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SFP Presents Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

This week Music Hip-Hop/Rap
$50 Sat, Jul 21st 5pm
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S. Linn White Drive
Chicago, Illinois
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2018 Monsta X U.s. Tour

This week Music Pop
$55 Fri, Jul 20th 8pm
Rosemont Theatre
5400 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois
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Hamilton (Chicago)

This week Arts & Theatre Theatre
$72 Fri, Jul 20th 7pm
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe
Chicago, Illinois
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Panic! At The Disco: Pray for the Wicked Tour w ARIZONA, Hayley Kiyoko

This week Music Rock
$31 Tue, Jul 17th 7pm
United Center
1901 W Madison
Chicago, Illinois
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International Champions Cup: Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund

This week Sports Soccer
$32 Fri, Jul 20th 8pm
Soldier Field
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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Holiday Lights & Sights

Tours Chicago
$30
Experience the vibrant life of downtown Chicago at its most exciting and beautiful time of year!

Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours take you on an enchanting stroll through the heart of the city at its prettiest time — during the winter holiday season. And you'll be happy you took this tour with its special musical performance at the end!

On this "architecture lite" tour, we visit the most beloved and festive spots in downtown Chicago, enjoying the beautiful decorations and lively atmosphere, and learning about Christmas and other holiday traditions of Chicago's large multicultural community. We will weave our way through the hustle and bustle of the Loop, walking down famous State Street ("that great street," as Frank Sinatra called it), popping into the old Marshall Field's to check out the huge Christmas tree, and much more!  

NOTE: This tour is "architecture lite":  rather than learning a ton of information about architecture and history like we do on our regular tours, which are also available, this tour is meant for the simple enjoyment of the city's prettiest spots during the holidays.  You won't find a boat, a bus, or even a segway where we're going.  Come and take a holiday stroll with us — it's a fun stress-buster and perfect time to set aside for hanging out with family and friends!

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Alleys of Chicago South Loop Photo Tour

Tours Chicago
$45
Uncover and capture the hidden gems of Chicago's alleys on this 2.5-hour walking photography tour. Not every city has alleys and, many that do, would not or should not be walked through. Chicago's alleys are an entirely different world and a part of the city many take for granted. Photographically, you'll find the alleys are an underrated jewel box of detail photos and upshots! Whether in the downtown or out in the neighborhoods, you'll discover some are fancier than others, some hold pieces of the city's history, interesting fire escapes, graffiti, unexpected doors, signs, rust and grit…and yes, urban odors. Some city alleys have even hosted art events and block parties!

Maximum Group Size: 10

Meet your guide downtown in the Chicago Loop to embark on this 2.5-hour walking tour of alleys normally considered useful only to garbage trucks, delivery drivers and vagrants. Bring your dSLR / Mirrorless camera or smartphone camera fully charged and ready to capture architecture, fire escapes, urban grit, ghost signs, interesting juxtapositions, graffiti / street art and much more.

Along this South route, you'll capture the 'L' elevated train in motion with great urban backdrops and fire escapes, street art from worldwide artists and walk through a famous hotel, not to mention views of skyscrapers above and upshots to the sky! Pay attention as you pass the back sides of many historic buildings and gain a new perspective and appreciation for them. You'll photograph scenes and things normally thought to be ordinary or even ignored. You'll be challenged to create photos of subjects you may never have considered photographic.

Note: We will not start and end at the same location. We'll be near multiple train stations where you can either continue toward Grant Park to explore on your own, find a great local place to eat or easily access the elevated 'L' train or subway or catch a taxi.

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Alleys of Chicago North Loop Photo Tour

Tours Chicago
$45
Uncover and capture the hidden gems of Chicago's alleys on this 2.5-hour walking photography tour. Not every city has alleys and, many that do, would not or should not be walked through. Chicago's alleys are an entirely different world and a part of the city many take for granted. Photographically, you'll find the alleys are an underrated jewel box of detail photos and upshots! Whether in the downtown or out in the neighborhoods, you'll discover some are fancier than others, some hold pieces of the city's history, interesting fire escapes, graffiti, unexpected doors, signs, rust and grit…and yes, urban odors. Some city alleys have even hosted art events and block parties!

Maximum Group Size: 10

Meet your guide downtown in the Chicago Loop to embark on this 2.5-hour walking tour of alleys normally considered useful only to garbage trucks, delivery drivers and vagrants. Bring your dSLR / Mirrorless camera or smartphone camera fully charged and ready to capture architecture, fire escapes, urban grit, ghost signs, interesting juxtapositions, graffiti / street art and much more.

Along the route, you'll see the famous Chicago Theater, walk through a famous hotel, capture elevated train motion, see local street art, not to mention the amazing views of skyscrapers above and upshots to the sky! Pay attention as you pass the back sides of many historic buildings and gain a new perspective and appreciation for them. You'll photograph scenes and things normally thought to be ordinary or even ignored. You'll be challenged to create photos of subjects you may never have considered photographic.

Note: We will not start and end at the same location. Depending on the group's pace, you'll end near Michigan Ave and multiple train stations where you can either continue toward Millennium Park to explore on your own, find a great local place to eat or easily access the elevated 'L' train or subway or catch a taxi.

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Chicago Walking Tour: 1950s In The Loop

Tours Chicago
$59
Intelligent architecture tours of Chicago for intelligent adults, we combine serious history with entertaining immersion in the past.  Experience Chicago's world-famous architecture with an architectural historian who will show you the beautiful and intriguing, while featuring the pleasures of food, drink, music, and humorous stories.

On this tour we will take you back in time to experience the Chicago of an earlier era.  And one of the most exciting eras to explore is the mid-twentieth century. This 1950s Nightlife tour is not so much a tour as it is an immersive experience.  We share video, music, and evocative vintage images that bring the past to life.

We begin in Chicago's Theater District, exploring what going out in Chicago meant in the mid-twentieth century. Then it's on to the two venues guests love so much: The Berghoff with its quirky history and excellent beer and, finally, the great Palmer House Hotel. There we luxuriate in the grand lobby while enjoying classic drinks, appetizers, and/or dessert, all the while feasting on the fascinating story of the hotel and its royal couple, Potter and Bertha Palmer.  We focus on the world-famous Empire Room nightclub that hosted the biggest names in entertainment from the 1930s-1970s.

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Chicago Walking Tour: 1960s In The Gold Coast

Tours Chicago
$59
Your 2-hour tour will take you back in time to experience the Chicago of an earlier era. One of the most exciting eras to explore is the 1960s when Playboy was king, Rush Street was the Vegas of the Midwest, and the Pump Room entertained top name celebrities. The Gold Coast neighborhood is full of both old-world elegance and groovy history. Your nightlife tour is not so much a tour as it is an immersive experience. You will experience video, music, and evocative vintage images that bring the past to life.

We begin at the elegant Drake Hotel and explore what nightlife was all about in the swinging 60s: everything from swanky to sexy.  We will focus on the Playboy Club and Hugh Hefner, fixtures of the area for decades.  

Then it's on to Rush Street with its storied past of the classiest entertainment rubbing elbows with the darkest vices.  We further meander through the Gold Coast, enjoying one of Chicago's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods, complete with mansions and gaslights.

Finally, we enter the famous Pump Room, destination for scores of celebrities over the decades; we'll even see Frank Sinatra's private booth.

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Chicago Tastes of Chinatown Walking Food Tour

Food Tours Chicago
$59
Discover the delicious and multi-regional cuisine of China without leaving Chicago. With a 3-hour guided walking tour, explore the complex layers of Chinese culture and its extensive contribution to both Chicago and the world. Remove language barriers through food and sample your way through a variety of Chinatown's best restaurants and well-kept secrets. Tour includes all food and drink samples and is conducted in a shared group.

Meet your guide just steps from the iconic Chinatown gate to begin your tour. First, start with some yummy dim sum dumplings. Next, try a unique and delicious spicy meat sandwich from the Xi'an region. Then stroll through charming Chinatown Square with its ethnic grocery stores and souvenir shops. Sample succulent Beijing duck followed by the famous Szechuan hot pot. Next, it's time for dessert: buttery custard tarts from Chinatown's oldest bakery. After dessert, refresh and rejuvenate with traditional Chinese tea.

You'll explore numerous regions of China by way of your palate, but only have walked a few blocks on this delicious tour of one of Chicago's most fascinating neighborhoods. This is a shared tour; your group will be accompanied by other parties. Tour ends at the same location as departure at approximately 7pm.

