Where to Store Your Luggage in Chicago

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In this post, we will try to help you find the best option for where to store luggage in Chicago, including a new trend in Airbnb inspired luggage storage. 



TIP:  For budget travelers, it is worth considering purchasing a tourist pass. Tourist passes help you save up to 50% off of the retail prices of attractions by bundling several together. 

To learn more, check out our post comparing the different Chicago Tourist Attraction Passes.


Don’t worry, we aren’t asking you to rent a room, but the concept is the same. A few companies have created apps that let you, the traveler, find a local place that will store your bag. 

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Christmas in Chicago

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If you are spending your November and December here in the Second City- you’ve made an excellent choice!  This post lists many of the best things to do in Chicago in the holiday season from Christmas lights to ice skating, Christmas caroling Chicago style and more!

Best Travel Deals for Black Friday 2018

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This post will help you navigate through the myriad of discounts, specials and Black Friday deals for 2018 so you can continue to explore!Name Your Own Price Walking Tours

Keep in mind that our name your own price walking tours are always budget friendly in any of our cities and we have special blog posts to cover visiting on a budget or how to enter certain attractions for free with a tourist discount pass!

In addition to great savings on Black Friday, we’ll offer some Small Business Saturday savings to support local vendors we love, and keep an eye out through until next week for what some people are calling Travel Deal Tuesdays!

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Chicago Audio Tours

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We are proud to offer our newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make one of our guided tours? No problem, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put them on a GPS enabled app.  We have partnered with Atlantis Audio Tours to provide you with a convenient way to experience our tours.  Each tour offers an off-line option to view the map and hear the audio of each walk so that you don’t need to have GPS maps running with the app.

Join our FTBF Travel Community for a coupon for a free Chicago audio tour. With this app you can download one of over 20 audio tours in cities around the world!

Here is how it works:

  1. Download our free Chicago walking tour app on (iTunes) or (Android).
  2. Download any audio tour(s).
  3. Enjoy the tour(s).

Even if you don’t download any tours, you will still have access to valuable information on sightseeing.

Listen to a sample of our Downtown Chicago Tour  (Ferry Plaza)

Available Tours:

  • Downtown Chicago

Check out our audio tours in all our cities:

New York | Boston | Washington DC | Charleston | New Orleans | San Francisco | London | Chicago

Which Chicago Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour is Best?

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This post covers Chicago hop-on-hop-off bus tours, including route maps, tickets, prices, stops, pick-up locations and reviews to help you choose the best option for you.




A popular option for bus tours is the hop-on-hop-off tour variety. There are several things to consider before purchasing a ticket. But first, let’s start with the pros.v Read more »

Things to Do for Thanksgiving in Chicago 2018

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Chicago HolidayIf you are spending your November  here in the Second City- you’ve made an excellent choice!  There are so many fun Thanksgiving and Holiday activities and events to celebrate and warm up your spirits in addition to our special winter tours:

Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions

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Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour

How is the weather in Chicago in October?

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This post is about the Chicago weather in October, including what to expect with temperatures, rain, and tips on what to wear and things to do.

weather in Chicago in October


The weather in Chicago during the month of October is changeable with autumn now in full swing as temperatures are falling, but not yet at those colder winter levels so it is still a good time to visit the nation’s third most populous city. Read more »

Visita Guiada Chicago en Español

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Visita Guiada Chicago en Español

Descubra la ciudad que nunca duerme con Free Tours by Foot. Free Tours by Foot es un grupo de guías turísticas que son jóvenes, energéticos y conocen las ciudad dentro y por fuera. Los llevaremos por los distritos y vecindarios mas conocidos y queridos de Chicago entreteniendo con cuentos fascinante y poco conocido que no se encuentran en ningún libro de guía turística. Queremos a esta ciudad y deseamos asegurar que ustedes se queden tan asombrado con ella como estamos nosotros.

En Español:

Reserva un Tour Chicago

Click here to book our English tours.

Utilicen el calendario que figura más abajo para escoger una fecha, seleccionar un tour y hacer una reserva. El calendario siempre muestra automáticamente la fecha de HOY, de modo que por favor asegúrese de escoger la fecha y el idioma correctos. 

Si el número de personas para el tour deseado ha alcanzado el límite y no puede ser añadido, por favor envíe un correo a chicago@freetoursbyfoot.com para inscribirse en la lista de espera.

Hemos aprendido que un gran número de personas hacen reservas y luego no se presentan. Por ese motivo y para ser equitativos con todos, requerimos que los grupos de 6 a 9 personas paguen $10 por adelantado para poder participar en los tours públicos de 2 y 3 horas. Esto incluye a dos familias que viajan juntas.

Siempre y cuando nos avise con 48 horas de antelación para cancelar una reserva, con mucho gusto le reembolsaremos su pago. Los grupos de 6 personas o más que hagan distintas reservas para no pagar por adelantado serán cancelados.

Si su grupo es de 10 o más personas, por favor visite nuestra página de tours privados.

La mayoría de los tours pueden ser adaptados para personas físicamente incapacitadas, pero algunos no son recomendables para personas que usan sillas de rueda. Por favor contáctenos antes de reservar para asegurarse de que el trayecto esté libre de obstáculos.

Self Guided Chicago Walking Tours

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We are happy to have produced several self guided Chicago walking tours and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours to be used on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  Some tours are only available as a self-guided tour.  We hope these tours are helpful to you.

Self Guided Chicago:

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