Unique things to do in Michigan

Unique things to do in Michigan

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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 Food Tour- Deep Roots to Deep Dish
Join us for the ultimate foodie adventure in Chicago’s historic River North neighborhood. The perfect tour for anyone wishing to get to know Chicago through their stomach! *HIGHLIGHTS* - Discover the cities immigrant roots through some of its well-known food dishes. - Explore the River North neighborhod through the eyes of a local. - At least 3 food samples from local vendors *INCLUSIONS* - Chicago style hot dog - Deep-dish pizza slice - Italian beef sandwich It’s the vendors and their passion for food that we’ll focus on in this neighborhood tour: you’ll come to appreciate the melting pot that the city has truly become, giving us the opportunity to enjoy recipes lovingly honed by generations of immigrants. Italian, German, Polish…you’ll be amazed to discover the cultural depth behind otherwise ordinary (and tasty) Chicago staples! While your local guide will treat you to some decadent deep dish pizza and other classic Chicago favorites, they might also share a seasonal offering with the freshest ingredients, perhaps even sourced by local farms. If there’s any room for more, we’ll top off your tour with a sweet snack and send you off with more recommendations for where to eat, drink, and play in this incredible city!
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!!!
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.
Must See 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)!

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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!
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
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.
Smell the flowers and eat them too
Expand your appreciation for nature. Enjoy a leisurely hike while learning how to identify at least 20 edible and medicinal native plants. Each hike is unique as new plants emerge from week to week and season to season. All participants will receive a digital copy of a recipe featuring a wild plant identified on the hike. All hikes take place at local parks or forests. Hikes will be 5k (3.1 miles) in length. Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, sun block, sunglasses, and water to ensure their experience is as enjoyable as possible.
Taste Detroit through a Private Chef
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 20% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 30% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Detroit without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Detroit local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Detroit dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.

