Walking tours are the best way to absorb the culture and history of a new city without duct taping sponges to your skin and bathing in a famous public fountain. See the sites with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two Chicago walking tour tickets from Joyce Walks Chicago (up to a $50 value).
The Chicago-savvy guides of Joyce Walks Chicago enthusiastically steer tourists through the historically rich and culturally diverse neighborhoods of the Second City on six distinct walking tours. A stroll along the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast takes sightseers on a 2.5-mile jaunt through Chicago's famed shopping district on Michigan Avenue, passing sights such as Water Tower Place and the Wrigley Building, as well as Oak Street Beach where Al Capone famously enacted a perfect swan dive into Lake Michigan. Witness Chicago's rich Chinatown district or take a road less traveled on a tour of the vibrant, multi-cultural Pilsen neighborhood peppered with lively street murals. The Maxwell Street tour follows a path trod by early immigrants and blues musicians alike, and the UIC and Little Italy tour combines the sites and sounds of Chicago’s Italian heritage with a peek at the university’s campus. Traversing Oz Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo, The Lincoln Park and Old Town lets visitors ooh and ah at a range of scenic sites and howl at a multitude of primates. Tours last 2–2.5 hours and amblers can peruse a list of FAQs to prep for their walk.
Joyce Walks Chicago
Led by a team of knowledge-packed guides, Joyce Walks Chicago introduces out-of-towners and natives alike to the Second City's historic hoods during a full schedule of weekly walking tours. Each unique jaunt showcases a variety of hidden gems and well-known attractions, such as the Lincoln Park and Old Town tour, which weaves along the lakefront, or the Loop Art & Architecture tour, which lets participants examine The Picasso and solicit autographs from famous skyscrapers. The company's well-researched repertoire also includes seasonal treks that unveil some of the city's most decorated dwellings, affording tour takers the chance to absorb winter's twinkling lights and summer's stickball games between neighborhood pigeons.
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