There are no better spots to take in the iconic Chicago Air & Water Show than these top tier locations along Lake Michigan! Whether onboard, rooftopping, or booking a front row stay, these unobstructed views will allow you to experience the show unlike any other.  Reservations are expected to go fast, so don’t wait on booking these great spots!

Views of the Chicago Air and Water Show don’t get any better than at Offshore Rooftop, the world’s largest rooftop deck as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and one of Chicago’s most exciting hotspots located at Navy Pier!  Those looking to wine and dine at this top destination can do so all while watching the U.S Navy Blue Angels fly right above as you enjoy your experience and views Offshore offers guests. Reservations are extremely limited and will sell out. Please click here to reserve today!

Take in the amazing sights and sounds of the U.S Navy Blue Angels flying above from none other than Lake Michigan itself!  City Cruises Chicago  invites guests to set sail throughout the Air & Water Show weekend by offering several cruises during the live shows on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. Located at the ports of Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, City Cruises’ rooftop deck access allows patrons unbeatable views of the show straight from the water. With a delicious buffet menu, DJ entertainment and a first row seat to the show, City Cruises is the place to be during this historic event.

Enjoy the show on the spacious lakefront patio of Lirica restaurant, located right on Navy Pier. The Latin and Iberian-inspired eatery led by Executive Chef Jen Zambrano features an all-day menu of delicious fare and handcrafted cocktails. From small shareables to incredible entrees including Lirica’s Signature Paella, the Pier’s Latin destination is the perfect place to catch the show and enjoy a flair-filled meal. To make a reservation, please visit the restaurant’s website.

Looking for a room with a unbeatable view of the Air and Water Show? Look no further than Sable at Navy Pier, the first hotel to make waves on one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Experience Chicago from a brand new perspective, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan and the City’s famed skyline. Capitalize on this amazing hotel and experience Chicago from a brand-new perspective with an exclusive front-row seat to the iconic Air & Water show soaring by the Pier on August 20 & 21. Avoid the crowds by booking one of Sable’s corner guestrooms for the ultimate viewing party all from the comfort of your room. These suites are extremely limited and will book quickly during the action-packed weekend. Book today by clicking here.