Unique things to do in Chicago
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Unique things to do in Chicago

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You could summarize “a couple, two, three” (or a few) things to do in Chicago — eat deep-dish pizza, take an architecture tour, soak up the Chicago River on a boat cruise — but that’s only scratching the surface on the fun activities to try here. Eat your way around the West Loop with local foodies; find the underground donut scene (yes, it’s a thing) in River North; forge jewelry with a real silversmith in Ravenswood, or see homes designed by Frank Lloyld Wright, among other Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors of the Chicago Loop
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs! Some things to note: Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella. Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Best Instagram @ Art Institute Chicago
Please note: ***Skip the line, you will not do a line*** ***The Art Institute entrance IS INCLUDED in the experience*** ***This is an Art Walk and a Photo Shoot Experience, both at the same time*** ***PRIVATE,SEMI-PRIVATE. Only 1-4 guests*** This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the best museums of the world, have a PERSONAL PHOTOSHOOT inside, LEARN STORIES and HISTORY from artworks and artists. Great experience for solo, couples, family or friends TRAVELERS and ART lovers. Don't lose vacation time waiting in line to enter; figuring out where your favorite artists artworks are; or be asking another person to take a picture with your phone. We'll take you to see 7 out of the 12 highlights and to some of the best photo-op spots inside this Chicago Landmark Museum. Your Profile/Cover Picture and your Insta-Gram is going to look AMAZING after this. After we meet, you'll just give us your device or we use ours, and we will take your pictures and/or guide which angles are better to take that picture that you want. Your experience will last between 1 hr to 1.5 hrs, but you are free to stay after enjoying the beauty inside of this MUST VISIT museum in Chicago. We'll take you to Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Warhol, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and we can guide you in the direction where to go later. You will LOVE this EXPERIENCE! Our device is IPhone 14 Pro Phone. See you soon!!!
MUST HAVE CHICAGO PHOTOS- OUTDOORS
IF YOU DONT SEE A TIME FRAME THAT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE CAN ARRANGE THAT We’ll start with a talk in Chicago Cultural Center by the bull and get to know each other. If it’s a small group during the experience, we will walk together around various locations but everybody has their own personal time with me while I photoshoot. Together we’ll discover the places and pictures that YOU NEED TO HAVE from Chicago , from the magical MILLENNIUM PARK, THE BEAN (currently has a fence, but we will have this photo as well, photographer tricks ;) , CHICAGO THEATER AND RIVER WALK while I capture moments of you and/or any friends or your partner to take home. Feel free to tell me your ideas or preferences Other things to note THIS IS A SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE AND EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN TIME (YOU CAN ALSO HAVE PRIVATE PHOTO SHOOTINGS IN CASE THAT YOU NEEED SOMETHING MORE PRIVATE) Please feel free to visit more of my work on IG at carrascoocampo
Chicago Architecture & Highlights Tour
Chicago is known for its striking architecture, and you’ll get a chance to appreciate this on this walking tour of the Windy City. *HIGHLIGHTS* - Marvel at the stunning Chicago skyline - Discover why Chicago’s art, food and architecture is one of a kind - Get a photo opportunity in front of the world-famous “bean” sculpture *INCLUSIONS* - Popcorn tasting - A taste of a local, homemade chocolate The tour shall start under the dazzling Chicago Marquee (best known for the sign that appears in the film Chicago), before heading to the Chicago Pedway, a network of concourses, bridges and underground tunnels that locals use to get around the centre of the city. It’s the best place to escape the cities cold winters! Next, discover City Hall, where you can observe its beautiful architecture and classic interior design. Indulge in some traditional Chicago-style popcorn, before you stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk. Discover the city’s soaring skyline and most well-known buildings such as Marina Towers and the Willis Tower, before sampling another sweet treat from a local eatery. Enjoy meandering through the delightful lakefront parks along Michigan Avenue, until you arrive at Millennium Park, home to the iconic Bean Structure (don’t forget to snap a picture)!
Saigon to Stockholm Offbeat Food Tour
Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago's best neighborhoods, on one tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East and Sweden as you walk the tree-lined streets of this beautiful area. - Explore Asia on Argyle. Chicago's 'other' Chinatown is now home to the city's Southeast Asian community. - Experience the mouth-popping contrasts of Vietnamese flavors and learn how the cuisine has evolved over time. - Meet the generations of migrants and immigrants who have crafted Chicago's Uptown into the unique neighborhood you'll see today. - Stumble on a forgotten silent film studio and hear why Hollywood's biggest star turned his back on Chicago. - Celebrate Andersonville's Lebanese, Persian and Turkish cultures with a guided Middle Eastern spice tasting. - Follow the footsteps of Swedish settlers as they reshaped Chicago and browse the beautiful Nordic-inspired gift shop. - Find a treasure trove of quirky, independent shops that you won't see on the Mag Mile. - Sink your teeth into the pie that made Food & Wine's list of Best in America. SPECIAL DIET NEEDS? I will communicate before the tour to provide alternate tasting items as appropriate to your diet concerns. Other things to note Tours take place rain or shine. Rain ponchos will be provided if necessary. Wear comfortable shoes! Our total walking distance is 1 1/4 miles.

