Take a tour of Chicago from the unique perspective of your own kayak. Paddle through the “canyons” on the Chicago River and learn about the architecture along the river, join a night paddle, the lake tour or try a standup
paddleboard tour. $55-$65; children $35-$40. Fireworks paddles coincide with Navy Pier fireworks (W, Sa). Rentals available, too. www.kayakchicago. com. Start at 1501 N. Magnolia Ave.; kayak rental at Montrose Beach at Montrose Avenue and Lake Michigan; or North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan and North Avenue, 312.852.9258.