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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Chicago

Food Tours Chicago
$60
Medieval Times invites you to travel back to the 11th Century. Set within an 11th Century European-style castle that includes interior displays of medieval artifacts, coats of arms from prestigious Spanish families and spectacular shining suits of armor you'll feel as if you're been transported back in time. You'll treated to a one-of-a-kind dinner experience hosted by King Carlos and Princess Catalina that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Witness an amazing show that presents a rousing live jousting tournament and classic sword fights. Marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Seated in the castle's climate controlled Grand Ceremonial Arena, where after receiving colored crowns, you'll cheer for one of six knights (donning matching colored tunics) who chivalrously vie for the honor of King's Champion.

With so much excitement, you'll build up an appetite. The castle's serfs and wenches will serve a delicious “hands-on” medieval-style four-course meal that includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, oven roasted chicken, herb-basted potato, corn cobbette, pastry of the castle, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages. For vegan lovers, there is a delectable vegetarian option. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests.

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Valentine's Day Buffet Dinner Cruise

Food Tours Chicago
$122
Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard Spirit of Chicago for dinner.  Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience unlike any other all make for the perfect celebration of love. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.

Make your way to Navy Pier, and step aboard the Spirit for a romantic evening. You'll dance, dine, and celebrate during this beautiful 3-hour cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoying amazing Windy City skyline views along the way.

Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you cruise, then sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes salads, pastas, gourmet entrees from a carving station, and an amazing spread of desserts. 

Following the meal, head to the dance floor to join a top DJ for the evening's party, grooving with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. This 3-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point.

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Chicago Odyssey Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

Food Tours Chicago
$149
Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard the Odyssey for dinner.
Take a romantic 3 hour gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world's top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right onboard. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and John Hancock building, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.

Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city's striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet, 3-course dinner. It's an experience unlike any other and the perfect venue to celebrate love with your special someone.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step onboard your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. You'll have your picture taken by the ship photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you're whisked to your table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you'd like them to pace your meal.

Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship's luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the observation deck, you're sure to notice the vessel's attention to detail and unique art-deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain's bridge, an area that's open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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River North and Streeterville 2.5-Hour Food and Walking Tour in Chicago

Food Tours Chicago
$55
Experience 5 “Chicago-Style” iconic dishes in this 2.5-hour tour from the famous restaurants that perfected them in downtown Chicago. The hustle and bustle of Chicago can be intimidating, but relax as an expert guide teaches your small-group the ins and outs of River North and Streeterville. Eating the best foods usually comes with a price of long lines and waits, but not here! Enjoy skip-the-line access on this culinary adventure with a small-group tour.

An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the diverse history, architecture, and culture of downtown Chicago. Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops, and art galleries. Crossover Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower. 

Tasting Locations:

Lou Malnati's
Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the city.

Al's Beef
The history of Al's #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago's “Little Italy” neighborhood.

Portillo's Hot Dogs
The famed Portillo's was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, opened a humble hot dog stand.

Garrett Popcorn
Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

Copper Fox
From Florence to Chicago, Chef Courtney's passion for food is contagious as he serves up delicious comfort foods with a creative twist in this modern american gastropub.

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Private Chicago Craft Beer and Pizza Tour

Private Tours Chicago
$129

Pair craft beer tastings at three of Chicago's finest breweries with a pizza dinner on this 4-hour tour in the Windy City. A guide leads your small group on a tour of the brewery scene in Chicago. Round-trip hotel transportation is included, leaving you only to worry about which beer to try first.

Chicago is home to many world-class craft breweries and you'll visit three of them on this private 4-hour evening tour, starting with hotel pickup. Your guide will work with your private party to choose the breweries you visit from a selection including Lagunitas, Revolution, Half Acre, Vice District, Motor Row, Sketchbook, Temperance, Atlas and Haymarket.

Get a look at a brewery production facility at your first stop and learn how the beer you are sipping is made. At each stop, you will have the option to sample three 5-ounce samples or sip a pint of your favorite style of suds.

Tasting fees are included along with a Chicago-style pizza dinner along the way. Your beer tour concludes with a convenient hotel drop-off.

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Private Chicago Mafia and Blues Evening Tour

Private Tours Chicago
$123

It isn't Chicago history without a dose of mafia intrigue — and some killer blues tunes, too. This lively and fascinating private tour sends you back to the Chicago of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, when Prohibition was in effect, when Al Capone roamed the streets, and when live music had never been hotter. See the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, visit a legendary bar, take in some performances and otherwise immerse yourself in the Windy City's edgy past.

After dark is the perfect time to discover into Chicago's notorious past. This private, 2.5-hour tour kicks off between 7:30pm-8pm (depending on the season). Your guide will meet you directly at your downtown Chicago accommodation, where you'll be picked up and transported around town in a comfortable, private vehicle. As you go, you'll travel back in time — metaphorically, at least — to the Chicago of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.

The first stop that you'll visit on this evening outing is the Lincoln Park location of the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, an infamous episode from Chicago's Prohibition past. Your guide will give you historical context for the event, and will also explain how blues music was in fact used as a powerful tool to help the mafia grow in Chicago.

Next, you'll continue through the North Side, and will explore the nightlife that makes the area famous. Stop by a legendary bar formerly owned by mobster Al Capone. Purchase a drink, if you wish, and listen to some jazzy live music.

The night winds down with a short sightseeing drive, which will give you some of the best angles on Chicago's iconic skyline. After that, you'll be returned directly to your Chicago accommodation.

Tour attendees must be aged 21 or over; please bring a government-issued photo ID on the tour with you.

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Private Chicago North Shore Half-Day Tour

Private Tours Chicago
$180

Explore Chicago's famously affluent North Shore in style on this private, half-day tour. After you're picked up from your Chicago accommodation, you'll be whisked away on this scenic sightseeing tour, passing by historic mansions, pretty gardens, and beautiful views overlooking Lake Michigan. See sights ranging from the Northwestern University campus in Evanston to the Chicago Botanic Garden before heading back to the Windy City and being dropped off directly at your hotel.

This half-day outing from Chicago begins directly at your Windy City accommodation: your guide will pick you up in a comfortable, private vehicle at 9am, after which you'll be on your way. Your destination is the North Shore: one of the most affluent areas of the country, it's famous for its Lake Michigan views, its beauty, and its cultural pedigree.

On this tour, you'll get an up-close experience of the best that the North Shore has to offer. Visit lively downtown Evanston, where you'll see Northwestern University's campus, visit the home of former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, and drop by the Shakespeare Garden.

Then, head to the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, the oldest surviving Baha'i House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the whole of the United States. The temple is also an architectural marvel, with its elaborate carvings and lovely gardens.

On the half-day tour, you'll also venture to the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the city's prettiest green spaces, where you'll have time at your leisure to wander the tranquil grounds. A tram tour is included in your visit to the Botanic Garden.

At the end of your stroll, you'll reconvene with your driver, who will take you back to Chicago and return you directly to your accommodation.

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Private Day Sailing Excursion on Lake Michigan

Private Tours Chicago
$390

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  Three departure times offered daily.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers

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Private Chicago Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan

Private Tours Chicago
$390

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers

See you on the water.

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Tastes of Chicago Bike Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes, and Hot Dogs

Bike Tours Chicago
$75
Taste the flavors of Chicago, both edible and cultural, on a bike tour through the city. Sample four of Chicago's favorite foods and drinks –pizza, cupcakes, hot dogs and beer – and experience the city as you make your way through the neighborhoods of Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park with a local guide.

Combine a bike tour of beautiful downtown Chicago with a food tour of Chicago's four most coveted culinary delights – pizza, beer, cupcakes and hot dogs! You will undoubtedly work up an appetite on this four-hour tour of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods. Along the way, stop at two breweries, a pizza shop, a hot dog stand and a cupcake bakery.

Where did deep-dish pizza come from? What makes a craft beer taste so good? What is the difference between a Chicago-style hot dog and a regular hot dog? Find the answers to these questions and more as you wind through the streets of Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park with your guide. You'll learn the history of the neighborhoods and the traditions of the food, making it taste even better.

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Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

Bike Tours Chicago
$46

See Chicago off the tourist beat on this guided bicycle tour. Your expert local guide will lead you to Chicago's best quiet neighborhood streets, city parks and scenic beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Catch a glimpse as to how Chicagoans live and enjoy their beautiful city on a mellow bike tour.

Your 3-hour guided bike tour of Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods begins with a brief orientation of your bike. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy the leisurely nature and generally flat-terrain of this tour, but children should be capable and comfortable with riding on city streets. Once you're situated with your stylish ride, follow your guide off the beaten path, to some of Chicago's best neighborhoods.

Cruise the Windy City on two wheels, riding past stately houses in quiet residential neighborhoods, through scenic parks and along Lake Michigan's popular beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Continue to other great Chicago highlights like the Gold Coast Mansions, North Avenue Beach, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Ride past historic sights such as St. Michael's Church, the Playboy Mansion or the Old Town Historic District, lined with charming Victorian houses.