Activities near top attractions

Millennium Park1,243 locals recommend
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Shedd Aquarium673 locals recommend
The Field Museum657 locals recommend
Cloud Gate473 locals recommend

Things to do near Downtown Chicago

Signature Scent Creation for Men and Women
upon entering Aroma Workshop in Chicago's Lincoln Park guests are given a card to indicate which scents from our "Scent Bar" they like, then a friendly Perfumer expertly blends scents on tester strips for the guests to sample. When their favorite is picked it goes into a choice of 1 oz. bottles. BOTTLE IS INCLUDED Also, we're are BYOB, so feel free to make it a little event. :) You'll have the appointment time for anywhere between 45min to 2 hours depending on your group size (45min for groups of 2, etc.). Women, Men, Couples, Mothers Daughters, Best friends all have fun creating scents together. **Groups of 5+ are $65 per person and have a 20% service fee included on the non-sale amount to be paid in shop :) 2.2oz bottles are given for this.
Street Art & Aerosol Workshop
1. Guests join us at our space Studio W.I.P. and dive into the world of spray paint and urban art. All instruction is done by local artists. Each guest will go home with their very own piece of the mural to remember their night. 2. Upon entering guests can relax and enjoy our ever changing gallery. Feel free to bring a beverage. It's BYOB! Guests will unleash their inner street artist on a 50ft wall! This interactive workshop will turn guests into the artist and be guided along the way. Experimenting with lettering, stencils, aerosol, & cap technique guests will experience something truly unique. 3. Our main objective is to break down stereotypes that often are connected with spray paint. Guests will leave with curiosity and basic skills when applying aerosol to boot.
Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
One of the best ways to really acquaint yourself with the infamous city of Chicago is to do it from the streets, through a guided Chicago Gangster Tour or Ghost Tour, detailing the crimes, deals, and charisma that made the city what it is today. We offer a 2 for 1 deal, hosting historically-based guided tours of Chicago’s gangers AND ghost stories, right from the Chicago Loop Vice District. Other things to note Bring your camera!
Chicago's Underground Pedway & Other Secrets Walking Tour
Discover a part of Chicago only known by locals -- our miles-long system of underground tunnels known as "The Pedway." This engaging adventure pops you in and out of beautiful buildings, familiarizes you with the most interesting parts of the Pedway, and shows you the best hidden details downtown that people walk by every day. This is not a typical "must-see" tour for typical tourists -- it's a "must see" experience for travelers who want something BEYOND what's typical. The tour begins with an introduction to downtown Chicago's famous "Pedway" -- the mysterious system of passageways and tunnels that keeps us all warm & dry in bad weather, and cool in the summer. Walking under entire blocks, we'll access interiors that seem to come up out of nowhere, stumbling upon hidden corridors of stained glass, underground swimming pools, and more. We'll then use what we learn in the first part of the tour to navigate the least-known parts of the Pedway, ending with a beautiful interior in one of the most unique and famous buildings in the country. Guests should be prepared to be on their feet for about 2 hours. It is an easy walk, but still -- it's a little bit of exercise, and please be aware that there are several sets of stairs! Join us for a fascinating exploration of downtown Chicago, both from above and below!
Chicago Photography and Walking tour with a local
Explore Chicago through the eyes of a local! This tour is for you if: • it’s your first time to Chicago and you want someone to explore with • you‘re a solo traveler and need someone as your personal photographer • you and your family/friends want an intimate tour with someone who knows Chicago well Basically I created this tour to be your local guide/friend for the day :) As we explore the city together, I will answer any questions you may have while also sharing some interesting fun facts about The Windy City! Along the way, I would be happy to take photos of you/your group as I have a background in photography as well. Want a full on photo shoot? No problem :) I absolutely love meeting new people and love creating connections with people all over the world — so not only will you learn some things about Chicago, but I would love to hear more about where you are coming from! Please reach out to me with any questions you may have or any accommodations I can provide, and I look forward to meeting you! (IF YOU DON’T SEE THE DATE YOU WANT, JUST MESSAGE ME DIRECTLY!)

