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May 1, 2023

Unique Chicago Tours You Won’t Want to Miss

Chicago has so much to offer, which means it can be difficult to choose what you want to see on your trip. Luckily, whether you want to stop by the iconic tourist attractions or check out some local digs that are off the beaten path, there are tours that will cater to your unique interests. Chicago has a rich history, delicious food, and gorgeous landscapes to enjoy, so you can be sure to curate the perfect trip for you. Here are 4 unique Chicago tours you won’t want to miss.

Pizza tours

Chicago’s pizza is a hallmark of the city, and one that people travel from all over the world to experience. It’s fitting that the Windy City is also home to the only pizza tour in the US. No matter if you prefer thin crust or deep pies, there are plenty of hidden gems for some of the best pizza you’ve ever tasted in the city, and this tour takes you through the best spots. With options for a bus tour taking you around the city in style or a walking tour allowing you to mingle with the locals, there are several options when booking your pizza tour. More than just tasting the pizzas, you can also get tours through the different processes chefs use to create their delicacies. You can even take your experience home with merchandise sporting the “Pizza City, USA” logo.

Running tours

The Chicago Marathon is another well-known tradition of the Midwest, and Chicago is home to a lot of runners. On any given day, you can find joggers and sprinters alike enjoying the Lake Shore Trail along Lake Michigan, training for their next competition. If you’ve always wanted to experience a workout amongst the skyscrapers, there is a tour perfect for you. This Chicago running tour runs 7 days a week, allowing visitors to get a sweat in while touring some of the best spots in the city. This “social running experience” allows you to get in a light workout while meeting new people and experiencing Chicago up close and personally. Tours are offered at a casual pace, with designated stops where the guide will teach you about the history of the city. Athletes and casual joggers alike can enjoy this one of a kind experience.

Kayak tours

A popular spot at the heart of the city is the Chicago River. Patrons can enjoy the Riverwalk and the restaurants and bars along the sides or cross over the iconic DuSable Bridge. Another unique way to experience the beauty of the river is by jumping right in. Kayak tours are a popular way to see the city and stay cool in the summer.There are multiple kayak tour companies in the city, complete with rentals and a short lesson, making them beginner friendly. Tour guides are knowledgeable and will point out interesting sights so you don’t miss a thing. You can take in the gorgeous architecture from a unique perspective, all while enjoying the river. Some tours even venture out to Lake Michigan for the more experienced crowds. Whatever you choose, this is a great way to see the city in a way you’ll never forget.

Photography tours

You’ve probably seen a photo or two of the amazing architecture or unique events in Chicago. From drone shots to street photography, there is so much to capture. This tour encourages you to create your own photos, making a great keepsake from your trip to the Windy City. Photography tours are great for both the expert and the novice, and can be taken whether you own an iPhone or a professional DSLR camera. The guides are experts at finding beauty in the city and pointing it out to you, so that you can capture something unique and exciting at your own pace. Many creative photographers have enjoyed the experience of having their own amazing photos to capture their trip.

See Chicago your way

No matter your interests, Chicago is a great city for anyone to visit. There are many more tours, including ghost tours, architecture tours, and segway tours, so doing your research before heading to the city can help you have a unique experience. If you’re looking to make your entire trip exactly like nothing else, you can book your stay at Hotel EMC2 in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Inspired by art and science, you’ll marvel at the details throughout your stay. Interested in staying at Hotel EMC2? Book your room here.

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
228 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 915-0000
Reservations: (844) 205-3939
Email: Info@HotelEMC2.com
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