Chicago is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the world, and with its unique combination of bustling cityscape alongside beautiful parkland and stunning lakeside vistas it’s easy to see why.
The Windy City offers everything from stunning architecture and renowned museums to endless shopping and Broadway theatre. You can walk miles of sandy beaches along ocean-like waters, or visit Navy Pier on the shore of Lake Michigan and take a ride on its world-famous Ferris wheel. Chicago is also the original home of the skyscraper, with two of America’s tallest tower buildings amongst its iconic and densely packed skyline.
Chicago loves its sports and has two Major League Baseball teams - the Cubs and the White Sox, in addition to the Chicago Bears National Football League team and Blackhawks National Hockey League franchise. Probably its most well known export however, is the world famous Chicago Bulls. If you can’t get to a game, take a visit to one of Chicago’s iconic stadiums such as Wrigley Field or The United Centre.
Chicago is also home to one of the world’s largest food festivals, and there’s a huge variety of local and global cuisine on offer to suit everybody’s tastes. Chicago is gaining global attention as a culinary mecca, boasting celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred cuisine.
To give delegates the opportunity to explore this fascinating city in more detail, there are a range of tours available to you during your time in Chicago, all generously arranged by our co hosts, Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago.
Architectural Tour – Chicago’s First Lady
Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago’s First Lady Cruises can showcase Chicago’s world renowned city and architecture with style, class and comfort. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF Certified Volunteer Docent
City Segway Tour
This three-hour tour will offer you a great orientation of the city. For veterans, we’re sure you’ll learn new facts and stories you’ve never heard before. For newcomers, we’ll give you an opportunity to see virtually all of the sites you know from movies, postcards and history.
Chicago Film Tour
This private tour will take you over 30 miles in less than 2 hours, venturing from Chinatown to Uptown, Lakeview to Downtown and everything in between. The Chicago Film Tour hits more than 30 sites where over 80 movies were filmed, from Hollywood blockbusters like The Dark Knight and The Fugitive to Chicago favourites like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Blues Brothers to movie classics like North by Northwest and The Sting. The tour is interactive and customizable and even offers team building trivia.
Harborside International Golf Centre, home to both the Port & Starboard courses, has been Chicago’s home for golf since 1995. Located only 16 minutes from Chicago’s Loop, Harborside offers the premier golf experience in the Chicagoland area. As the only facility with two of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Illinois” and the home to the most expansive driving range and practice facility in Northern Illinois, Harborside delivers the best that Chicago has to offer in golf.