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    Canoeing

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    Sometimes, you just need to escape the city life, requiring the calmness of nature. Why not spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observing herons and other wildlife in Fox River, Illinois? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. Here, you'll paddle through Fox River, listening to the soft streams of the river paired with chirping birds and lovely exploration. For those of you in need of a day-cation or simply an escape, Fox River is the ultimate place to relax.
    Canoeing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Paddle in a canoe down the scenic Fox River
    • Spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observe herons and other wildlife
    • Relax during a day away from the city stresses
    • No experience necessary
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    Lake Paddling (North Avenue Beach)

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    Chicago life has its conveniences. Deep dish pizza, for one. But let's face it: concrete gets tiresome. So how about leaving the city behind for a spell during this kayak paddle along the shore of the Lake! You'll start off the trip with an introduction to the basics of paddling, so even if you have zero experience manning a kayak, you'll be able to take part in this rousing open-water exploration. Out on the Lake, you'll be treated to perfect views of the urban skyline, attaining an appreciation for its immense scope. In addition to this eye-opening perspective, you'll be getting a light upper body workout, and introducing yourself to what very well might be a lifelong hobby! Besides, doesn't absence makes the heart grow fonder? That's gonna be some really delicious pizza when you get back!
    Lake Paddling (North Avenue Beach)

    1600 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Escape the city and embark on an open water kayak exploration of Lake Michigan
    • Enjoy water-level views of Chicago from afar that will alter your perspective of the city
    • Let a certified instructor show you the ropes during a safe row
    • Allow an energizing adventure to consume your senses and fuel your sense of wonder
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    8 positive reviews
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    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    Get an in-depth look at Chicago Loop architecture on a walking tour that takes you inside landmark buildings in the design-rich city. Appreciate the interiors of the Marshall Fields Building, Chase Tower, Chicago Cultural Center and more, plus see public art by Chagall and Picasso. Stroll through elegant lobbies, under glittering domes and into the sprawling network of Chicago Pedway tunnels. Your expert guide shares insights about the city's diverse architectural styles and history, bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus. Your tour starts out as you meet your guide at Chase Tower to start your exploration of the Loop's interior architecture. Expect to walk a half mile (0.8 km) during an easy 2-hour walking tour with plenty of stops. Your guide shares expertise in architecture, design, art history and history, and provides participants with iPads that show archival images such as maps, historic photos and documentary video clips. Walk through the Marshall Field's Building, where you'll see famous elements of this iconic edifice, including its beautiful atrium and a Tiffany & Co-designed mosaic ceiling. Ponder the design of the very modern Block 37 complex, situated in the heart of the Loop at a trend-setting location where the city's first skyscrapers and supermarkets were built. See the extensive public plaza, which sits at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop and features Marc Chagall's Four Seasons mural. Admire another famous piece at Daley Plaza: the untitled Chicago Picasso sculpture, which stands 50 feet (15 meters) tall and was the Windy City's first piece of public art. Look at the city through the lens of the Chicago Pedway system -- a network of ground-level concourses, tunnels and bridges that connects buildings throughout Chicago's central business district. Discover how to maneuver through the Pedway and find your way from underneath the downtown. Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a landmark building where you see a magnificent stained glass dome. It was completed in 1897 and originally was Chicago's first central public library. Afterward, say farewell to your guide and make your way to your next destination.
    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    10 S Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago's breathtaking architecture
    • Visit the trend-setting Block 37 complex, home of the city's first skyscrapers
    • See the stunning mosaic ceiling of the Marshall Field's building
    • Explore the Pedway system, a network of tunnels and concourses between buildings
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    Lincoln Park Segway Tour

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    Are you looking for a tour that covers ground? While atop a Segway, explore Chicago's iconic Lincoln Park and a variety of its noteworthy surrounding areas! Start out at Lake Point Tower heading toward Oak Street Beach and transition from cityscape to beachside. See the famous Drake Hotel just off of Magnificent Mile, and eventually find your way into Lincoln Park. Explore the perimeter of the Lincoln Park Zoo and find a variety of landmarks like General Grant on horseback and the Betty Notebaert Nature Museum. Mix city energy with beach relaxing and casual zoo feelings while seeing the best of each world!
    Lincoln Park Segway Tour

    505 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • See Chicago's Lincoln Park, the surrounding urban landmarks, and the nearby beach by Segway
    • Mix excitement, relaxation, and exploration while making sure to leave nothing out
    • Explore a variety of noteworthy locations and landmarks to fascinate any curious mind
    • Partake in the only type of tour that won't have your feet hurting by the time it's over
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    5 positive reviews
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    PADI Full Scuba Certification Weekend Course

