Conquer Chi-town on land and by boat on a Grand Tour of Chicago & River Cruise!
Mosey on down the shores of Lake Michigan as we explore Chicago’s North Side. Your tour will start at the beautiful Palmer House Hilton. Follow your friendly, local guide as you check out Chicago’s highlighted landmarks. Walk up to the famous Bean in Millennium Park. See Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Then, on your return trip, you will also be taken by Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo. Your Chicago daytrip will be chock-full of architecture, history, and iconic landmarks!
Next, heading towards Lake Michigan on South Lake Shore Drive, you will get to catch a glimpse of ex-president Obama’s house in Chicago’s South Side. You’ll also see the University of Chicago and Jackson Park. Then, check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, from whose design all modern housing designs have borrowed. On your return trip, you will also pass by Museum Campus and the gorgeous Buckingham Fountain.
Finally, come aboard for a 90-minute, architectural river cruise! Your well-informed guide will enlighten you about the history of Chicago’s famous buildings in the very birthplace of the skyscraper. Learn how the architects of Chicago restored the city after the Great Chicago Fire. Get to know about great American architects such as John Wellborn Root, William LeBaron Jenney, and Louis Sullivan. You will also learn about the modern architects who have designed the Chicago we see today, like Jeanne Gang, Bertrand Goldberg, Mies van der Rohe, and many more! Considered by many to be the best Chicago daytrip, you should definitely include this on your list of things to do in Chicago!
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