By the end of the tour, you will have seen a wide spectrum of how Chicagoans live and spend their free time, in addition to interesting factoids about one of America's greatest cities.

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Fright Hike: Halloween Edition Chicago Bike Tour

Bike Tours Chicago
$46
Join us we unleash our Halloween "Fright" Hike bike tour through the city of Chicago. Professional actors will guide you through the scariest stories of the city, bringing to life the most famous ghosts who still haunt Chicago today.

We'll ride through a former cemetery where thousands of bodies are buried and visit the Chicago River site where 844 people drowned in the middle of broad daylight. It is believed that one man, Charley Porter, who was on the boat when it sunk, still haunts the area to this day.

We'll discuss Resurrection Mary, Chicago's most infamous ghost, as well as explain some of Chicago's most notoriously haunted locales from the Levee District to the Colombian Exposition and the exploits of the one and only H.H. Holmes.

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City Lights at Night Bicycle Tour

Bike Tours Chicago
$58

E-Bike through Chicago's most attractive hotspots at night! Like a party on wheels, you'll cruise through downtown to see the architecturally stunning Millennium Park, Museum Campus, and Buckingham Fountain, with its world-renowned light show. You'll discover favorite jaw-dropping vantage points of the scintillating skyline while enjoying the smooth pace of this fun, electric bike tour. 

Begin your e-bike tour along Chicago's beautiful lakefront as the sun is setting. Get your first fantastic view of the skyline from North Avenue Beach, then cut through the Gold Coast and pass the original Playboy Mansion on your way south. Bike through the lively Rush Street District and River North neighborhoods, and then make a stop along the gorgeous Chicago River to view the city's glittering skyscrapers and learn about their history. The electric bike will do most of the work for you. Next, cruise under the El tracks into the Loop and make your way to Millennium Park. Enjoy a rest break and check out the Bean and Crown Fountain. Afterwards, see Buckingham Fountain and its spectacular light show, marvel at the Field Museum, and enjoy a relaxing bike ride back along the lakefront. Wednesday and Saturday nights include the fireworks display from Navy Pier. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The electric bikes provide a smooth, relaxing way to see the city at night without too much exertion.

 

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Bites and Brews Bicycle Tour in Chicago

Bike Tours Chicago
$75
Eat around the world without leaving Chicago on this small group, 4-hour food bike tour. Enjoy the city's best ethnic cuisines while biking through its most historic neighborhoods and beautiful park paths. Taste Polish pierogis, French sweets, and Mexican tortas, along with local craft beer and the famous Malort liqueur. Marvel at the beautiful architecture and fascinating ethnic stories of Chicago's River North, Fulton Market, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Lincoln Park. Finish up with a ride along the new 606 elevated trail and the gorgeous Lakefront Trail.

Begin your 4-hour tour in Streeterville, just footsteps from Navy Pier. Bike West through Chicago's bustling River North. Cross the iconic Chicago river, then ride through historic meatpacking district Fulton Market, now Chicago's restaurant and tech ground zero.

Sample a delicious Mexican tlayuda (a giant torta) and a beer at a celebrity chef's new brewpub. Then ride past Google's new headquarters and some beautiful murals before arriving in Ukrainian Village, where you will taste the world's best Polish pierogis. From there, pass gorgeous 19th-century mansions before having another delicious ethnic snack in hipster hot spot Wicker Park.

Bike along the new 606 trail, a bike path on a formal elevated rail line, and then sample the Chicago handshake at a local Bucktown pub (hint: it involves Malort, a unique local liqueur). From there, head to quaint Lincoln Park for a sweet French treat, and finish off the tour with a beautiful ride down Chicago's world-famous Lakefront Trail. This is a public tour so you may be riding with others.

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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Chicago

Escape Games Chicago
$33
If you are searching for an epic night out with friends or family, celebrating a special event, planning a team-building activity, or simply wanting a kick-butt story to tell, this escape room adventure will provide you with an unforgettable live-action experience filled with laughter and excitement.

For one hour, up to 12 participants are trapped in a room with a hungry, yet hilarious zombie, trying to consume all human brains. Together, the adventurers must untangle puzzles and gather clues hidden throughout the room to find the one key that grants them freedom. Every five minutes, the zombie's chains grow longer, so show-goers must act fast to avoid contracting the virus. Perfect for corporate team building, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family outings/reunions, and more. Participants must be age 8 or older to attend and all participants under 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Will you find the clues, solve the puzzles, find the key, and escape the room...or be eaten? 

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Bank Heist Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29
You found yourself in hard times and joined notorious crime syndicate. You need to prove yourself to the team, so your mob boss wants you to rob a bank. Try to solve the puzzles and get into the vault before the cops arrive to arrest you! Will you escape? Tour is limited to a maximum of 10 travelers. Small Group

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Decide the best time to try and rob a bank. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time at Mastermind Escape Games, Before you start, receive a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the professional staff. Enter the room as your 60 minutes begin.

You found yourself in hard times and joined notorious crime syndicate. You need to prove yourself to the team, so your mob boss wants you to rob a bank. Try to solve the puzzles and get into the vault before the cops arrive to arrest you! Will you escape?

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Sorcerer's Secret Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Gather a team and enter the magic shop to experience this exciting escape room. Work together to unravel the Sorcerer's Secret in under 60 minutes. Find clues, solve puzzles, make connections, and work as a team to try and escape the Sorcerer's Secret. 

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Gather a team and enter the magic shop to experience this exciting escape room. Work together to unravel the Sorcerer's Secret in under 60 minutes. Find clues, solve puzzles, make connections, and work as a team to try and escape the Sorcerer's Secret. 

Choose when to face this moderately challenging room from the several available times. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to meet the staff, review safety rules and get your mission. Walk into the room with your team as the 60 minutes begin.

The Sorcerer's Secret is located in your uncle's magic shop. Investigate his mysterious disappearance and try to find him with the clues left behind. Crack hidden codes, find keys to unlock pieces of the puzzle, and try to escape before the 60 minutes are up.

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Lost in Time Escape Room in Schaunburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Do you have what it takes to save the course of history? Come to the Lost in Time Escape Room, where you need to return an object from the future to its original origins. You have 60 minutes to find the missing object and save mankind.  The world depends on you!

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Do you have what it takes to save the course of history? Come to the Lost in Time Escape Room, where you need to return an object from the future to its original origins. You have 60 minutes to find the missing object and save mankind.  The world depends on you!

Decide when you want to travel in time. Then, arrive 15-minutes prior to your start time, have a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the professional and knowledgeable staff. Venture into the room and as your 60 minutes begin to tick down, try to find the missing object.

Your mission is to find an object that has traveled through time and is now in the distant pass. You are part of a task force that will travel through time to find this dangerous object and try to return in to the future. What will find in 60 minutes? Will you save the course of history? 

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Outbreak Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Can you escape the outbreak? During this challenging 60-minute escape game, solve puzzles, crack codes, and try to make it out of the lab before your whole team is infected with a deadly virus! Find the cure and make it out alive to win this escape room. 

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Select your preferred time to tackle this very challenging escape room. Arrive 15-minutes prior to your start time at Mastermind Escape Games.Then, receive a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the friendly and accommodating staff. Go into the professionally designed room and begin trying to find the cure as your 60 minutes begin to countdown.

You and your friends are on an educational tour of the CDC. While walking around the lab, a deadly and experimental virus is accidentally released into the ventilation system. You and your team need to work together and try to find the cure before anyone becomes infected with this deadly virus! Solve puzzles, make connections between clues, and find the cure to escape and win!

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Fox River Wine Country with Gourmet Lunch

Booze Tour Chicago
$159

Just west of downtown Chicago lie the charming old towns of the scenic Fox River Valley. An experienced winemaker guide accompanies you to three tasting rooms featuring wines made from grapes grown in the unique ‘terroir' of Illinois and other Midwest states. Sample up to seven wines at each stop and enjoy a gourmet lunch. At the conclusion of the tour, you can be dropped off at select Chicago hotels.

Meet at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and settle aboard a 12-passenger, air-conditioned van with individual seating. You'll head out of downtown to the western suburbs of Naperville, Aurora, Geneva, and St. Charles for a full-day of wine tasting in the Fox River Valley.

Your guide — an experienced winemaker and licensed wine distributor who knows the winemakers at each of three wineries you will visit — shares intimate knowledge of the hybrid grapes that are used in the Midwest wine industry.

At each tasting room, receive up to seven tastings and spend 45 minutes learning about the wines that these wineries produce. A leisurely gourmet lunch is provided along the way; your small group can choose from a variety of cuisines.

Tasting fees, snacks, and bottled water are also included along with drop-off at your hotel.

