You may think you’ve seen (and eaten) everything Chicago has to offer, but there are still so many places for your family to discover.
Play tourist in your own city by taking in a variety of tours the city has to offer. From taking in new history, seeing new sights and even grabbing something yummy to eat, a tour can be a great way for your family to learn new things about Chicago
Ready to go on an adventure? These kid-friendly tours will make you fall even more in love with the Windy City. Since you’re feeling like a tourist, check out more fun things to do with our Downtown Chicago family guide.
- Cost: $40 adults, $16 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 4
- Duration: 2 hours
Get some exercise and explore both well-known locations and hidden gems with your crew. This two-hour, 4-mile tour is easy enough for littles to tackle. Bring your own bike or rent one of the company’s (children’s bikes, trailers, helmets and child seats are available, too!). Points of interest along the tour include Oak Street Beach, Lakefront Trail and more.
- Cost: $40
- Duration: 5-2 hours
The Chicago River offers plenty of boat tours, but what about one on a historic boat? The Fred A. Busse was once a fireboat in the 1930s used to fight fires and provide emergency assistance to Chicagoans. On the Historical and Architectural Cruise, you can learn more about boat’s history and Chicago’s architecture history, too.
- Cost: $15
- Duration: 90 minutes
This South Side neighborhood is filled with rich Chicago history. From May through October, the Historic Pullman Foundation offers guided tours on the first Sunday of the month to learn more about the history of Pullman.
- Cost: $75 adults, $35 ages 6-12, free for kids ages 5 and under
- Duration: 5 hours
Whether you like your pizza Chicago-style or thin crust, the Original Chicago Pizza Tour doesn’t discriminate. With 10 stops at Chicago’s most iconic pizzerias, guests will explore neighborhood favorites by bus. Some stops featured are Coalfire, Lou Malnati’s and Bacino’s.
- Cost: $80 adults, $50 kids ages 7-12, free for kids ages 6 and under
- Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown neighborhood. Go behind-the-scenes in the heart of one of Chicago’s most iconic food communities, and feast on Dim Sum, Hot Pot and more.
- Cost: $40 adults, $25 kids ages 10 and under
- Duration:2 hours
Who doesn’t love doughnuts?! Make sure to bring your appetite for this dough-licious walk around Downtown Chicago. The tour takes the group for samples at four coffee/doughnut shops. Make sure to have the whole family wear comfortable shoes since the tours are each a couple miles long.
- Cost: $30, Free for kids under 2
- Duration: 90 minutes
Cubs fans will have a ball checking out one of America’s oldest and most famous fields. The tours include an up-close look at the Cubs’ dugout, field, upper deck, bleachers and outfield ivy. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of Wrigley’s famous ivy wall.
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