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Goat Walk
We meet you on our homestead in the deep, lush forests of Northern Michigan. After a short introduction we venture off with the goats, down the trail, deeper into the woods…as they browse and forage for food. I can add dates to this calendar, if you don't see a date or time that works for you, or your group, please reach out and we will make something work! As we walk there is plenty of time for Q and A and space for the joy of experiencing this pastoral pastime of days gone by. Time slows down as we venture with the goats on their quest to seek the finest of the available forest greenery.
Forge a Railroad Spike Knife, Beautiful West Michigan
You will be using a coal-fired forge, treadle hammer, tongs, cross peen hammer, and anvil, along with a 2"X72" belt grinder. We will be hand-forging a railroad spike into a beautiful and functional knife. We will start by firing the coal forge and drawing out the handle with the treadle hammer. We will twist the handle and start drawing out the blade. Once we have a handle and blade formed we will "quench" the blade to harden it. We will use the grinder to put an edge on your finished Railroad Spike Knife. Experiences can be made available on different days and times by selecting "show more dates" and then selecting "Request Availability."
Learn to Forge Hands-on in Beautiful West Michigan
You will learn the basics of forging iron with a coal-fired forge. You'll meet me at my shop, and with a hammer in hand you'll learn the basics of blacksmithing. You will square, taper, twist, bend, scroll, and flatten the metal into your unique wall hook. Other things to note This is a rustic hands-on work experience. Be prepared to get dirty! There are numerous dangers including smoke, fire, loud noises, sharp objects, etc. Experiences can be made available on different days and times by selecting "Show more dates" and then selecting "Request Availability."
Cow Cuddles, a Bovine Therapy
We will visit our beautiful family of rescued cows. They’re a bit non-traditional for American pets, but they are definitely furry, and super cute. They just love attention. We will spend time petting, feeding, brushing, and hugging them, sometimes, cuddling with them. If you are lucky, then we will show you how to milk them too! Great For Groups and Team Building. When you book a session with the cows it will be about getting close to the natural world, slowing down, taking time to breathe, and experiencing something new & exciting! We’ll tell you about their personalities, their likes & dislikes, and funny things they like to do. Cows are sentient beings, they are individuals just like you, and it’s wonderful to get to know them. We will be there with you to create a safe environment for everyone involved. Saturdays are special. You get to dine with us and relish vegetarian meals. How to dress? -Make sure you wear shoes with closed toes (no flipflops or slippers) -Dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Note: Birthdays, graduation, and wedding parties - we handle all small or large groups. We can also provide catering with our award-winning vegetarian restaurant - Gora's Grill.
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. These reservations need to made through us by calling the store.
One Hour Chicago Photoshoot & iPhone Videography Session
Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple in love, business entrepreneur, content creator, blogger, or a family looking to create lasting memories in Chicago , this is the perfect photo session experience. This is a completely private shoot for the hour once you book. No strangers, No other people. Just you and any additional party you have paid for. The session is $189/ per person This is How it works: -1 hour Shoot -1 Location -30+ Images High Resolution Images - 5 - 10 short video clips shot on iPhone -Deliver on a Private Online Gallery Locations: Choose 1 location provided below:(address on the details) Videography - During the session I also use my iPhone for video to capture live moments of our session. I love capturing live natural rounding and I love to share this with my clients when they book with me. Locations: 1: River walk Chicago 2: Lincoln park 3: North Avenue Beach 4: Millennium Park(The Bean) & The Chicago Theater on State St. Do you have a location in mind? Let us know we love to explore new places with you. Do you want a particular time and date? Reach out to us with your availability and will work with you. Find us on Social media: @Nkairophotography
Create a Custom Knife at LLForge, Beautiful West Michigan
You will build a full tang knife or blade from a high-carbon steel blank. You will use a 2"X72" variable speed belt grinder to establish a primary bevel.  Next, you will choose from a selection of handle materials (scales), ranging from exotic hardwoods to composite materials. micarta, You will shape and form your scales to fit your grip and liking. Next, you will finish your scales and prepare for assembly. You will create a high-quality, fully functional knife or blade that you will be proud of and use for years to come. Other things to note Snacks and drinks are recommended. Experiences can be made available on different days and times by selecting "show more dates" and then selecting "Request Availability."
Early evening goat walk
We will take a goat walk in the early evening outside of their pasture with a few lawn chairs, as long as weather permits. As the goats munch nearby, I will share a bit of history related to French alpine dairy goats and their physiology. We may sample a few of the farm delights and sip a cool beverage. Our experience will last about one hour or a little longer. Other things to note If you have a larger group, please contact me for consideration of a special request or family discounts.
Owner-guided tour of organic winery/farm
I will give guests an owner-guided tour of Green Bird Cellars, our 15 acre organic winery and farm located in a magical valley in Leelanau County, Michigan. We believe in fully integrated farming practices that use animals to help prune, mow, and fertilize our apple orchard, grape vines, and veggie garden, which we farm for fresh and hard cider, wine, and vegetables all sold in our tasting room. We will explore the workings of our vineyard and wine cellar, from vine to bottle, as well as see our animal helpers along the way - sheep and chickens! We will start in the orchard, then check on our young grape vines before going to the pasture pen to see the animals. After a stop in the veggie garden we will go see the mature grape vines After touring the farm and learning about different aspects of growing wine grapes, raising animals, and growing organic vegetables, we will go through the cellar where the wine magic happens, and learn about the process of making our low-intervention, estate-grown wine and cider. Finally, guests will be given samples of some of our wines and ciders in a guided tasting. Guests will leave with a knowledge of the inner-workings of a small family farm that is making great tasting wine and cider in a way that regenerates the landbase and heals the Earth.
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.
Wild Foraging Mushroom Treasure Hunt
We will meet, introduce ourselves, go over the books and materials that I have brought. We will then venture out into the woods. We will look at and discuss the vegetation, and fungus that we see along our walk. We will collect specimens that are allowed to be removed from the National Lakeshore or Nature Preserve. We will identify what the group does not already know using the reference materials that I have brought.
Night Hunting for Rare Yooper Stones
Search the Beaches at Night For Sodalite Stones that glow in the dark. Also know as Emberlites, Yooperstones or Yooperlite. Stone Hunting takes place after the sun sets. You will use state of the art high powered LED Ultraviolet Flash Lights to find these rare minerals. Fluorescent Sodalite is formed deep beneath the Earths Crust during Volcanic activity than distributed across the Superior Coastlines by Glaciers thousands of years ago. This educational experience starts with a 30 min class where you meet your instructor and go over the different types of fluorescent minerals. Your instructor will thank you lead you on a 2 hour rock hunt along one of Marquettes many coastlines.
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.
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!
Bikes, Bites & Brews-Signature Bike Tour
Working up an appetite won’t be a problem on this tour! We’ll be sampling from each of Chicago’s four favorite food groups — pizza, hot dogs, brownies and beer. You’ll learn the history behind the foods that made Chicago famous and also get a taste for some of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods as we cruise through Streeterville, the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park during the day. While our evening tour covers the same foods, we stick to the downtown city attraction scene. Come taste the best of Chicago pizza, snacks, and beer while having a blast on two wheels! All Food and Beverage samples included in ticket price. Day and Evening Tours available. 11:30am Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour: Signature Dishes includes the northside neighborhood route through the Gold Coast mansions, Old Town Historic District, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville (and Wrigley Field), and the Lakefront. 5:30pm Bikes, Bites & Brews: Signature Dishes Tour includes the downtown city route through the Gold Coast, River North, Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and the Lakefront. Both the 11:30am and 5:30pm tours include healthy portions of Deep Dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, locally crafted beers, and dessert to top things off. We look forward to showing you our beautiful city!
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