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Duneland Wine Country with Gourmet Lunch

Booze Tour Chicago
$185

Just over the Illinois border along the southern tip of Lake Michigan lie the Indiana Dunes. In the charming villages that dot the area known as Duneland, you'll find artisan wineries featuring wines made from grapes grown in Indiana and other Midwest states. Let an experienced winemaker accompany you from downtown Chicago to three tasting rooms and provide insight about this unique terroir. Your full-day itinerary includes a luxurious lunch of contemporary, farm-fresh fare in Chesterton.

Meet at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile or receive pickup from your accommodation in the Chicago Loop. You'll depart for Duneland wine country towns located around the Indiana Dunes, just a stone's throw from downtown Chicago and roughly one hour from the Loop.

This full-day of wine tasting includes stops at three wineries where you'll learn from local winemakers about the hybrid grapes grown in the Midwest (tasting fees included). These wines have different aromas and flavor profiles from wines made in Europe and California, so both novices and aficionados will increase their knowledge of all things wine. Your guide is a licensed wine distributor who shares intimate knowledge of the area's wine industry.

A leisurely gourmet lunch with local farm ingredients is served in Chesterton, located in the heart of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, before hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.

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SW Michigan Wine Country with Gourmet Lunch

Booze Tour Chicago
$185
Come explore wine country in the southwest Michigan, just a short journey from downtown Chicago. Discover what this region has to offer and experience wines that are food friendly and amazingly different than what you will taste in California or France. The private tours are perfect for both novice and experienced wine lovers who want to learn more about growing grapes in colder climates and the process of making wine from vine to glass.  The tours are hosted by a knowledgeable wine maker who will answer any questions along the way as you stop at three different wineries along with a gourmet lunch break. The tours include round trip transportation, all tasting fees, and lunch. If you have a larger group, a private pickup can be arranged. If you are staying in a downtown Loop hotel in Chicago, a pickup from your hotel can be arranged.

Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally located Chicago hotel. Take part in a departure toast then head out to visit three wineries for your day in wine country. As the day progresses, your guide will explain to you how grapes that have been cultivated for cold climates have a special character that cannot be found in other parts of the world. In between tastings, you will have the chance to enjoy a delicious 2-course gourmet lunch which is, of course, paired with wine.

Wineries you may choose from include:
Hickory Creek Winery; Lemon Creek Winery and Farmer's Market; Free Run Cellars; Round Barn Winery and Tasting Room; Butler Winery Tasting Room; Tabor Hill Tasting Room

At the end of your tour, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

Booze Tour Chicago
$78

There's never been a better time to be a beer drinker — and Chicago, with its thriving brewery scene and many destination-worthy beer bars, is the perfect city for suds lovers. Visit four of its craft breweries on this all-inclusive, 4-hour tour, where you'll get to tour brewery production facilities and enjoy copious samples of local brews. To keep things interesting, you'll travel in a barrel-shaped bus. Morning and evening departure times are both available.

Chicago is a beer lover's town, and on this all-inclusive, 4-hour tour, you'll travel around the city in a quirky, barrel-shaped bus, sampling its many suds. Depart at either 11am, 7pm, or 8pm, and look forward to visiting four of the city's breweries.

As you drive around town, your guide will provide historical context for the city's recent craft beer resurgence, detailing the rise of its brewing industry in the 1800s, the fact that Chicago's first mayor opened a brewery, and the impact that Prohibition had on the fledgling industry.

You'll stop at four different breweries as part of this tour, from big names like Lagunitas to several of the city's smaller, upstart craft breweries. As you go, learn more about the science behind the brewing process, enjoy an informative tour of brewery production facilities, and get ready to do some sampling. Taste a number of different brews at each stop; you'll consume roughly 50 ounces of beer during the tour, which adds up to about four bottles' worth of suds.

Attendees must be 21 years of age and older to join the tour; please bring along your government-issued photo ID. The tour concludes at your original point of departure.

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Chicago Barrel Bus Craft Distillery Tour

Booze Tour Chicago
$78
Indulge in some of Chicago's uniquely crafted spirits on this all-inclusive distillery tour. Have samples at three local distilleries and tour one distilling production facility while being whisked around town in our one of a kind barrel bus. Our Prohibition-era experts will relive the trials and triumphs of the historical and modern day figures responsible for making Chicago one of the country's best destinations for fine liquors!

What better way to visit and taste at local craft distilleries than in a Prohibition-era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy style, hidden vertical door to start your one of a kind Chicago Distillery Tour. As you are taken from distillery to distillery in this jitney, your guide will provide an entertaining and educational insight of Chicago's liquor industry originating in the 1800's. Hear stories of George Remus, the man who owned many of the distilleries across America during Prohibition. Learn about the affect that Prohibition laws had on Chicago, and how certain gangs were developed to facilitate the transport of illegal hooch. 

At each of the three distilleries you will receive samples of craft spirits ranging from whiskey to gin, apple brandy, vodka, and more. Enjoy approximately 9-12 samples of different flavors of craft spirits along the entire tour. Each location has its own unique flavors to offer, and sample types vary depending on the locations visited. As you stop at some large and small facilities, you can get the sense of what it was like to step in a distillery back before the 18th Amendment made booze illegal. On the production facility tour, learn the step by step procedures of distilling and the science behind the process.

Please bring your government issued photo ID. Your tour ends at the pickup location.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour Nighttime Experience

Air Tours Chicago
$160

Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point.  Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.”

You'll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history.  

Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they'll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You'll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more.

Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or utilize one of our GoPros to record your exhilarating adventure. A photo to commemorate your experience will be available for purchase. 

Chicago's beauty is legendary. At night it's positively magical. You'll remember our Night Tour's stunning views of the glowing cityscape for years to come.

You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center.  

Then, take off! Marvel at the sparkling lights adorning the city as you glide through the night sky aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters. Catch Buckingham Fountain's glimmering light show in the summer or Michigan Avenue ablaze at holiday time.Take in the majestic sight of glittering buildings along the lakefront.

You'll see Navy Pier, luminous along the shoreline, colorful lights from magnificent skyscrapers reflecting onto the Chicago River, sparkling Millennium Park and Soldier Field. Fly along the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, Lakeview, and historic Wrigley Field--home of the champion Chicago Cubs. As you glide across the city your pilot will share facts and folklore that bring Chicago to life.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour With Holiday Lights

Air Tours Chicago
$178

'Tis the season to experience the city lights on a very special holiday Chicago helicopter ride. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and be whisked over the magical skyline glowing in red, blue, and green. The pilot-led tour highlights the rich history of Chicago while gliding above the illuminated Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, and so much more.

Capture the Chicago skyline light up the night sky as it's skyscrapers glow in magical holiday lights displays!

You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center. 

The holiday lights helicopter tour is narrated by the expert pilots, chronicling the history from the times of Fort Dearborn to today. The helicopter departs, first passing US Cellular field and McCormick Place out over the Great Lake Michigan. Prepare to be wowed by the cityscape aglow on the approach to downtown Chicago.

Next see the illuminated Navy Pier jutting off the shoreline. Capture the colorful lights from the magnificent skyscrapers reflecting onto the Chicago River. The tour extends up the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, Lakeview, and historic Wrigley Field.

After a slight turn, behold the holiday lights display of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Floating past the Willis Tower to get one last view of sparkling Millennium Park Soldier Field. The tour will return where it began at the heliport, and a keepsake printed photograph will be available for purchase.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$142

Chicago Helicopter Experience provides you the most spectacular, panoramic views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point.   
Your journey begins at our downtown just minutes from the “Loop.” You'll check in at our guest center where you can learn fun facts about the city and its history.  Once aloft, you'll glide through the air in one of our luxurious, state-of-the-art aircraft. Our experienced pilots are well versed in the lore of the city, which they'll share throughout your 24-mile journey. You'll marvel at breathtaking vistas of the skyline, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Willis (Sears) Tower, John Hancock Center, Wrigley Field and so much more. Bring your camera for the optimal photo ops or get our GoPro to record your exhilarating adventure. Once you land, don't forget to pick up the photo of you and your helicopter as a souvenir of your amazing event.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on an epic journey through Chicago's amazing cityscape and rich history. You'll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.”  Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center.

Then, take off!  Aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters you'll experience unparalleled views of the world's best skyline from the optimal vantage point in the sky. Capture one-of-a-kind photos from a unique perspective among Chicago's soaring skyscrapers and spectacular lakefront.

Day tours showcase the most popular city sites including Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Field--home of the Chicago Cubs--and many more. As you glide across the city your pilot will share facts and folklore that bring Chicago to life.

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Chicago Helicopter Tour & Architectural River Cruise

Air Tours Chicago
$178
Explore Chicago by air and water! See landmark buildings and architectural favorites up close as you cruise down the Chicago River.  Then, take off aboard a state-of-the art helicopter for breathtaking views of the skyline and lakefront. You'll see Wrigley Building, Marina City, Willis Tower and much more.

