What a beautiful sight, as you're driving down LSD at night. Obviously Navy Pier is going to attract visitors, and its usually full of out of towners. But you know what, I find its actually a good place to meet friendly strangers. I've gone there a few times and just interviewed people about their vacation and what they think about our city. I usually meet very approachable people here. On the other hand most of the food and merchandise is very commercial and overpriced. I don't think its an accurate reflection of Chicago's culture. But then again, its not supposed to be. I love going here early in the morning when nobody's around, just to get a good look at the lake and feel the breeze. Its a great place for many reasons and definitely worth the visit.