Until the personal watercraft was invented, mankind's only hope for summer fun involved hitting candied hams with tree branches. This Groupon celebrates watery invention.
$35 for a 30-Minute Jet-Ski Rental ($75 Value)
Windy City Watersports equips each rider with a life jacket and a storage space for belongings. Jet skis are available for rental Tuesday–Thursday from noon to sundown, and Friday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to sundown.
Windy City Watersports
Proclaiming itself Chicago's only licensed jet-ski rental company, the outdoor enthusiasts at Windy City Watersports let visitors ride off into Lake Michigan from the tip of Montrose Beach. Every rental—which may be secured online or by flashing the lights atop the tallest nearby building in Morse code—includes life jackets, fuel, and storage for riders' possession.