Your epic journey begins aboard a picturesque cruise, led by a professional guide that gives exciting details of the buildings that line the Chicago River as well as their historical significance. You'll sail down all three branches of the Chicago River on this 75-minute tour featuring Willis Tower, Marina City, Wrigley Building other iconic landmarks.  Your guide will dive into the dramatic story of how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and share insights on the architects that made Chicago legendary.

Next, you'll take off aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter and glide in luxury above the scenic skyline. You'll experience unparalleled, panoramic views of the soaring skyscrapers and lakefront as your pilot shares fun facts about Chicago. Capture one-of-a-kind photos from a unique perspective as you fly over Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, John Hancock Center and more

      

-         Chicago day or night helicopter tour

-          Chicago River cruise of landmark buildings and architecture

-          Fully narrated tours from the river and the sky

-          See Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and John Hancock Center

-          Fly over sports arenas including Soldier Field and Wrigley Field

-          Departure and return from downtown Chicago

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is fun for the entire family!

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Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$169
Get the best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B, with windows below, above and all around! On this Premiere Helicopter Tour, you will see all that Chicago has to offer from a vantage point high above the city. As you soar amongst the skyscrapers and historic landmarks that have made Chicago famous, your highly experienced pilot will narrate your tour with interesting highlights and facts about the city.This VIP Tour's sights will include iconic views of Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and more! Day or night tours are available, at the same price, each with a unique perspective and view of Chicago.Your VIP tour will begin and end in the beautiful dedicated tour lounge area at the Vertiport Chicago heliport, where you can relax by the full window walls and view the other helicopters taking off and landing against the backdrop of the city. Whether a resident or visitor, this iis an unforgettable experience. Price is all inclusive. NO additional fees.

The Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour offers the absolute best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B helicopter.  The new Enstrom helicopter is built to have the optimal tour experience, with unobstructed views via windows above, below and all around you. This helicopter offers unparalleled views of Chicago, and is a unique tour view you will not find on other helicopter tours.

See all that Chicago has to offer from a breathtaking vantage point high above the city on a Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour.  This 15 minute premiere helicopter tour will give you amazing views of Chicago's famous landmarks, including Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile and more!

Your VIP experience will begin the moment you arrive and check in at Vertiport Chicago, North America's largest and Chicago's only downtown heliport.  Located at 1339 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60608 in the Illinois Medical District, Vertiport's facility has a luxurious, dedicated tour lounge where you can relax and watch as helicopters take off and land against the beautiful backdrop of Chicago.

When your scheduled tour time arrives, you will be escorted to our amazing helicopter while being led down a stunning VIP red carpet that leads to your aircraft. There, one of our team members will capture your tour with a commemorative photo that will be available for purchase and download after your tour.  Your experienced pilot will greet you and show you through the helicopter where you will enjoy the next 15 minutes of spectacular sights in the city. 

Taking off from the worldclass, state-of-the-art heliport, you will head east towards Lake Michigan and soar amongst the skyscrapers that made Chicago famous, such as the Willis (Sears) Tower and the John Hancock building. You will further be captivated by the awesome views from above the Museum Campus, experiencing the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum from a unique perspective from above.  As you whisk through the city over Millennium Park, you will literally become part of the city's reflection in the Bean.  No trip to Chicago would be complete without a trip to the Magnificent Mile; as part of your VIP helicopter experience, you will take it a step above while going over the Mile!  As you travel through the air, your pilot will narrate your tour with fascinating facts and stories about the city and its incredible sights.  

Whether a lifelong Chicago resident, or visitor from out of town, this Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour is an experience that you will not forget!  With a Chicago Premiere Tour, the sky is the limit to how unforgettable your time in Chicago will be.

Highlights of this helicopter tour include:
● Pilot narrated tour
● Unobstructed views in Enstrom helicopter through windows above, below and all around
● Willis (Sears) Tower
● Millennium Park
● The Magnificent Mile
● And more!

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Chicago Architectural River Cruise

Water Tour Chicago
$48
Take in the views on this 90-minute Architectural Tour, a jaw-dropping excursion through a city that defied all expectations … even the laws of gravity.

This 90 minute Architectural cruise sails on the Chicago River. It is fully narrated, discussing the buildings of Chicago, as well as some historical anecdotes!

On this tour you will travel to the North, South and the Main branches of the Chicago River to see the world renowned architecture of Chicago. Take in the views as you pass by more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges and historic sites. You will pass by Lake Point Tower, Trump Tower, NBC Tower, Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Marina City, Aqua Tower, Navy Pier, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), The John Hancock Building and many more architectural sites.

Come grab a seat and enjoy complimentary Starbucks Coffee, Twining Tea, Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade and cookies. Beer and wine is also available for purchase.

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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet

Water Tour Chicago
$75

With the sunshine reflecting off the lakefront, there's no better place to enjoy an afternoon in Chicago than aboard a Spirit lunch cruise. Departing from Navy Pier, Spirit of Chicago lunch cruises are perfect for family sightseeing, lunch dates, travel groups and corporate outings.

For groups of all sizes, a Spirit Cruise is the venue that delivers a memorable experience where guests will have fun from start to finish. We offer a unique perspective of the city, a warm, friendly atmosphere and ways for guests to define their own fun. This means groups can kick back, connect with each other and see a new side of the city aboard Spirit – where life's decked out.

Enjoy a freshly prepared buffet-style meal. You'll be able to pick and choose what you would like to enjoy from a selection of salads, entrees, sides, and desserts.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Chicago and other sites around the area from the observation deck as well as the panoramic-style windows in the interior of the ship.

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Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Water Tour Chicago
$42

Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You'll learn all about Chicago's history and landmarks before the tour's grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan.

Meet your guide at Navy Pier, where you'll board your boat. As you take off along the water, see and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River, including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower. Learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed, how Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper construction and a variety of other tales and tidbits of Chicago's history from your guide.

Then, take a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake for spectacular views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. From the water, you'll see Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor and Chicago's Museum Campus.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

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Chicago Odyssey Lunch Cruise

Water Tour Chicago
$77
Welcome aboard Chicago's largest luxury yacht at Navy Pier! Tantalize your taste buds and discover Chicago's wonderful city skyline on this 2-hour lunch cruise. While you cruise, and enjoy a freshly prepared three-course meal, you'll enjoy magnificent views of the Windy City skyline and with a DJ playing your favorite music.

Your cruise experience begins as you board the luxury yacht at Navy Pier. After a quick stop for a commemorative boarding photo, you host will greet you and escort you to your private table.

Relax with a beverage or tour the ship's three climate-controlled decks. Watching the boat cast-off from one of the observation decks is a great way to start your afternoon cruise.

When you are ready to begin lunch, order your meal from the menu of celebrity chef inspired entrees. Bring an appetite as the food is delicious, plentiful and prepared freshly to your specifications.

Throughout the cruise DJ entertainment sets the mood...Enjoy a wide range of music, from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

Return to the pier relaxed and refreshed. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
Sample Menu
Tasting Duo:

  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad
  • Whipped Goat Cheese and Crostini
Entrées:
  • Crab and Mussel Gratin
  • Romesco Crusted Salmon
  • Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken
  • Cauliflower Steak
Desserts:
  • Duo of Sorbet
  • Odyssey Signature Bread Pudding
  • Mountain Berry Shortcake
  • Chocolate Decadent Cake

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Water Tour Chicago
$44
Experience one of the world's most beautiful cities on a 75-minute cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.

Take an architecture cruise down the Chicago River and learn about the city's famed architecture from your knowledgeable guide. Board your tour at Navy Pier for an exciting journey that takes you down all three branches of the historic Chicago River and past impressive architectural landmarks.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings on your cruise including the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Aon Center, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the IBM Building and more. Your guide, an expert in architecture, will recount the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Along the scenic 75-minute route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). This river tour provides the best advantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and marvel at world-famous architecture while learning about Chicago's fascinating history.

For a full list of Chicago architectural wonders seen on this tour, see the Itinerary section below.

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Field Museum of Natural History Admission

Museums Chicago
$32
Explore 26 million artifacts, including SUE, the world's largest T. rex!  Discover 23 mummies, our dazzling Gem Hall or journey to the powerful Aztec empire!

The Field Museum is home to SUE, most complete T. rex, plus more than 35 world-renowned exhibitions. Discover Inside Ancient Egypt, where 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000 year-old hieroglyphics reside.  In Underground Adventure, visitors “shrink” to 1/100th of their natural size to explore a subterranean world.

