Chicago's Gold Coast Tour

What to expect
  • Explore one of Chicago’s wealthiest neighborhoods on this informative guided walking tour
  • Snap great photos as you pass the vintage architecture and modern high rises along Lake Michigan
  • Follow your expert guide to learn the fascinating stories of the men and women who built these iconic buildings
  • Stroll down the very popular Rush Street restaurant and nightclub area as you head towards Lincoln Park Zoo
After the Great Chicago Fire and following Potter Palmer’s castle-esque mansion, the wealthiest of Chicago began moving north of the Loop, filling in the once swamp area to develop Lakeshore Drive and what would became one of the cities wealthiest neighborhoods. Join Free Tours by Foot for a leisurely stroll through this fabled neighborhood, referred to as the Gold Coast! Following your expert local guide, you’ll explore the vintage architecture and modern high rises that dot the shores of Lake Michigan and meander through the residential side of Chicago, taking in the older upscale homes of the city. Explore the very popular Rush Street restaurant and nightclub area as you head towards Lincoln Park Zoo to discover exactly what makes “The Second City” so first rate!

Note: A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. If you are group of 6 or more and place multiple bookings to go around our partner's restriction, our partner will immediately cancel your bookings. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish is for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
Key Highlights
Price Free!
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 1 positive reviews
Cancellation must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Failure to do so will result in future bookings being placed on stand-by status.

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