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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
"Your expert local guide and professional chauffeur arrive at your hotel in a luxury SUV with comfortable seating for 1-4 guests plus the guide and driver. Bring your camera!Your guide will give an overview of the options for your 3-hour tour. Let Marina City Willis (Sears) Tower Merchandise Mart Harold Washington Library Board of Trade the Rookery
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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
"Your expert local guide and professional chauffeur arrive at your hotel in a luxury SUV with comfortable seating for 1-4 guests plus the guide and driver. Bring your camera!Your guide will give an overview of the options for your 3-hour tour. Let Marina City Willis (Sears) Tower Merchandise Mart Harold Washington Library Board of Trade the Rookery
From $650.00
 
Private Tour: Chicago Highlights
"Join this private 3-hour city tour in Portuguese English or Spanish. Visit the main tourist areas in Chicago. See places such as the Magnificent Mile River North South Loop Streeterville Gold Coast
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Sears Tower or John Hancock Building

Getting up there is not all too cheap. And before you get on the elevator, they force you to pose for a picture with a fake background. On your way out, they try to sell you that picture for nearly...
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Navy Pier

I want to start with the notion that I absolutely understand why tourists would visit Navy Pier, Chicago's #1 tourist draw, but I am sticking under tourist traps for three reasons: 1) 90% of the...
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Restaurants

I cannot take credit for the name - I read it in a recent article about the new McDonalds. Boy is it accurate though. I hate this strip of Ohio/LaSalle/Clark. It is NOT at all representative of...
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Shedd Aquarium

Parking cost more than our two entrance tickets! Plus 30 minutes of trying to find the parking lot. It is not easy to find, and GPS didn't help. Their website has information on public transportation....
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Untouchables Tour

As a local I am obliged to put this tour in the tourist trap section. Ask (almost) anyone who lives in Chicago about taking a gangster tour and they will likely roll their eyes, sigh audibly and...
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Transportation

Ok...we've all done it... bought into the tour bus deal. If you just want to see the City whizzing by this is the way to go. However, if you like taking pictures and have a point & shoot camera forget...
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Taste of Chicago

2012 update, since 2010 the fireworks are no longer held on July 3rd in conjunction with the Taste, 2012 will be the 1st year that the festival didn't end on the July 4th weekend The Taste of Chicago...
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Water Tower

Poor horsies. They've got to be frightened by all the car traffic. I've read somewhere that there is a city agency that works to make sure that they are fairly treated, but I've never heard anything...
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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

This was the first year I went to downtown Chicago on "Black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving which is the busiest shopping day of the year in the US. I used to go to the outlet malls, then to...
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Baseball

"IS THIS HEAVEN?" IF IT IS, HEAVEN REALLY BLOWS Yes, Wrigley Field is the only reason the Cubs have fans. Why else would people subject themselves to such misery? Cubs fans and the Tribune Co....
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Boat Cruises

I only went on this because l got a free ticket. Its pure trash... the guide was a total disaster, all you do is sit on the boat whilst he gets excited and starts singing. I found him boring and...
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Chinatown

If you are looking for gift items, or food from a oriental store, avoid China Town. The prices are marked up substantaly. Take the Red Line to Argile. This is another oriental area, with pharmacys,...
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Blue Chicago Jazz bar

When we entered the Blue Chicago, it was instantly apparent that we'd fallen into a tourist trap. The place was full of obvious toursts. The music was good and the beer reasonably priced, but as far...
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Street portrait 'artists'

These local "artists" are all along Michigan Avenue and State Street preying on unsuspecting tourists to create a charicature with a famous Chicago landmark in the background. For $10, you'll be...
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Top Things to Do in Chicago

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park ... love the fountain .. the bean .. the people watching .. never saw so many people doing selfies. some come for formal pics .. great place to hang out just watch people. Never got...
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Navy Pier

Another must see in Chicago. I like coming here when the weather is great .. I love the vibe and all the activity, Sometimes theres street performers which can be fun .. there are restaurants and...
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Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)

Visit the observation platform at Sears Tower/ now Willis Tower (starting with July 16, 2009). The building is 110 storeys above ground. There is a wonderful view of the city and neighborhood from the...
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Michigan Avenue

Walking along Michigan Avenue you can see Water Tower Plaza - a huge shopping mall that has a Disney store and other stores. "Filenes Bargain Basement" is supposed to be discount name-brands. You...
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John Hancock Center

My experience at the John Hancock Center was great. The staff who worked there were kind, considerate, and helpful. I didn't go to any of the building's stores or apartments, but I did visit the...
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Field Museum of Natural History

I'll be honest after I got through with college I was sort of burned out on learning ... I thought this would be dull but it was fascinating and I was shocked that I spend 5 hours here and still...
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