Be dazzled in our new Hall of Gems. Marvel at one of the largest collections of Chinese jade in North America in our Hall of Jades. Journey through 13,000 years of history in the Ancient Americas from the Ice Age mammoth hunter to the temples of the Incas and Aztecs. If you are looking for dinosaurs – this is the place! Visit our newly renovated Dinosaur Hall -- Evolving Planet -- where giant sloths, woolly mammoths and dinosaurs all mingle!

Located on Chicago's Museum Campus, The Field Museum also has dining facilities, performance opportunities and an unbeatable view of Lake Michigan and Chicago's downtown skyline.

The Field Museum is an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Please Note: Jurassic World: The Exhibition is not included in the Discovery Pass or the All-Access Pass pricing options.

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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Museums Chicago
$20

The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago is the largest science museum in the country.  Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World's Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see!  You'll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; navigate through a mirror maze; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! 

Choose either Museum Entry, which grants you access into most of the experiences in the museum.  Or you can choose Museum Entry + one Giant Dome film in the 5-story domed movie theater!


The Museum of Science and Industry's unique and cutting-edge experiences and exhibits have earned some bragging rights. MSI was rated one of the Top 25 Museums in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, one of the Seven Wonders of Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and named one of the Top 10 Science Museums to visit in the United States by American Mensa. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Science Storms, which explores nature's most powerful phenomena. Witness bolts of lightning flashing above you, trigger an avalanche, create a tsunami and more. YOU! The Experience explores the human mind, body, and spirit. Play a game of competitive relaxation with your brain waves.  Get lost in a giant mirror maze in Numbers in Nature, and see baby chicks hatching every day.

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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission

Museums Chicago
$35
Art lover or not, the Art Institute of Chicago – the second-largest art museum in America – is not to be missed. Located in Chicago's Grant Park, this amazing museum features an extraordinary collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, modern and contemporary art from such masters as Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso and Pollock, as well as stunning new-age architectural, industrial and graphic design.

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Art Institute.

The Art Institute of Chicago, located in famous Grant Park, is the second-largest art museum in the US. With your Fast Pass admission ticket, spend the day exploring the amazing museum while bypassing General Admission lines and gaining expedited access to galleries and special exhibitions.
Browse a spectacular collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces from famous artists including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh.
At the critically acclaimed Modern Wing – just a short walk from Millennium Park over the spectacular pedestrian bridge – admire some of world's greatest collections of modern and contemporary art from masters such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and Gerhard Richter.
The Art Institute of Chicago is also home to European and American decorative arts, Asian art and architectural, industrial and graphic design. As you explore the museum, your children can enjoy art-making activities.

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Volo Auto Museum Admission

Museums Volo
$15
Located just outside of Chicago, the Volo Auto Museum features over 33 exhibits and display attractions. The museum was built on a farm from the 1800's and features many of the original buildings along with their country charm and character.

Sprawled out over 35 acres, the Volo Auto Museum is home to over 33 exhibits and display attractions including a camper museum, military museum, train tours, cars of the rich and famous, a Batmobile collection, muscle cars, classic cars, vintage bicycles, and much more. 

The exhibits are family friendly and range from Special Interest Cars to Mickey Mouse, creating an experience the whole family can enjoy. Visitors tend to spend anywhere from one to five hours here. You are encouraged to plan on spending the whole day so you can enjoy all of the exhibits at a comfortable pace. However, you do not need much time to appreciate this inspiring history of the auto industry.

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American Writers Museum Admission

Museums Chicago
$12
In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum celebrates all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programming. From Twain to Tupac, there's a story here for everyone. Discover for yourself and visit today! 180 N. Michigan Avenue. Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays 10AM- 6PM. Named Illinois' Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the 10 Best New Museums in the World by Fodor's.

Visitors will explore the great writers' hometowns and learn about all of the AWM Affiliate homes in Writers Hall. In A Nation of Writers they will learn about and celebrate authors who are emblematic of a unique American Voice, across history, genre, and mediums, from poets to sportswriters . Galleries such as The Mind of a Writer will de-mystify famed writers' works and methodologies and invite visitor creativity with games and other immersive offerings. The Wintrust Chicago Gallery will delve into the great writers, literary influencers, characters, and groups that shaped the city's unique literary tradition. Featured in the Meijer Gallery is the temporary exhibit,  Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay showcasing Shay's landmark images of Nelson Algren and other notable writers.  Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page exhibit in the Writer's Room focuses on Wilder's lifelong relationship with language and writing that shaped her Little House series.

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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$79

Join us for Chicago's premiere magic and mind reading performance inside one of the city's most beautiful and historic hotels, The Palmer House Hilton. Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins, delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. This intimate magic show is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading involving guests both on stage and from their seats. Now in its 7th year, The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago. To date, the show has hosted more than 20,000 guests and over 700 ticketed performances. Performed for just 44 guests, seating at The Magic Parlour is general admission and arranged in a cabaret style giving everyone a wonderfully close-up experience with the magic.

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO'S MOST EXCLUSIVE MAGIC SHOW PERFORMS 5 SHOWS WEEKLY

TIMES: Friday nights at 7:30 and 9:30pm, and Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm. 

ATTIRE: Cocktail attire is suggested for this upscale event.

AGES: Best for adults and kids 12+.

LOCATION:
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E Monroe St, Chicago IL 60603
In the Loop, downtown Chicago

CHECK IN and WILL CALL
All tickets are held at will-call. Please check in 15 minutes before your showtime at Potter`s, the bar located on the lobby level of The Palmer Hilton House. From there, your host will direct you to the performance venue.

ARRIVAL TIME
Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to show time at Potter`s. A few minutes before showtime you will be directed to The Magic Parlour venue by a member of the team. Once you've arrived inside the private room at the Parlour, you will be able to choose your seats, and wine, beer and soft drinks will be served (included with your tickets).

RUN TIME
The Magic Parlour is a 90-minute experience performed without intermission.

ACCESSIBILITY
The Palmer House is fully accessible, and all floors may be accessed by elevator, located on the south end of the hotel. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, or would like additional time to get to your seats, please provide notification so arrangements can be made. Although assisted listening devices are not offered, all seats are within 20 feet of the performance. If you have any other needs or questions, please contact the Access Coordinator, Kait Mikitin, +1 773-769-3832.

PARKING AT THE PALMER HILTON HOUSE
Self Parking

A parking deck is located at 55 E. Monroe
Valet Parking
Available at both the Wabash and Monroe entrances of the hotel

Public Transportation to The Palmer Hilton House:
Monroe Red Line
Monroe Blue Line

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20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$45
Professor Aronnax and crew set out to investigate a terrifying sea creature, but are quickly captured by the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the Nautilus submarine, they must confront the monsters that lurk below…and within. Ensemble Member David Kersnar directs Jules Verne's epic adventure in this World Premiere.

Opened in June 2003, Lookingglass Theatre Company is located inside the Water Tower Water Works building on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.  Its pieces have an emphasis on the spectacular and the physical. 

The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.  Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered.

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Physical Festival Pass in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$18
Physical Festival is a contemporary, visual, and physical theater festival. 

The fifth annual Physical Festival will be nine whirlwind days of physical theatre programming featuring four shows from around the world, a hometown master, master classes with international guest artists, and a Scratch Night featuring new short works from local performers.

For details of the shows go to: www.physicalfestival.com/shows

Your choice of a one-show pass or a festival pass.

What will I see at Physical Festival?

Contemporary: The Festival seeks to program work that uses cutting-edge, on-the-pulse theatrical forms that are responding to the contemporary moment using contemporary notions of theater. 

Visual: The Festival seeks to offer work that elevates the visual aspects of its stories, theater which is occupied with the creation of visual atmospheres and images as much as verbal text.

Physical: The Festival seeks to present work that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means, whose aim is to create original stories which start and end with the body as the foundational textual source.


Valid for all Physical Festival Chicago 2018 shows at Stage 773 - Chicago, IL

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657
Phone: 773.327.5252

FRIDAY JUNE 1

  • 7pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 9pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

SATURDAY JUNE 2

  • 7pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 9pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

SUNDAY JUNE 3

  • 5pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 7pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

MONDAY JUNE 4

  • 7pm Scratch Night

TUESDAY JUNE 5

  • 7pm Drunken Half Angel
    Michael Montenegro (Chicago)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6

  • 7pm Drunken Half Angel
    Michael Montenegro (Chicago)

THURSDAY JUNE 7

  • 7pm The Other
    Gael Le Cornec (Brazil/France)
  • 9pm The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha
    Little Soldier Productions (Spain/UK)

FRIDAY JUNE 8

  • 7pm Scratch Night

SATURDAY JUNE 9

  • 7pm The Other
    Gael Le Cornec (Brazil/France)
  • 9pm The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha
    Little Soldier Productions (Spain/UK)
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Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$55
See the Blue Man Group, one of Chicago's longest running shows, at the Briar Street Theater in downtown Chicago. The phenomenon that has visited cities around the globe is integrating new technology into their shows with their 'GiPad,' a giant tablet. This family friendly show combines the traditional 'Blue Man' antics with 21st-century technology for an amazing visual experience.

