Chicago Architecture River Cruise Named Best Experience in US: TripAdvisor

The Chicago Architecture River Cruise wasn't just the best in the country, it was also one of the best in the world

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One of the most visited attractions in the world can be found floating on Chicago’s river.

Travel website TripAdvisor listed the Chicago Architecture River Cruise as the no. 1 pick in its 10 best "Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences" in the U.S. The ranking is based on traveler reviews of more than 200,000 experiences over the last year, according to TripAdvisor. 

The Chicago Architecture River Cruise wasn't just the best in the country, it was also one of the best in the world, coming in second behind only the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour. 

“With more than 200,000 experiences on our sites, these winners are in an extremely competitive field and represent the best-of-the-best, according to travelers themselves," TripAdvisor spokesperson Laurel Greatrix said in a statement. 

But the results are no surprise, as the cruise, which takes riders down the Chicago River with an architectural guide, has been named among the best in the world before.

Below is a list of the winning attractions:

Top 10 Experiences in the U.S.:

  • Chicago Architecture River Cruise – Chicago, IL, from $41.44
  • Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour – Las Vegas, NV, from $119.29
  • Hell’s Revenge 4x4 Off-Roading Tour from Moab – Moab UT, $ 107.51
  • Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer – New York, NY, $74.37
  • Best of Austin Small-Group Guided Tour – Austin, TX, from $37.90
  • Zipline Tour On Oahu’s North Shore – Pupukea, HI, from $176.96
  • Molokini Crater and Maui’s Forbidden Coast Green Sea Turtle Adventure – Maui, HI, from $149.72
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with West Rim Picnic – Hualapai Reservation, AZ, from $379.99
  • Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trip – Pigeon River, TN, from $40.36
  • Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour – West Palm Beach, FL, from $69.00

Top 10 Experiences in the World

  • Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour – Rome, Italy
  • Chicago Architecture River Cruise – Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour – Florence, Italy
  • Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick up – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar from 1 Hour to 7 Hour – Paris, France
  • 1-Hour Canal Tour starting at Anne Frank House Amsterdam – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing – Ubud, Indonesia
  • Xi'an Evening Food Tour by TukTuk – Xi’an, China
  • Kaituna River White Water  – Okere Falls, New Zealand

For all of the 2019 Travelers’ Choice award-winning experiences, click here.

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