Chicago's star park and City orientation

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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Millennium Park mini tour

This tour is a perfect way to begin your visit to Chicago. We will walk the amazing Millennium Park- opened in 2004 and already a popular tourist destination. The Park is a truly spectacular space providing accessible gardens, art and City views. The central location allows us to see the 4 tallest buildings in the United States. I will also point out access to many other Chicago options including the loop/business district for shopping & historic buildings, the elevated train (the El)system, cultural icons including the Art Institute/Museum Campus, and the Riverwalk and Lakefront. I offer lifelong experience in Chicago and look forward to sharing standard tourist icons and off the beaten path adventure. Our time together will see plenty of sights and include ideas and connections to help you enjoy your entire stay in this great city


This tour stays in a four block area comprising Millennium Park as several icons of Chicago are visible from the Park.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet in front of Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park at 11 N. Michigan Avenue. Guide is available to meet at other locations, including your hotel, or provide input on best way to get to Millennium Park.

End location: Tour will end in Millennium Park. Help will be provided in directing or assisting you to your next desired location, locating restaurant options, etc.

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.


We will walk the park which is a City block, 24 acre portion of Grant Park.

What’s Included

A copy of Nancy's Notes - 3 pages of ideas for your time in Chicago. The tour of Millennium Park involves walking and no other form of transportation. Additional expenses could involve travel expenses to reach the Park and refreshments if desired.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US - Cost of beverages and snacks would probably not exceed $20. Meals in the city can range from reasonable $12 to very expensive depending on tastes

What’s Extra

Meals, transportation to the Park and any souvenirs.

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