The majority of people who come here are tourists, especially with their families. You have to be in the mood to deal with a crowd, kids, strollers, and people who just have absolutely no idea where they're going. If you're feeling adventurous and/or patient, you can have a good time at Navy Pier. There are some good restaurants and bars. In the summer there are fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday nights, and there are several cruise lines that give various cruises along Lake Michigan which are always fun.