Navy Pier in Time Out Chicago Magazine:
Pier survival secrets
For a quick snack, hit up Completely Nuts, the nut cart just past the food court, and grab some sweet, crunchy candied almonds ($3.50 for a snack pack).
To escape the hustle and bustle by heading to the east end of the pier, where the crowds dwindle, and ample benches and chairs make soaking up the views a breeze.
Head to Haagen Dazs for the cheapest beer on the pier: Domestic drafts are just $2.75.
A savvy parking strategy, is to park in the expansive east lot, which is usually wide open ($20–$24).
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Annual attendance peaked at 9 million in 2000, and has been around 8 million in recent years. Navy Pier is easily the most visited Chicago attraction.