Whether you're a native or a newbie, Chicago tours offer a way to see a part of the city you might not have seen before. From food tours to walking trips for little feet, we've got a great list to get you started exploring this great urban landscape. Plus, we designed plenty of our own, customized (and FREE) tours to explore the city and suburbs.
If you're ready to experience a little downtown nightlife with
the kids without the hassle of driving yourself, try hopping on a
double-decker bus or trolley for a tour of the city's lights. For
the first time, the iconic red buses and green and red trolleys
will traverse the city after dark during the summer months.
Mostly crammed along a six-block stretch of Wentworth Avenue
north and south of Cermak, Chinatown is a hodgepodge of gift shops,
restaurants, grocery stores and candy shops. Navigating with
small children takes a little extra planning. Strollers, for
example, are difficult. And you may want to limit your jaunt to a
few blocks, rather than the full stretch. Here are some helpful
There's a whole fascinating, climate-controlled world
underground in Chicago's pedways. This tour will take you below the
Start in the city, but westward ho! on the train to visit
historic villages and a great children's museum. This is a
do-it-yourself tour to get you started exploring the western suburb
Use this scavenger hunt created just for families by Chicago
Parent to explore downtown Chicago.
The best way to get to know the real Chicago is using
your stomach. Join a Chicago pizza tour and decide for yourself who
makes the best in the city.
Pack some kid essentials, spring for a CTA pass and visit these
Chicago el destinations on this do-it-yourself tour. We've created
a step-by-step guide to make the day easy!
Planning day trips for the under-4 set means scaling things down
to tot-sized capabilities. Thinking a little smaller will boost
your enjoyment of the day, empower your little one and, ultimately,
help you step out more often. These three pint-sized outings
start from the same Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot hub and are timed
to end before momentous meltdowns ensue.