Things to do near Lincoln Park

Trickery Chicago Magic Show
Chicago’s most entertaining magic show! Fun, intimate, sometimes outrageous, and always hilarious. Door opens 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Venue is BYOB. Cups and bottle openers are available if needed. We do not stock ice but there is a 7-Eleven just down the street (3407 N Halsted). Performance runs approximately 1 hour. This experience is ongoing. Future dates will be continually added. Also available for private appointments by request (Monday-Sunday). For corporate bookings: Great for groups, great for teams, and great for team building! Please note that Airbnb is a third party partner for marketing Trickery’s show. Guests find us through various avenues so there may ultimately be as many as 30 other audience members for any given showtime. Social distancing is not a local requirement or feasible in our space. If uncomfortable being around strangers, this experience may not be for you.
Chicago Delicious Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn about the history of Chicago, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start from Doughnut Vault where we try some of the best donuts you've had in your life. Next we'll stop by Firecakes donuts to try a few of their seasonal flavors. Followed up with Stans Donuts near Michigan avenue and finally, we end at Do-Rite Donuts where they have both delicious donuts and fried chicken (if you want to get nuts at the end of the tour). We look forward to seeing you soon! Other things to note At this time we cannot accommodate, gluten free or vegan diets. Great for groups, bachelor/ette parties, family reunions and team building exercises.
Candle Making Class on Magnificent Mile in Chicago
We provide an instructor led soy wax candle making class. We provide all the supplies - soy wax, candle vessels, 20+ fragrances to choose from, candle wick, jar labels, etc. We walk through them through entire process of making a candle. Added bonuses: - Parking discounted to $10 - $26 value - BYOB or complimentary wine - Shipping option if customer doesn't want to wait on the candle to cure. - 10% discount off any retail products in the store After completing your candle, it takes up to 1.5 hours to cool down. While it's cooling, go enjoy shopping and food at nearby restaurants and shops. *If you are in the last class of the day, your candle won't be ready for pick up until the following day.*
Offbeat Street Art, Graffiti & Mural Tour of Logan Square
Guests will walk through the Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Logan Square neighborhoods learning about the numerous murals and street art installations in the area. From back alleys to public parks to permission walls (where anyone can create street art) we'll educate you and teach you about each of the artists, what inspires them, and the themes throughout their art. This walking tour takes place over 2 hours and walks about 2 miles, so make sure you are ready to get your steps in.
Chicago Bike Adventures
We'll meet at my bike loaner HQ in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park where we'll discuss the day's ride and get comfortable riding together. Then, I will lead you on a 4 hour custom bike ride through several Chicago neighborhoods. We'll ride under the historic "L" train, visit several of the city's neighborhoods (historically diverse and modernly hip), get a taste of Chicago's craft beer scene (if requested) and see Chicago's wide range of architectural styles and oddities, parks, 1920s gangster related sites, great skyscraper views, movie locations, cluster of early 1900s movable bridges, and street art. No tour will be the same as it will be adjusted according to your responses to the pre-ride questionnaire. ** I have a small number of older model loaner bikes available for people who do not have one their own. If you prefer to rent newer bikes I can offer some suggestions.** ***As a general rule, unless the next day forecast is for all day thunderstorms, we wait until the morning of to make the final call to cancel. I don't normally cancel the ride if just a shower or two are forecasted. Sometimes we have coordinated with all riders to move the time up or back an hour to avoid bad weather. If a downpour does come during a ride we can wait it out over a snack or a brief look inside a place.*** ****Private groups large than 4 contact me directly. We can set it up.**

