Skip the long flight to Maui, and just hit Chicago's lakeshore, for a perfect Summer night.

Island Party Boats operates several floating tiki bar parties along Chicago's lakeshore and on the Chicago River. You can't do much better, when it comes to views, than the city of Chicago from the lake or the river. Your tiki-style excursion can be an intimate party for two, or a grass skirt-wearing luau for 90.

OnlyInYourState.com has some great advice if you're headed in to grab a tiki bar cruise.

The best way to get to this downtown Chicago excursion is by public transportation. If you are coming from outside the city, it is best to grab a Metra or CTA train and then walk through Millennium Park to the docks.

For more information and reservations, click HERE.