50% off Chicago Architecture Center River Cruises
3/16/2021 update: The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is expected to resume near the middle of April, exact date still to be announced. Chicago Architecture Center reopening I do not know if any of the following deals will be available then.
The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) River Cruises are excellent, extremely popular and quite expensive. If you buy tickets online from the CAC (through Ticketmaster), depending on the day and time of the cruise prices are $63-$68 including fees for everyone except infants. Infants are $32. There are several ways to save money on tickets.
Save 50% from Hottix
Thanks to a tip from an astute reader Hottix offers 50% tickets from time-to-time! The dates and times are very limited but 50% off is worth adjusting your schedule if necessary. Also if you buy direct from a Hottix booth you save the $3 per order online fee.
New 50% off cruises post on Mondays
Per Hottix, they post all cruises on Monday each week so that’s the day when the most options will be available. If you want to save approximately $28 per ticket just keep checking online frequently or hit the booth as soon as it opens on a Monday.
Hottix booth locations
72 E. Randolph (Between Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue, across the street from Chicago Cultural Center). Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm
108 N. State (in Block Thirty Seven Shops on State, first floor Guest Services) Open every day: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
Save by buying direct
If Hottix doesn’t have discount tickets available you should buy tickets directly from the CAC 111 E. Wacker Drive or directly at the boat dock at the southeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Drive you can avoid the Ticketmaster fees of approximately $11 per ticket.
Visit the Chicago Architecture Center for $5 (regular admission $12)
If you take a CAC river cruise you can visit the Chicago Architecture Center for $5. Just bring your river cruise ticket to the CAC box office.
Enjoy your discount cruise!
Weekly on Sunday and Saturday (starting April 17, 2021)