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Chicago: Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Chicago: Millennium Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

On this self-guided walking tour where your phone is your personal guide, explore Millennium Park’s best sights and dive into some of Chicago’s little-known history along the way. This tour has been developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Begin your tour at the park’s north end, by Harris Theater for Music and Dance. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route via the app that will be your guide, narrator, and map in one. Head south toward the Pritzker Pavilion while learning some background on how the park came into existence. As an added perk, most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Once at the impressive pavilion, learn about the vast array of performances held here and the high-tech design which makes it all possible, as well as the man behind it: Jay Pritzker. Get the full story on this precocious kid who went from building model cities out of his grandfather’s scrap wood to designing some of the most famous structures in the country. As you continue, you’ll come to the park’s so-called Secret Garden. Take a stroll along a peaceful boardwalk surrounded by plant life and listen to the little-known symbolism behind the garden’s design. Pause for a fantastic look at Chicago’s skyline before heading past the Art Institute of Chicago and ending up at the astonishing Crown Fountain. Get familiar with the intricately detailed face towers of the fountain, then head north toward Chicago’s most famous sculpture. At last, arrive at Cloud Gate, known by the locals as The Bean. Learn about the artist behind it as well as the technique he used to create such a huge, smooth surface. At the end of your tour, don’t forget to snap some surreal pictures of your reflection.

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Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago: Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour

2. Bobby's Bike Hike Chicago: Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour

Hop on a bike and explore Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods! Bobby's Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour is Chicago's longest-running and most popular bike tour. Veer off the beaten path and into the opulent neighborhoods, pristine parks, and packed beaches of the near north-side of Chicago. Explore the Gold Coast mansions, Old Town historic district, Lincoln Park, and the zoo, all on the bike. Pass by North Avenue beach and Chicago's lakefront while an experienced, knowledgeable guide explains the rich history and culture of the area. This tour is designed for all ages and fitness levels. Safety is our top priority, and guests follow bike paths for a majority of the tour. Bikes and helmets are provided.

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What people are saying about Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Bobby’s Bike Hike was an awesome experience!! A must do in Chicago!!!

Our guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable and passionate about Chicago as well as our safety! We loved everything about our Bike Hike. The bikes Were easy to handle for all ages and skills. It’s a fun way to see and travel through the city! Think no more about it! Book it! You will love it! We did!!

The best way to get to know Chicago as a family

It is very well organized. It's fun and a great opportunity to see the less touristy part of Chicago. We loved seeing the first Catholic Church in Chicago. The guide Semyjoe was very pleasant and enjoyable! Exit!

Best way to spend a long layover in Chicago.

Had the nicest bike tour with Mark being the excellent guide, can highly recommend it.

Caleb was a very cool, informative, & humorous guide, made the tour fun

Nick was great. Perfect mix of biking and history.