The Chicago Experience: The Loop (A.M.)

What to expect
  • Explore Chicago's Loop on this tour where you'll learn the rich history of the city
  • Hear stories from Chicago expert, Wendy from WendyCity as you stroll through Chicago
  • Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea before you start your walk from historic Pickwick Coffee
The Loop is rich in history and full of stunning buildings, but this won’t be the conventional architecture tour. Wendy of WendyCity has been inspired to thread together crucial threads in Chicago’s stories while pairing them with what’s in front of our eyes. You'll be talking architecture, of course, but with a dash of Prohibition and Capone, a bit of music, a smattering of jewels, fine china, and gilded peacocks, photography and public art, urban planning and the “L,” legendary personalities, beer, and the skyline… and probably some poetry and pathos. I’m pleased to report that the route and those themes have come together in a most delightful way.

As the title reveals, this is a morning tour (which means an evening tour might just have to be designed). It will be leisurely and not rushed, with a 8:00 a.m. gather for coffee/tea, start walking at 8:15 am, and end at 10:15 am.

WendyCity is partnering with the endlessly photogenic and historic Pickwick Coffee (22 E Jackson) for an aromatically delicious start to our morning. Your choice of Pickwick coffee or tea is included in the tour price. From there you will wander the east end of the Loop and explore said themes and a dizzying variety of buildings, inside and out.

Note: This walking tour is approximately 1 mile total. Please inform vendor of any mobility concerns. There is an 8 person limit.
Key Highlights
Price $50.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2.5 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales are final.

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