Best things to see and do in Chicago
Chicago is the third most populated major city in the United States of America but is full of interesting attractions, amazing architecture, rich history, and delicious food that make it a popular first choice for many on vacation. The “Windy City” as it has been nicknamed, lies on the coast of Lake Michigan, one of the 5 Great Lakes in Northern America, while the Chicago River winds through the city’s downtown providing breathtaking views of the city’s skyline.
Doing a free walking tour in Chicago is the perfect way to get to know the most interesting places in the city, while you get a chance to see some of the lesser-known gems and get some great recommendations on where and what to do later from your local guide. A visit to this city wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its architectural masterpieces that are representative of the mid-west style, like Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Apartments, or massive skyscrapers like Willis Tower which can be found along with others in what is known as The Magnificent Mile. Some of the must-see spots you should include are the 360 Chicago Tower Observation Deck, The Art Institute of Chicago, take a walk to Millenium Park and see the famous Cloud Gate sculpture. Sports fans love to visit Wrigley Park and families love Lincoln Zoo.
There are many more emblematic monuments and landmarks to discover in Chicago on your free walking tour with GuruWalk. All of the available tours have been reviewed and rated by other walkers who have already done them. You can read up on the opinions and choose the best tour for you, whether it’s a tour in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Check out the other free guided tours we have available in Jackson, New York City or Toronto.