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Chicago - North Grant Park and Millennium Park

North Grant Park and Millennium Park

(92 reviews)
North Grant Park and Millennium Park, Chicago, United States
45 mins

About the tour

These two neighboring parks are both steeped in Chicago history as well as serve as the site for countless music and cultural festivals. We’ll rendezvous at the gorgeous Buckingham Fountain, nestled in the heart of Grant Park between Chicago’s lakefront and the famed Michigan Avenue. From there, we’ll traipse north, bound for the resplendent Pritzker Music Pavilion and Bandshell. On the way we’ll see and discuss such iconic landmarks as the Lincoln Head of State monument, The Art Institute of Chicago and, of course, Cloud Gate. Or as locals lovingly refer to it: The Bean.

Meet your local guide

Matt and Chris

A native Midwesterner, Matt has called Chicago home for the last 10 years. Whether it’s great restaurants, terrific bars, bustling festivals, or relaxing green space and parks, he never tires of the abundant choices the Windy City has to offer. Chris was born in Hawaii, split most of his adult life between New York and Los Angeles, but was drawn to Chicago 5 years ago. Craving a safe and diverse place to raise his daughter that still felt like a big city, Chicago was the perfect place to land. Both actors, Matt and Chris met performing at Chicago's famed Goodman Theatre and formed a fast friendship. They look forward to sharing their entertaining take on the deep history, vibrant culture and stunning landmarks of America's Second City.

Matt and Chris has been guiding since Jan 2021

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Chicago with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Chicago. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

08 April 2021

Wonderful tour and guides. Chicago is a beautiful city. I highly recommend this tour

Sue B.

08 April 2021

Excellent tour. Matt and Chris are very personable and knowledgeable.

Bea D.

08 April 2021


Maria (Ottawa) C.

08 April 2021

I could only stay twenty minutes in your tour but I liked them all. You are a great team, love the historical references, keeping it all light and fun. I’ll be sure to check your future tours. Thank you guys.

Sarah G.

08 April 2021

Great guides - very personable and very knowledgeable!!

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