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Chicago City Tour with Optional River Cruise
"See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group 2-hour guided tour of the city! On a temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing your guide will lead you through several Chicago neighborhoods making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum Campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline) and more. As you admire the world's first skyscrapers of downtown Chicago also known as ‘the Loop’ and take in stunning views of Lake Michigan your guide will provide historical and informational commentary and answer any questions you have. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row. French-
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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
 
Chicago Sports Tour
"See the homes of Chicago's iconic sports teams as you are escorted in a comfortable van to the city’s top sports parks learning the history of each during your journey. Begin by visiting the home of the Chicago Cubs—Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team the Chicago Whales the stadium name was changed when chewing-gum titan William Wrigley Jr. purchased the team in 1921.Next stop at the United Center home of the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Blackhawks hockey team to see the bronze Michael Jordan statue
From $40.00

More Local Customs in Evanston

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Come prepared for the RED, WHITE & BLUE

Evanston celebrates the 4th of July in a big way. Beginning early in the morning, lawn chairs are set up the length of Central Street, from just below Crawford to the parking lot at NWU's Ryan Field...
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Northwestern University sports

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the smallest university in the Big Ten athletic conference, and is also the school with the highest academic standards (although some Michigan...
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Walk, jog or ski

Evanston residents - and visitors- enjoy the open vistas along our Lake Michigan shore. In the summer this stretch along Centennial Park is a favorite spot to jog. Bright winter days attract cross...
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Formerly Known As Ridgeville

A little Evanston history......The region we know today as the North Shore was once home to the Potawatami Indians. Villages were situated along the forested shores of Lake Michigan, where abundant...
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Famous Evanston Streets

Most of the streets in Evanston were either named for founders of Northwestern University, Methodist Leaders (NW was founded by Methodists), or prominent citizens.Chicago Avenue is the second oldest...
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The United Nations of the North Shore

Both 'local' and 'off the beaten path' is an international festival hosted by the neighboring community of Skokie. Each year in May, the FESTIVAL OF CULTURES offers a sampling of the tastes, colors...
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Celebrations "Under the Silver Moon"

Visitors to the Evanston area over Christmas break should not miss this. FIRST NIGHT is the local family friendly New Year's Eve arts festival centered in downtown - it's billed as the largest in...
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Top Hotels in Evanston

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1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1710 Orrington Ave, (formerly Omni Orrington), Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1601 Harrison Drive, Evanston, Illinois, United States
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Things to Do Near Evanston

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Baha'i Temple

Maybe it's my own issues, but going to religious sites, particularly in the US, is often pretty uncomfortable for me. The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake is always bad, and even with historic churches, I...
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Graceland Cemetery

I like to wander a cemetery in every city we visit as they're great escapes from the noise and bustle and often offer a few interesting history lessons besides. Graceland is the resting place of many...
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Untouchable Tours

A good way to see the city is by catching a sight seeing bus with a difference. The Untouchables tour is run by old skool, jazz era, 1920s and 30s 'gangsters' celebrating Chicago's ganster history....
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Kingston Mines

CHICAGO There are quite a few venues for blues in Chicago and there are a couple in this area of the city..This is located at 2519 North Halsted..There is a venue here called "The Blues Bar" gets...
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Chicago Theater

The historic Chicago Theater is a beautiful old theater dating back to 1921. Along the way it has been re-styled and subsequently renovated. Today, the performances are much different than in the...
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History Museum

Al CAPONE´S MUSEUM Al Capone stated: “Ninety per cent of the people of Cook County drink and gamble, and my offense has been to furnish them with those amusements. Whatever else they may say, my booze...
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