Things to do near Wrigleyville

MOLE from scratch, small o private class
IF YOU DON´T SEE A TIME FRAME THAT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE CAN TRY TO MAKE IT WORK Open to special menus and specific requests. team building, meetings, bachelorette and all groups are welcome to this experience!!! Vegan and Vegetarian options available please let me know in advance. Mole is a delicious Mexican sauce that has 20+ ingredients, the most traditional ones are from the city's of Oaxaca and Puebla in México. Im gonna teach you my Grandmas recipe!! and at the end of the class you will have the recipe in your email. Also explain you the different varieties of moles around México. We will start with a traditional Agua fresca, and then you will make your own mole from scratch, recognizing all the ingredients and steps, we also gonna smoke the way the ancestors do hundreds of years ago. im gonna gide you in each step but I want you to be hands on. We will enjoyed the mole at the end, served buffet style with chicken, jalapeño green rice, beans with avocado leaves, and veggies. Other things to note: if you have a dietary restrictions please let me know in advance, and we can make it special for you. if you want to see more of the classes and videos feel free to visit my IG carrascoocampo
MUST HAVE CHICAGO PHOTOS- OUTDOORS
IF YOU DONT SEE A TIME FRAME THAT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE CAN ARRANGE THAT We’ll start with a talk in Chicago Cultural Center by the bull and get to know each other. If it’s a small group during the experience, we will walk together around various locations but everybody has their own personal time with me while I photoshoot. Together we’ll discover the places and pictures that YOU NEED TO HAVE from Chicago , from the magical MILLENNIUM PARK, THE BEAN (currently has a fence, but we will have this photo as well, photographer tricks ;) , CHICAGO THEATER AND RIVER WALK while I capture moments of you and/or any friends or your partner to take home. Feel free to tell me your ideas or preferences Other things to note THIS IS A SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE AND EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN TIME (YOU CAN ALSO HAVE PRIVATE PHOTO SHOOTINGS IN CASE THAT YOU NEEED SOMETHING MORE PRIVATE) Please feel free to visit more of my work on IG at carrascoocampo
Explore hidden bars in Chicago
Chicago offers a lot of hidden bars for night owls. We will start the night at my favorite hidden gem in West Loop, we will spend about one hour here then head to the next bar which is an 8 minute walk. Some of the bars have secret entrances so be ready for a fun night. The bars have amazing cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic drinks, good music and a good ambiance. There are plenty of secret bars and unfortunately we cannot explore all of them in one night. However, I will share with you the location of other secret bars which you can visit later. Please be advised that drinks or food are NOT included. This is not prohibition level speakeasy tour, this is a chill bar hopping experience. I was not born in the early 1900s and don’t know anything about prohibition so don’t ask. Have a drink and relax. Please note the experience time says it lasts 3 hours but you are welcomed to stay at the bars as long as you like. If your preferred hour is fully booked, don't worry, bar fits a fair amount of people, send me a message. There are still some locations that may ask for your proof of vaccination to access the bars. Please bring it with you. A photo of your vaccination card is fine.
Taste of Chinatown Food & Walking Cultural Tour
Curious about Chinatown but unsure where to start? Let our Bobby’s Bike Hike Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour be your local guide on this Chicago Chinatown tour! Leave the planning to the experts. Bobby’s Bike Hike was awarded the following three awards just this year: “Top 10 Food Tours in America” by USA Today, “Top 20 Food Tours in the World” by TA, & "Top 15 Vacation Experiences in US" by Entrepreneur Magazine. Chicago’s Chinatown, located next door to the Loop on Cermak Street and Wentworth Avenue, bursts with colorful shops, impressive monuments, and of course, delicious restaurants. Like a Chinese menu, the sheer number of possibilities can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the experts at Bobby’s Bike Hike have created the perfect overview. You’ll sample culinary delights from five distinct Chinese regions while learning interesting facts about China and the history of Chinese immigration. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Chicago native, our walking culinary tour of this thriving neighborhood will whet your appetite for another visit! All food samples included in ticket price, but consider upgrading to our VIP package to include samples of plum wine, bubble tea, and a specialty jasmine Chicago craft beer only served at Phoenix Restaurant.
Chicago in a Day
You’ll fall in love with Chicago and its incredible food scene combining our Chicago Architecture & Highlights Tour and Chicago Food Tour: Deep Roots to Deep Dish! *HIGHLIGHTS* - Marvel at the stunning skyline and architecture that makes Chicago so special - Explore one of the cities most historic neighborhoods - Sample some delicious food samples throughout the tour *INCLUSIONS* - 5 food stops - 5 food samples including pizza, hot-dog and popcorn tastings Beginning under the iconic Chicago sign at the Chicago Theatre, you’ll head towards the Chicago Pedway, a network of tunnels that is used by locals to get around the city. Discover City Hall, before enjoying a stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk, taking in the spectacular skyline. Feel like a local by experiencing a ride on the “L” train or water taxi (dependent on weather and time of year), whizzing past the some of the well-known buildings the city has to show. Walk the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue before you enjoy the serenity of Millennium Park. Now we have built up your appetite, it’s time to get your fill of some amazing food that you will only find in the Windy city. Let’s start you off with a Chicago-style hot dog before indulging in the famous Chicago deep-dish pizza. . Explore a couple more well-known River North food establishments, before ending the tour with a classic Italian beef sandwich.

