Segway season has started, and at Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours, we are buzzing around Grant Park on our orange Segways like busy bees. The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is when we really kick into high gear for the summer season. It’s when we launch our full slate of tours including our popular Navy Pier Fireworks Tour and Chicago Gangster Tour.
Along with beautiful blooming gardens and our bright orange Segways, Grant Park is a hot spot for summer fun! Some of the most exciting new activities are at the new Maggie Daley Park. One of our favorites is the new rock climbing sculpture, which opened last Tuesday. It’s the first and only Climbing Park in the city of Chicago!
Already thrilling park-goers with its ice skating ribbon this winter and epic slides this spring, Maggie Daley Park’s newest addition, the Malkin-Sacks Rock Climbing Walls, adds a whole new dimension. Boasting 19,000 square feet of space with walls up to 40 feet high, the custom-designed rocks and boulders offer a fun and unique outdoor recreational activity.
The varying skill levels and low fees make the climbing walls a family friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Children as young as 4 years old can climb as long as they can fit in the safety harness. It’s only $15 to rent equipment including a bright orange helmet. After taking a certification class, there is a low fee of $7 a day to climb. A monthly membership is also offered for $55 a month.
After you’re done with your climbing, stop by and see us at 238 E Monroe. We’ll provide another orange helmet so you can enjoy the only tour of Chicago on orange Segways. This Saturday night May 23, we will be launching with our first Fireworks Tour of the year. Don’t miss this annual display of Lake Michigan firepower from our special lakefront spot. It’s a tour guide favorite!
Whether gliding, sliding, or climbing, there are so many ways to get around Grant Park this summer. We hope to see you there!