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Chicago: 45-Minute Private Helicopter Flight for 1-3 People

1. Chicago: 45-Minute Private Helicopter Flight for 1-3 People

Enjoy spectacular views of Chicago from an MD500 helicopter. This helicopter flight over Chicago covers all the important highlights of the city from McCormick Place and Soldiers Field in the South to Wrigley Field in the North. Depart from Schaumburg Regional Airport and see some of Chicago's highlights including the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Building, Navy Pier, and Lake Michigan with its beaches and picturesque shoreline. Also see the Chicago River, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Museum Campus. Make sure you also look out for Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, and the United Center, where the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks both play. This is a private helicopter experience for 1 to 3 passengers. Travel in complete safety with a professional pilot who will provide you with live commentary through noise-canceling headphones. In the summertime, have the added thrill of the doors being able to be off during the flight.

Chicago: Downtown Chicago Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

2. Chicago: Downtown Chicago Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Discover Chicago from above on this 15-minute helicopter tour. Capture pictures of stunning city views as you fly over downtown Chicago. View sights like Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium, and Soldier’s field (home of the Bears). Check in at the tour supplier's centrally-located office in Chicago and get ready to take off with a company that is committed to a safety-first policy. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable helicopter and experience the excitement of lifting off. Feel the thrill of flying north over the Chicago River and past downtown, before looping over iconic Wrigley Field and flying back south along the famous Chicago beaches and Navy Pier. Snap pictures above the Willis Tower, the Chicago River, Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs), Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and Soldier’s field (home of the Bears). End your tour with a smooth landing.

Bike and Roll Chicago: Half-Day Bike Rental

3. Bike and Roll Chicago: Half-Day Bike Rental

Bike and Roll Chicago invites you to tour the city along its 18 miles of lakefront, car-free bicycling trails. We offer brand-new Trek bicycles on half-day rental. Included in the rental fee is a helmet, bicycle lock and trail map. There are many styles of Trek bicycles for you to select from, including hybrid/comfort bikes, mountain bikes, low-step cruisers, fitness bikes, electric bikes and road bikes. Our hybrid/comfort bikes are available in both men’s and women’s models. This style features a lightweight frame and allows for a comfortable, upright riding position that makes for nearly effortless exploring of Chicago’s neighborhoods or riding on the lakefront trails. Mountain bikes are perfect for riding through the parks or heading out to the lakefront. This model offers a lightweight aluminum frame along with large tires that absorb the shocks of off-road riding. For a fashionable and functional ride, you might want to try our low-step 3-speed cruiser. It comes with a spring-loaded seat and a rear rack to hold your bag. Fitness bikes are also available in both men’s and women’s models. They’re lightweight and offer an upright riding style - a great choice for riders who want to be able to take in the city’s best sights. Men’s and women’s electric bike models boost your natural pedal power by providing an electric assist. This is not a scooter or motorcycle, but a bike with a motor that makes it up to 40 per cent easier to pedal. Our road bikes are the style used in racing competition and are built for speed. They offer an aerodynamic riding position and feature a lightweight frame, dropped handlebars, multiple gears and narrow tires. If you decide that a half day isn’t enough for your tour, let us know at the time of rental and we can extend the period to a full day for just a few dollars more!

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What people are saying about Illinois

A wonderful experience, thank you! We were lucky to have a perfect sunny, clear day, and a great pilot. Sara was very personable and explained things about the helicopter as well as giving us a fabulous tour over Chicago. Booking was easy and we were contacted prior to the flight with instructions on where to go and contact details.

Being on top is awesome. The flight was long 45 mins. It could have been better if the pilot will talk about the place like a tour guide and improving the audio system which was garbled.

Was a very exciting and thrilled ride...Especially with the doors off. It was a sunny day with great views of the city

Everything went great. Very nice and helpful people. Our pilot was great.

The views and the experience alone makes it worth it!