All activities near Chicago

Signature Scent Creation for Men and Women
upon entering Aroma Workshop in Chicago's Lincoln Park guests are given a card to indicate which scents from our "Scent Bar" they like, then a friendly Perfumer expertly blends scents on tester strips for the guests to sample. When their favorite is picked it goes into a choice of 1 oz. bottles. BOTTLE IS INCLUDED Also, we're are BYOB, so feel free to make it a little event. :) You'll have the appointment time for anywhere between 45min to 2 hours depending on your group size (45min for groups of 2, etc.). Women, Men, Couples, Mothers Daughters, Best friends all have fun creating scents together. **Groups of 5+ are $65 per person and have a 20% service fee included on the non-sale amount to be paid in shop :) 2.2oz bottles are given for this.
Street Art & Aerosol Workshop
1. Guests join us at our space Studio W.I.P. and dive into the world of spray paint and urban art. All instruction is done by local artists. Each guest will go home with their very own piece of the mural to remember their night. 2. Upon entering guests can relax and enjoy our ever changing gallery. Feel free to bring a beverage. It's BYOB! Guests will unleash their inner street artist on a 50ft wall! This interactive workshop will turn guests into the artist and be guided along the way. Experimenting with lettering, stencils, aerosol, & cap technique guests will experience something truly unique. 3. Our main objective is to break down stereotypes that often are connected with spray paint. Guests will leave with curiosity and basic skills when applying aerosol to boot.
Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
One of the best ways to really acquaint yourself with the infamous city of Chicago is to do it from the streets, through a guided Chicago Gangster Tour or Ghost Tour, detailing the crimes, deals, and charisma that made the city what it is today. We offer a 2 for 1 deal, hosting historically-based guided tours of Chicago’s gangers AND ghost stories, right from the Chicago Loop Vice District. Other things to note Bring your camera!
Chicago's Underground Pedway & Other Secrets Walking Tour
Discover a part of Chicago only known by locals -- our miles-long system of underground tunnels known as "The Pedway." This engaging adventure pops you in and out of beautiful buildings, familiarizes you with the most interesting parts of the Pedway, and shows you the best hidden details downtown that people walk by every day. This is not a typical "must-see" tour for typical tourists -- it's a "must see" experience for travelers who want something BEYOND what's typical. The tour begins with an introduction to downtown Chicago's famous "Pedway" -- the mysterious system of passageways and tunnels that keeps us all warm & dry in bad weather, and cool in the summer. Walking under entire blocks, we'll access interiors that seem to come up out of nowhere, stumbling upon hidden corridors of stained glass, underground swimming pools, and more. We'll then use what we learn in the first part of the tour to navigate the least-known parts of the Pedway, ending with a beautiful interior in one of the most unique and famous buildings in the country. Guests should be prepared to be on their feet for about 2 hours. It is an easy walk, but still -- it's a little bit of exercise, and please be aware that there are several sets of stairs! Join us for a fascinating exploration of downtown Chicago, both from above and below!
Chicago Photography and Walking tour with a local
Explore Chicago through the eyes of a local! This tour is for you if: • it’s your first time to Chicago and you want someone to explore with • you‘re a solo traveler and need someone as your personal photographer • you and your family/friends want an intimate tour with someone who knows Chicago well Basically I created this tour to be your local guide/friend for the day :) As we explore the city together, I will answer any questions you may have while also sharing some interesting fun facts about The Windy City! Along the way, I would be happy to take photos of you/your group as I have a background in photography as well. Want a full on photo shoot? No problem :) I absolutely love meeting new people and love creating connections with people all over the world — so not only will you learn some things about Chicago, but I would love to hear more about where you are coming from! Please reach out to me with any questions you may have or any accommodations I can provide, and I look forward to meeting you! (IF YOU DON’T SEE THE DATE YOU WANT, JUST MESSAGE ME DIRECTLY!)
Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors of the Chicago Loop
