With so much to see in this city, one of the best ways to cover a lot of ground quickly is to take a professional tour, depending on your area of interest. We've experienced all of these, and we give them our highest recommendation!
The incredibly knowledgeable folks at the Chicago Architecture Foundation run several incredible tours of the city via foot or boat along the Chicago River. Click the link above for much more information, and don’t miss out on taking one or both!
Ask anyone around the world about famous Chicagoans, and two names come up: Michael Jordan and Al Capone. This lighthearted bus excursion run by Untouchable Tours visits all of the gangster sites of note in Chicago, including the locale of the St. Valentine’s Massacre and the Biograph Theater, where John Dillinger was gunned down by the FBI.
Want more of the macabre? Chicago Hauntings offers tours of spooky sites via foot or bus. Click the link above for more information.
In addition to being the home of Expo Steering Committee member Joe Berton, Oak Park, just west of Chicago, is famous for a treasure trove of timeless architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. Click the link above for information about touring Wright’s Home and Studio, the Robie House, Unity Temple, the Rookery, Bach House, and more. Located at 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, the Wright Home and Studio is a 10.6-mile cab ride from the Hilton, or take the Green Line El from Roosevelt to Oak Park, then walk and transfer to the Blue Line (69 mins.).