Chicago is considered the most American of American Cities and one of the most unique cities in the world. Today, Chicago is vibrant both economically culturally and considered one of the 15 “Elite” cities in the world along with places like New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
“A lot of real Chicago lives in the neighborhood taverns. It is the mixed German and Irish and Polish gift to the city, a bit of the old country grafted into a strong new plant in the new” – Bill Granger
It has been suggested that if you take a portrait of America and subtract what Chicago has contributed to it, you would not recognize what you have left”! For example, what would America look like without some of just a few of its many contributions; Skyscrapers, McDonald’s, Cell Phones, Soap Operas, Atomic energy or most importantly Twinkies!
Culturally, Chicago is in a league of its own with its 561 cultural institutions including world class museums, symphony, Opera Company and countless theaters. America has given the Arts World 4 major original contributions; Blues, Jazz, Skyscrapers and Prairie Style Architecture. Chicago provided 3 out of 4 of these contributions.
In order to truly understand the depth and breadth of Chicago we need to explore the city beyond the typical tourist destinations. While these areas add considerably to Chicago’s appeal, there is so much more to learn about and experience what is Essential to understanding this great city.
Please join us on this “Exclusive” bus tour exploring Chicago’s North and South sides. Guests will learn about and view some of the following; Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Zoo, Wrigley Field, President Obama’s Home, Little Italy, Magnificent Mile, Bronzeville, Museum Campus, Millennium Park, University of Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry and more!
Sunday Dates available: 7-15, 9-9 & 11-11
Departs from and ends at Hyatt Regency – 151 East Upper Wacker Drive – 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Check in begins at 12:30 pm near concierge desk – main lobby
Tour includes luxury bus, snacks and drinks
A minimum number of guests is needed to offer tour