    The only thing that tops a weekend of diving is one that ends with getting a scuba certification! Show your talents, execute skill exercises, and tour the waters of a quarry environment. You'll discover, with ease, how simple it can be to navigate the watery scenery and explore the aquatic world. Weekend one consists of the classroom/pool training portion of the course. After that you will be ready to schedule your Open Water Certification Dives. The first day will focus on the first two of four dives, and the second day will focus on the last two. After the fourth dive, you'll be a certified scuba diver for life! You'll get to view the waterscape like you've never seen before!
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    PADI Full Scuba Certification Weekend Course

    1001-G Nicholas Blvd, Elk Grove Village

    • Dive to new depths while completing the four dives necessary for a full, lifetime scuba certification
    • Enjoy the inspiring feeling of being submerged underwater with the capacity for insight and exploration
    • Become fully equipped with knowledge of scuba safety precautions and equipment
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    River Architecture Tour (Navy Pier)

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    What is Chicago's distinguishing feature? Is it the size of its pizza? What about the look of its hot dogs? Nope, it's gotta be the skyline. Bringing Chicago's innovative architectural development to the city's vibrant life, explore Chicago's rich history through its iconic landmarks. All of this will be viewed from the scenic Chicago River. Relax on board a cruise vessel as you observe and relish in the towering skyscrapers like Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Willis (Sears) Tower. Floating along the river, you'll uncover the tactical details behind each building, learning about the architects and designs that truly distinguish Chicago among the prettiest cities in the world.
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    River Architecture Tour (Navy Pier)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a historical exploration of Chicago's world-renowned architectural landmarks
    • Travel along the Chicago River, and see buildings like Tribune Tower, Trump Tower, and Willis (Sears) Tower
    • Learn about the city's history in architectural development and innovation
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    31 positive reviews
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    Games, Story & Scene Acting

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    Come enjoy a six-week workshop that will allow you to experience fundamental acting techniques like text exploration, subtext, dialogue and narration, as you learn to apply them to scripted stories and scenes. Each session will introduce you to an exciting and challenging new theme, some of which may include: stories of the sea, family relationships and magical realism. With instruction from one of Piven's senior teachers, students will work together as an ensemble to create and perform original and adapted stories!
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    Games, Story & Scene Acting

    927 Noyes St, Evanston

    • Discover the fun world of improvisation & literary adaptation in a fun and supportive environment
    • Learn essential acting techniques like text exploration, subtext, dialogue and narration
    • Gain the confidence and risk taking skills necessary to perform in front of a live audience
    • Experience an exciting new way to unleash your impulses and intuitive creativity
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    Beginner Scuba Diving

    Scuba diving may seem a bit intimidating, but there's always a place to start! This class is designed for those who have decided to give scuba diving a try. Have no prior experience? No problem! You will learn how to use the necessary dive equipment and how to breathe underwater. The skills you gain will be important parts of learning scuba diving to the fullest. Come and prepare yourself for scuba certification. Immerse yourself in the enjoyment of transversing the water with ease.
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    Beginner Scuba Diving

    7219 Olde Salem Cir, Hanover Park

    • Try scuba diving for the first time with a class that gets you acquainted with diving
    • Learn the procedures and steps to making your scuba diving desires a reality
    • Explore the different gear depending on if you're diving in tropical, temperate, or cold water
    • Take your first steps towards getting a scuba certification
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    Bike and Brewery Tour

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    Something fun is brewing in Chicago, and this frothy bike outing is your chance to find out. Cruise a lakeside bike path with a local guide that will take you alongside some of the city's most historic neighborhoods: Prairie Mansion District, Chinatown, and Pilsen. As you roll, enjoy anecdotes about the city and its love of beer. Plus, stop at various local establishments for local bites to keep you fueled. Then, end the tour with a walkthrough of Lagunitas Brewery to see the magic of how it's made. Bet you can't wait to drink it all in, huh?
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    Bike and Brewery Tour

    239 E Randolph St, Chicago

    • Explore several historic districts during a leisurely cycling tour
    • Stop at various eateries for samples, and tour Lagunitas Brewery
    • Enjoy anecdotes about the city's history and beer scene
    • Treat yourself to a fun, social exploration of Chicago
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    Knife Skills Plus (Lincoln Square)

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    Take your knife skills to the next level with this advanced group class that combines both cutting and cooking to get the most out of your culinary exploration. With your professional instructor leading the way, you'll learn the proper techniques to cut challenging foods like potatoes, mangoes, pineapples, squash, leeks, oranges, and avocados. Enjoy the fruits of your labor (literally) as you transform your handiwork into delicious recipes including pineapple, mango, and tomato salsa with tortilla chips and Fregola pasta with caramelized butternut squash, apples, and walnuts. You'll also learn the art of selecting produce and how to properly balance flavors in your cooking.
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    Knife Skills Plus (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to cut more challenging produce and feast on the fruits of your labor
    • Practice techniques such as mincing, chopping, slicing, and dicing
    • Work in groups to cook up a delicious meal
    • Develop new skills as you challenge yourself in the kitchen
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    28 positive reviews

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