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs! Some things to note: Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella. Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Pasta Cooking Class with a local Chef
I will be teaching you how to make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, how to incorporate a healthy twist into each one, show you how to make a delicious sauce using ingredients already in the pantry. We will also be eating 2 portions of pasta as well. It is byob and take home dessert is available for purchase. Other things to note Just bring yourself and remember to have fun!
Explore hidden bars in Chicago
Chicago offers a lot of hidden bars for night owls. We will start the night at my favorite hidden gem in West Loop, we will spend about one hour here then head to the next bar which is an 8 minute walk. Some of the bars have secret entrances so be ready for a fun night. The bars have amazing cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic drinks, good music and a good ambiance. There are plenty of secret bars and unfortunately we cannot explore all of them in one night. However, I will share with you the location of other secret bars which you can visit later. Please be advised that drinks or food are NOT included. This is not prohibition level speakeasy tour, this is a chill bar hopping experience. I was not born in the early 1900s and don’t know anything about prohibition so don’t ask. Have a drink and relax. Please note the experience time says it lasts 3 hours but you are welcomed to stay at the bars as long as you like. If your preferred hour is fully booked, don't worry, bar fits a fair amount of people, send me a message. There are still some locations that may ask for your proof of vaccination to access the bars. Please bring it with you. A photo of your vaccination card is fine.
MOLE from scratch, small o private class
IF YOU DON´T SEE A TIME FRAME THAT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE CAN TRY TO MAKE IT WORK Open to special menus and specific requests. team building, meetings, bachelorette and all groups are welcome to this experience!!! Vegan and Vegetarian options available please let me know in advance. Mole is a delicious Mexican sauce that has 20+ ingredients, the most traditional ones are from the city's of Oaxaca and Puebla in México. Im gonna teach you my Grandmas recipe!! and at the end of the class you will have the recipe in your email. Also explain you the different varieties of moles around México. We will start with a traditional Agua fresca, and then you will make your own mole from scratch, recognizing all the ingredients and steps, we also gonna smoke the way the ancestors do hundreds of years ago. im gonna gide you in each step but I want you to be hands on. We will enjoyed the mole at the end, served buffet style with chicken, jalapeño green rice, beans with avocado leaves, and veggies. Other things to note: if you have a dietary restrictions please let me know in advance, and we can make it special for you. if you want to see more of the classes and videos feel free to visit my IG carrascoocampo
Best Instagram @ Art Institute Chicago
Please note: ***Skip the line, you will not do a line*** ***The Art Institute entrance IS INCLUDED in the experience*** ***This is an Art Walk and a Photo Shoot Experience, both at the same time*** ***PRIVATE,SEMI-PRIVATE. Only 1-4 guests*** This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the best museums of the world, have a PERSONAL PHOTOSHOOT inside, LEARN STORIES and HISTORY from artworks and artists. Great experience for solo, couples, family or friends TRAVELERS and ART lovers. Don't lose vacation time waiting in line to enter; figuring out where your favorite artists artworks are; or be asking another person to take a picture with your phone. We'll take you to see 7 out of the 12 highlights and to some of the best photo-op spots inside this Chicago Landmark Museum. Your Profile/Cover Picture and your Insta-Gram is going to look AMAZING after this. After we meet, you'll just give us your device or we use ours, and we will take your pictures and/or guide which angles are better to take that picture that you want. Your experience will last between 1 hr to 1.5 hrs, but you are free to stay after enjoying the beauty inside of this MUST VISIT museum in Chicago. We'll take you to Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Warhol, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and we can guide you in the direction where to go later. You will LOVE this EXPERIENCE! Our device is IPhone 14 Pro Phone. See you soon!!!

