Chicago sprawl with an adventure right in its midst! Designed for those who are a little wet behind the ears, this introductory class will get you started by building a strong foundation of kayaking know-how. You'll be taking to the water on the Chicago River, launching right from Downtown Chicago. Once on the water, you'll focus solely on your paddling technique during a safe, leisurely row. This class is designed for those who aren't quite ready to take on capsizing and rescue drills, making it the perfect first step into a new life of on-the-water adventure. Learn while exploring the the river, with Chicago buildings rising up on either side, and discover a life of adventure that will never sink your expectations!
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    Learn to Kayak

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Work with a certified instructor to develop basic kayak skills in an introductory class
    • Learn while having a blast exploring the Chicago River from the heart of the city
    • Get a great upper body workout while working on paddling techniques
    • Discover an all-new outdoor hobby that you can enjoy without having to leave Chicago
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    31 positive reviews
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    City Lights Paddle

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    This nighttime adventure is so riveting you're basically guaranteed to wet yourself. Hop into a kayaking and explore the Chicago River during a guided tour in which you over six miles of water. As you row, you'll be mesmerized by the lights of Chicago at night rising high on either side of you and reflecting off of the water all around you. Your guide will point out some of the historical sights along the way, but this ride is more about letting the thrill of an evening excursion take over your imagination and fuel your sense of awe. Whether you've got some experience paddling or a you're a complete novice, you'll appreciate this intimate perspective of the urban landscape. Quench your thirst for fun with journey through the heart of Chicago.
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    City Lights Paddle

    1220 W LeMoyne Ave, Chicago

    • Kayak across the city on the Chicago River during this energizing nighttime adventure tour
    • Learn about history and architecture Chicago as you paddle by several famous sites
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Feel adrenaline of adventure consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    31 positive reviews
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    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

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    See Chicago from a completely new perspective... from the seat of a kayak. On this kayak tour, uncover the unique architecture and history that makes Chicago so, um, Chicago! You'll begin with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics, and river safety. From there, enjoy a guided tour on the river, paddling through the great urban canyon betwixt skyscrapers. Learn the stories of how the city came to be and grew up along the river. This isn't something to be missed.
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    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the stories of how the city grew up along the water
    • Uncover Chicago's rich history and impressive architecture
    • Paddle down the river and take in the sites of skyscrapers
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Downhill Ski Trip

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    So, where are the mountains in downtown Chicago? You may not find 'em on Michigan Ave, but Discovery Center will take you to the best skiing in the area, with everything being arranged and organized for you. Amid beautiful surroundings, learn the safety, skills, and incredible fun behind skiing. Take to the hills, bunny or monstrous, and blaze down, having the time of your life. After the rush of skiing, enjoy complete relaxation in the lodge, in front of a crackling fire, and meet new friends. Join the fun and excitement behind skiing Chicago-style.
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    Downhill Ski Trip

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals such as safety tips, skills, and how to enjoy your run down the hill
    • Ski the slopes, relax in front of a warm fire, and meet a few new friends on this journey
    • Enjoy a one day ski holiday just an hour outside downtown Chicago
    • Perfect for those who've never skied or have limited experience
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekend)

    Looking for a day out on the water? Renting a jet ski from VIP Chicago Parties is the perfect way to spend a couple hours on an afternoon or an evening. VIP Chicago Parties is dedicated to providing great jet skis and services with the highest degree of safety and fun. They have built their reputation and long-term relationship with satisfied clients around the Chicago-area. Their goal is to make your jet ski rental experience easy, fun, and very memorable. Never driven a jet ski? No problem! Chicago VIP Parties will provide a short training session for the group or driver upon arrival and prior to boarding your water vehicle. Break loose and ride the waves!
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekend)

    320 N 2nd St, St Charles

    • Experience the adventure of jet skiing on the Fox River
    • Embrace the beautiful scenery and memorable experience
    • Enjoy nature's waves like never before with a partner
    • All levels welcomed!
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekday)

    Looking for a day out on the water? Renting a jet ski from VIP Chicago Parties is the perfect way to spend a couple hours on an afternoon or evening. VIP Chicago Parties is dedicated to providing great jet skis and services with the highest degree of safety and fun. They have built their reputation and long-term relationship with satisfied clients around the Chicago-area. Their goal is to make your jet ski rental experience easy, fun, and very memorable. Never driven a jet ski? No problem! Chicago VIP Parties will provide a short training session for the group or driver upon arrival and prior to boarding your water vehicle. Break loose and ride the waves!
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    Jet Skiing on the Fox River (weekday)

    320 N 2nd St, St Charles

    • Experience the adventure of jet skiing on the Fox River
    • Embrace the beautiful scenery and memorable experience
    • Enjoy nature's waves like never before with a partner
    • No experience necessary
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