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You will enjoy Chicago even more if you learn where, when, and why.
Why suffer through the anxiety of 'missing' something when you can have an expert advise you in advance?
Often the arrival into a new city seems easy - until you get there. In a city like Chicago, where there is so much to see and do, we suggest sitting down with a local 'expert', meaning a passionate local, and getting the lay of the land. There are neighborhoods full of the culture developed long ago with the settling of immigrants. There are shopping areas for every age and taste - and among those neighborhoods might be a restaurant or small museum you would hate to miss. You can find a museum to satisfy any special interest - and the parks and great walking neighborhoods - overwhelming!
To avoid both confusion and disappointment, we suggest you sit down with one of our expert local guides. We will meet at a convenient location for you, whether it be your hotel lobby or apartment, and your Chicago docent will explain the layout of the city and how it relates to the location of your lodging. Using a map, we will show you the nearest transportation options which include the Metra to the "L". Tips on local customs, dining suggestions based on your tastes, events that may interest you as well as shopping, festivals, etc. will be part of your introduction.
You will have a chance to ask more direct questions based on your interests as well. Then...we will take you on a stroll through your neighborhood. This is particularly wonderful as you learn the area's history and have a chance to comfortably absorb the neighborhood ambiance with the guidance of a seasoned Chicagoan.
Depending on your location, we can stop occasionally to talk about historic buildings and monuments or show you how to purchase transit tickets. Your guide will know the best markets nearby as well as cafes and restaurants.
And finally, we will leave you with maps, a lot of knowledge, and a comfort level to allow you to enjoy every minute of your stay in the Windy City!
- It is imperative to include the address of your stay. If you are at a hotel with multiple locations, we must have the address.
- Best to have some questions ready in advance of your meeting.
- If you prefer, we can suggest a local coffee shop nearby but it is essential that we stay in the area so we can advise more properly.
- Please contact ShoreTrips if there are more than 6 in your party.
Days offered: 7 days a week