Your guide to Chicago

Where do locals hang out in Chicago?

Pilsen (Lower West Side)

Chicago has long attracted writers, musicians, artists, and other creatives. Take in the arts, dining, and nightlife of the Pilsen neighborhood to see firsthand where the people who live here go out to enjoy life’s finer things in areas such as the Chicago Arts District, home to National Museum of Mexican Art, the Chicago Art Department, and more.

Hyde Park (South Side)

For a low-key day, head to the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park where you’ll find people roaming tree-lined boulevards en route to indie bookstores, under-the-radar museums, and the University of Chicago to enjoy prolific Gothic architecture.

Logan Square

Want the Wicker Park hip factor without the brunch wait lines? Check out the Logan Square neighborhood. Here you can get your fix of Michelin-rated restaurants and cocktail bars before cozying up indoors at the Logan Theatre for an indie flick. On Sundays, take a stroll through the farmers’ market that operates all year. For those who want to get hands-on, try making your own street art in a nearby studio with local artists.


What do locals eat in Chicago?

When it comes to what locals eat in Chicago, it can depend on who you ask. No one is going to tell you not to grab a slice of deep-dish pizza or a hot dog, but also that there’s more to savor than these classics. Dry-aged steaks on the Loop, West African cuisine in Bronzeville, tacos in Little Village, pierogies downtown: the food here a reflection of this multicultural Midwestern city.

The Andersonville and Argyle neighborhoods are a must when it comes to food. On Argyle Street, a cluster of Southeast Asian restaurants offer some of the best Asian food in all of the city, meanwhile in Andersonville you’ll find Turkish, Lebanese, and Swedish eats.


What is unique about Chicago’s architecture?

Chicago’s unique architecture is the result of an otherwise tragic historical event: the Great Fire of 1871 which destroyed most of the downtown buildings. By the 1880s, a group of architects called the Chicago School began to promote a new way of building known as “commercial-style” architecture characterized by steel-frame construction and large plates of glass. The result? The world got the first modern skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, in 1885. Since then, Chicago has always been a world leader in design, with notable styles such as Chicago bungalows, two-flats, grandiose graystones, and Polish cathedrals.

Whether it’s your first visit to Chicago, or you’re a lifelong resident, there are plenty of fun architecture-related activities (both indoors and outdoors) to experience this iconic piece of Chicago history firsthand.

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