Come watch the recently updated Blue Man Group in Chicago at the Briar Street Theater. As one of the longest running show in Chicago, the Blue Man Group is responding to the ever-changing technology by integrating new-age technology into their shows.

The show features the Blue Man Group's 'GiPad,' a giant tablet, for several aspects of the show. The lights, colors and spectacles fascinate kids, while adults enjoy the humor and social commentary of the Blue Man Group.

Despite the all-ages appeal, the Blue Man Group is not recommended for children under five years of age. It is up to the box office or front of house manager's discretion to admit children under the age of three into the theater. All children must have a ticket and sit in their own seat.

The pulsating new finale features an original Blue Man Group music score that will have you jumping to your feet.

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Real Pirates of the Inland Seas Sail

Adventure Chicago
$34
Join in on a journey through time on Lake Michigan. On this 75-minute sailing journey, you will hear stories of piracy and much more.

Come join this 75-minute sail on Lake Michigan. On this journey, you will hear true piracy stories from epic battles to trickery and treasure. Get a hands-on experience while listening to the incredible ales of real pirate adventures that happened right here on these magnificent inland seas, many years ago.

The tall ship crew consists of multi-talented individuals, many of whom have experience in the study of history, maritime lore, arts, music, and theater. Each are ready to bring their experience to enhance your enjoyment aboard Windy!

You can simply relax on deck in quiet or gather around for storytelling and hands-on fun.

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Chicago Puzzling Adventure

Adventure Chicago
$40

Turn Chicago into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while you solve clues and complete challenges around the city. Entry price is per team.

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.

There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you'll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You're only timed on your travel and puzzles.

At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

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VIP Skydiving Experience in Chicago

Adventure Michigan City
$389
Chicago's fastest, closest, and safest skydiving experience!  One hour from downtown Chicago in beautiful Northwestern Indiana, just 2 miles from Lake Michigan with fantastic Chicago skyline views on most days.  The VIP Fast-Pass Tandem Skydive is a includes pictures, video, t-shirt, edited video, and certificate, from up to 14,000'.  Accessible from downtown Chicago via the South Shore line (train), no car needed!  Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to watch.

You do not have a specific appointment time with this skydive, just show up anytime between 10am and 3pm on weekends and you will be on the next available flight.  Also included are special jump t-shirt, custom skydive certificate, and edited video.  Upon arrival, you will check in with our front desk, verify your waiver and complete any payments if necessary.  You will then attend a short class on the do's and dont's of skydiving, taught by an experienced skydiving instructor (all of our instructors have thousands of safe skydives).  You will gear-up for the skydive and be paired with a professional instructor, who will guide you through loading in the aircraft, the climb to altitude, preparing for the jump, freefall, parachute flight, and landing.  Your instructor will be with you throughout the process and will help you in every way, all the while taking video and pictures of the experience.  You will be afforded the opportunity to help steer the parachute, if desired, during the flight.  After landing in front of your friends and family, you will be guided off the field and geared-down.  Your pictures/video are emailed to you within 24 hours.

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Tandem Skydiving Experience in Chicago

Adventure Michigan City
$188
Chicago's fastest, closest, and safest skydiving experience!  One hour from downtown Chicago in beautiful Northwestern Indiana, just 2 miles from Lake Michigan with fantastic Chicago skyline views on most days.  This is the Bronze Tandem Skydive which is a basic skydive, from up to 14,000'.  No pictures or video are included (they can be purchased upon arrival).  Accessible from downtown Chicago via the South Shore train line, no car needed!  Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to watch.

Participants should arrive at their scheduled time, there is no need to be early but please don't be late.  Upon arrival, you will check in with our front desk, verify your waiver and complete any payments if necessary.  You will then attend a short class on the do's and dont's of skydiving, taught by an experienced skydiving instructor (all of our instructors have thousands of safe skydives).  You will gear-up for the skydive and be paired with a professional instructor, who will guide you through loading in the aircraft, the climb to altitude, preparing for the jump, freefall, parachute flight, and landing.  Your instructor will be with you throughout the process and will help you in every way, all the while taking video and pictures of the experience.  You will be afforded the opportunity to help steer the parachute, if desired, during the flight.  After landing in front of your friends and family, you will be guided off the field and geared-down.  Your pictures/video are emailed to you within 24 hours, or if you didn't purchase them ahead of time, you can buy them online.

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Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise

Water Tours Chicago
$43
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, take a dramatic, 90-minute night-time cruise and get a glittering view of Chicago's iconic skyscrapers. Your evening ends with an up-close view of Navy Pier's spectacular fireworks display from either Lake Michigan or the mouth of the Chicago River.

Make your way to either Navy Pier or Michigan Avenue for your cruise departure. Board your river boat and find a comfortable seat; a restroom and sometimes a full bar are available on the boat. The tour begins when your guide, an architecture expert, gives you an introduction to the city's landmarks. 

Along your scenic 90 minute cruise, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. A boat on the river is the best vantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and the fireworks display.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the the Aon Center, the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) the Wrigley Building and the IBM Building. Listen as your guide recounts the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Your cruise concludes with a fantastic view of the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Please see the Itinerary section below for a full list of buildings on the tour.

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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Fireworks Cruise

Water Tours Chicago
$31
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, admire all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this 60-minute Lake Michigan boat tour, which ends with a spectacular view of the Navy Pier's glittering fireworks display. Cruise along Lake Michigan and take in amazing views of the city's famous skyscrapers and famous fireworks from a great vantage point. Enjoy drinks from the onboard bar as you relax on this sightseeing fireworks cruise.

Your tour begins with a 40 minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan, where you'll marvel at all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights. On this boat tour, your guide will tell you about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks as you enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline.

See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower, Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and more. Spot downtown areas like the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. 

Your tour concludes with a fantastic view of the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Feel free to purchase beverages at the on-board bar (cash only).  This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience Chicago's beautiful lakefront!

This cruise is seasonal and operates in the summer only.

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Chicago Themed Evening Cruises

Water Tours Chicago
$55
Set sail from Navy Pier on a special evening cruise, where each cruise allows guests to experience a different side of Chicago. Events range from wine tasting cruises to brew cruises. You can even experience a live comedy show while passing by some of Chicago's finest architectural landmarks. There's something for everyone on these one-of-a-kind evening river cruises!

Make your way to Polk Bros. Park at Navy Pier for your cruise departure. Board your river boat and grab a seat or a drink to start your night.

Enjoy a relaxing scenic sunset cruise while sampling selections of wine from Chicago's own Lynfred Winery.  Or, experience a one-of-a-kind brew cruise accompanied by tasty appetizers and a live DJ.

Along the scenic 90-minute route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. A boat on the river is the best vantage point to admire the distinct city skyline.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the Aon Center, the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) the Wrigley Building and the IBM Building. Enjoy a drink with your friends as you sail past the iconic buildings that line the Chicago River and enjoy a nice summer night out on the town. 

Your cruise ends at its starting point.

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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour at Night: Summer Lights and Fireworks

Seasonal Events Chicago
$30

On this 'architecture lite' tour, you visit the most beloved spots in downtown Chicago during this enchanting stroll. You will stay very close to Lake Michigan, weaving your way through secret spots that one can only discover on foot, as you make your way to the absolute best view of Chicago.  Bring your cameras as this is one place you'll want to capture the view!  

Please note, this tour is 'architecture lite.' Rather than learning a ton of information about architecture and history, this tour is meant for the simple enjoyment of the city's prettiest spots at night. You won't find a boat, a bus, or even a segway on this tour. Come and take an evening walk with us.

On this special summertime tour, you will have the chance to slow down from your day and experience the elegant beauty of the city at night. You will enjoy both well-known and secret gardens located just mere blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. At the end of this tour, you will take in the fireworks show at Navy Pier from a secret viewing spot. This tour allows you to see the best view of the Chicago skyline at night and much more.

This tour is slightly longer than regular routes, lasting for about 2 hours and covering 2.5 miles. You'll arrive at the fireworks viewing spot by 9:30pm.

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Chicago New Year's Eve Luxury Dinner Cruise

Seasonal Events Chicago
$311
Take a 3 hour gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world's top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right onboard. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and John Hancock building, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.

Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city's striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet, 3-course dinner. It's the perfect way to spend a festive evening living it up with friends, family, or that special someone during your time in Chicago.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step onboard your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. You'll have your picture taken by the ship photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you're whisked to your table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you'd like them to pace your meal.

Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship's luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the observation deck, you're sure to notice the vessel's attention to detail and unique art-deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain's bridge, an area that's open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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Chicago New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Seasonal Events Chicago
$230
End the year with a bang when the sky lights up at midnight! Make your evening in Chicago one to remember with this 3-hour cruise featuring dinner, sightseeing, and dancing along the shores of Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.

Make your way to Navy Pier, where boarding begins at 8:30pm for a 9:30pm departure. You'll dance, dine, and celebrate during this beautiful 3-hour cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoying amazing Windy City skyline views along the way.

Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you cruise, then sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes salads, pastas, gourmet entrees from a carving station, and an amazing spread of desserts. 

Following the meal, head to the dance floor to join a top DJ for the evening's party, grooving with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. This 3-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point. 

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Chicago Explorer Pass

Sightseeing Passes Chicago
$79
Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the Chicago Explorer Pass, saving up to 42% on ticket prices. This multi-attraction pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to your choice of up to five attractions, tours or activities at one low price. Make your selections from more than 25 top sites and things to do, including Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and an Architecture River Cruise. It's the easiest and most affordable way to explore the Windy City at your own pace. Simply download your pass on your mobile device and go – no voucher redemption required!

When you pick up your Chicago Explorer Pass, peruse the included guidebook to choose the three or five activities that interest you most from more than 25 museums, tours, cruises and other attractions. The pass also provides discounts at restaurants and retailers around the city.

Valid for 30 days from the first day of first use, the pass gives you the flexibility to customize your sightseeing itinerary and discover Chicago highlights at your own pace. The guidebook includes attraction descriptions, hours of operation, directions and maps.

Access to your chosen attractions is easy — simply swipe your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy! Perhaps you'll visit Adler Planetarium; take a walking tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation; explore the city with a half-day bike rental at Navy Pier; or check out the Museum of Science and Industry — the choice is yours.

See below for a full list, including additional savings.

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Chicago CityPASS

Sightseeing Passes Chicago
$106

Chicago CityPASS is the best deal in the Windy City, giving you discounted admission to five of the city's premier attractions. The Chicago CityPASS ensures you'll get the most out of your vacation - yet it is so compact it will fit into your back pocket. It's all you need to see the best of Chicago!

Chicago CityPASS includes entry to:

    • Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October), plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.
    • The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass, including admission to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions plus your choice of one digital 3D film)
    • Skydeck Chicago (includes Fast Pass admission to the Skydeck's 360-degree views and The Ledge glass-floor balconies)
    • ChoiceTicket 1: Museum of Science and Industry (includes VIP entry into the museum, including Science Storms, U-505 (exhibit only), YOU! The Experience, an Omnimax show and Motion Simulator Ride) OR 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) (includes Fast Pass admission to Chicago's best views and only open-air Sky Walk)
    • Choice Ticket 2: Adler Planetarium (includes VIP entry and general admission to all exhibitions, the historic Atwood Sphere and one 3-D theater show) OR Art Institute of Chicago: (includes audio tour and admission to all permanent collections and non-ticketed special exhibitions)

    This is the best way for you to save time and money. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, contact and transportation information and insider tips.

    Most venues included in the pass have different minimum ages for free entry. It is your choice whether you purchase a pass for infants and children to avoid standing in ticket lines to verify ages and pay admission upon entry. You may purchase a Child Pass for infants and children, however this may not be cost saving.

    Special Offer - Buy the Chicago CityPASS to save up to 51% on 5 admissions, compared to booking attractions separately. - Book Now!

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    The Original Pizzeria UNO: Deep-Dish Cooking Class with Lunch in Chicago

    Classes Chicago
    $45
    Enter the original Pizzeria UNO before it opens and learn how to create the perfect deep-dish pizza from the restaurant that invented it! Join a cooking class at any of five participating UNO Pizzeria & Grill locations. You'll shape the dough in an UNO deep-dish pan, crush tomatoes to create your own sauce, layer your cheese and add your choice of toppings the way you want them.

    Please note: Reservations are required. To reserve class space, please confirm with tour operator. Guests are encouraged to reserve class space within 30 days of purchase. Present voucher upon arrival.

    Over 70 years ago, UNO Pizzeria & Grill brought its iconic deep-dish pizza to pizza lovers across the country. Now, the original downtown Chicago restaurant is opening up its kitchen to show you how to perfect its legendary recipe. Your cooking class includes instruction, a pizza lunch with salad, and a beverage. Enjoy your custom creation for lunch and take home the recipe to make it again! Classes are taught by UNO managers with decades of deep-dish knowledge.

    Classes are available Tuesday through Saturday (subject to availability) and run from 8:45am to 10:45am. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.

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    Tickets for Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground

    Cabaret Chicago
    $30
    Welcome to your night done right with Top Shelf Retrotainment from Chicago's Best in Burlesque and Variety. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is a wild, weekly, comedy and burlesque cabaret featuring charming and disarming hosts, the beautiful Kiss Kiss Coquettes, the fabulous Underground Vaudettes, and other amazing burlesque talent, hilarious comedians, feats of magic, juggling and acrobatic variety, and even the occasional drag queen - a veritable smorgasbord of Vaudeville-styled and variety entertainment, guaranteed to suit many a different fancy. A different show every night guarantees you will never be bored and will rarely see the same thing twice.

    By the time you pass the dapper doorman and reach the bottom of the grand staircase, you'll have jumped back in time to an era long past. Welcome to the Top Shelf Retrotainment of Uptown Underground! Check in with the host and be seated in the Moonshine Mainstage, complete with a gorgeous, jewel box stage that harkens back to the grand performance halls of the Gypsy Rose Lee crowd. Sit back, relax, and order a delicious drink from your server while soaking in the history of a venue that was rumored to be a speakeasy once owned by Capone himself.

    The eclectic menu boasts brands of local and regional craft beers, wines, and spirits. Wet your whistle on a Walt's Manhattan, named after the man who built the bar, Glitter Gimlet, or if you're into something sweet and fruity, the Muffy Mai Tai. On any given night of the week, be prepared to be serenaded by singers, dazzled by dancers, mesmerized by magicians, diva-fied by drag queens, or cracking up at comedians.

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    Haunted Evening Chicago Pub Tour

    Ghost Tours Chicago
    $25
    Join this Chicago haunted pub tour which is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour to explore the fascinating history of Chicago and hear some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories. 21+ only. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2.5 hour journey, offering glimpses into the past and revealing the stories of long-dead phantoms and specters who still call Chicago home. You'll visit three different bars, and have time to enjoy a delicious libation (at own expense) as the guide tells them about all the spooky happenings and great history of this town!

    The tour begins at the Red Lion Pub, an English pub style bar, where guests will meet their costumed guide, either a Roaring 20s Flapper or Gangster. From there, guides will take you on a journey through alleys, around buildings, and creep you out with stories of murdered gangsters, vanishing hitchhikers, and forgotten cemeteries hidden just underfoot. You'll visit three different bars where guests can grab a delicious “spirit” (at own expense) and listen to tales of things that go bump in the night. 21+ only. The walking tour covers approximately one mile and ends about a block away from the starting location at Lincoln Station. 

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    Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

    Multiday Tour Chicago
    $35
    Don't miss Chicago's famous sights and fabulous views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like the Willis (Sears) Tower, The Rookery in downtown Chicago (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view), The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore Drive and more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its beautiful attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 12 people ensures a more personal experience.
    You also have the option to upgrade to include a 75-minute Architecture Cruise down the Chicago River! This popular open-top boat tour offers the perfect vantage point to admire the city's renowned buildings.

    See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour of the city! Riding comfortably in a temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing, your guide will lead you through several Chicago neighborhoods, making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum Campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline), in The Loop, along the Chicago River  and more.

    As you admire the world's first skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, also known as ‘the Loop,' and take in stunning views of Lake Michigan, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary and answer any questions you have. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row. French-, Spanish- and Italian-language handouts will be provided upon request.

    Upgrade: For more sightseeing, this time by water, upgrade your tour to include a Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour! This 75-minute open-top boat cruise provides an in-depth look at the architecture of Chicago, as well as the opportunity to learn about the role the river has played in the city's history.

    Chicago sights seen include:

    • Lincoln Park
    • The Loop
    • Chicago River
    • Zoo gardens
    • Museum Campus
    • The Willis (Sears) Tower
    • Millennium Park
    • The Rookery
    • Chicago Board of Trade
    • The Magnificent Mile
    • High Hefner's Original Playboy Mansion
    • The Water Tower
    • Navy Pier
    • Chicago Cultural Center
    • Art Institute of Chicago
    • Buckingham Fountain
    • Grant Park
    • Route 66