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.

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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.

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Things to Do in Chicago in September [2018]

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September in Chicago is a perfect time to visit!  The weather in Chicago is beginning to cool down a bit with an average high of 74°F (23°C) and an average low of 55°F (13°C), but it’s perfect for travel and to explore the city. 

The crowds are beginning to head home which means you’ll be joining more of the locals at the events in town. 

Below you will find the Top 10 things to Do in Chicago this September, as well as a list of night time activities, family-friendly activities, and free options explore! 


Top 8 Things to do in September:

Fall in Chicago is truly the best time of the year!  This month provides the city with various events and over 20 festivals, covering different neighborhoods, themes, cultures, and music genres.  Below we have included some of our favorite traditions, but for a more complete calendar for Chicago in September, look here.

chicago market september1. Chicago Turkish Fest September 13-15, 2018; 10:00am-6:00pm

Go to Daley Plaza at Dearborn and Washington to enjoy performances, purchase Turkish wares, and devour Turkish cuisine.   This is a great activity to do after a morning tour for your lunch stop!

2. Chicago’s Jazz Fest August 24 – September 2, 2018

Join the rest of the foot tapping crowd in Millennium Park to enjoy Chicago’s annual free Jazz Festival.  There will be many local artists and some guests as well.  Either get there early to snag an up-close seat or bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the lawn space. 

Fun fact:  Millennium Park offers free WIFI.

3. German American Fest September 7-9, 2018

Eat, drink, and be merry!  You can’t miss the beginning of Oktoberfest in Chicago.  Head to Lincoln Square, a quaint little German neighborhood off of the brown line Western stop to join the fun!  There will be brats, beer, and many activities.  Important moments to note: The opening ceremony is at 8pm on Friday.  The annual German parade is on Saturday at 2pm.

4. Andersonville’s Arts Week Festival September 12-16, 2018 (Hours TBD)

This is a great way to explore another unique neighborhood outside of the Loop.  Andersonville in known as a Swedish neighborhood and it is lined with Swedish bakeries and fantastic antique shops!  This fest features the arts: visual, dance, theatre, music, public, kids/family, culinary, handmade and literary.

5. Chicago berghoff restaurant pretzel - Yonzon PhotographyBerghoff’s Oktoberfest TBD

One of Chicago’s favorite German Restaurant has been hosting this German fest for 30 years!  It is a great place to clink your stein and chow down while downtown.  There will be music and an opportunity to snap a selfie with a giant sausage.  This fest is in Federal Plaza at the intersection of Adams and Dearborn. Look for the giant red sculpture!

6. Chicago Gourmet September 26-30, 2018

Are you a foodie?  Go to this event!  There will be fine wine, gourmet food, and over 150 amazing chefs.   The tickets are worth every mouth-watering penny.   Bring an appetite. There are two stages for chef demos as well as wine and cocktail seminars. You can learn, eat, drink and celebrate the foodie.

7. Stroll the Riverwalk

With the autumn weather, it is the perfect time to explore the riverwalk. This beautiful stretch will bring you below the busy streets and right along the river’s edge, lined with restaurants, art, and fountains. Learn more about the river and the riverwalk itself on our Riverwalk and History Tour.

8. Check out the Chicago Cultural Center

This beautiful and historic building is free and open for the public to explore. Beyond the art that lines the walls, you will find free traveling films, lectures, and performances here. Check out their calendar of events to see what is going on during your visit.


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Night Time Activities:

Many of our Top Ten activities are perfect for the evening hours, but below are some other suggestions to fill in your evenings during the month of September. Read our post about the Top Ten Things to Do in Chicago at Night for more ideas.

Movies in the Park

For the past 18 years, Chicago’s movies in the park have been lighting up the summer skies. Parks dotted all across the city will be show recent films, and along with some classics. Check out the full schedule here. Millennium Park is one of the most popular destinations for this, showing movies int eh Jay Pritzker Pavilion every Tuesday night! Learn more about Millennium Park and the other fun summer traditions hosted here on our Loop and Millennium Park Tour, offered everyday! 

Catch the Fireworks at Navy Pier 

During the summer season, Navy Pier shoots off firework shows every Wednesday and Saturday night!  Take in the action for Navy Pier itself, or admire the show from afar at Buckingham Fountain, or Museum Campus, where you will find some of the best views of the city. 

Sip a Cocktail at a Speakeasy 

Chicago is fascinated with the 1920’s era of prohibition, and the gangsters and speakeasies that went along with that.  Today you will find many of these hidden bars across the city, with crafty cocktails, an intimate atmosphere, and often live entertainment.  Find some of the best speakeasies with our Guide to Chicago Speakeasies, and learn more about the history of speakeasies on the Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour. 

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Family Friendly Activities:

Some of our Top Ten are great activities for children, but check out our post about Family Friendly Activities in Chicago for a more complete guide. Below you will find a couple other options to keep your children entertained this month!

Take a City Tour

With the beautiful summer weather, this is the perfect time to explore the city together as a family! All of our pay-what-you-like walking tours are family friendly, and engage guests of all ages with entertaining stories and fascinating history. Learn about the Gangsters of the 20’s on our Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour (which ends at the zoo!) or hear about the buildings that line the river and the way the river shaped our city on the Riverwalk and History Tour. See a full tour calendar here.

Explore the Farmers Market

Now that summer is here, there are farmers markets everyday of the week, all across the city! Check out the City Market in Daley Plaza on our Loop and Millennium Park Tour, with the market open on Thursdays! For a full fame’s market schedule, check here.

July in ChicagoGo to a Ball Game 

Baseball season is at its peak during the summer months! What better way to fill an afternoon or summer night than cheering on one of our two hometown teams?  With both the White Sox and the Cubs calling Chicago home, there are many options to catch a game, our tour one of their fields. 


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Free Activities:

There are many free activities to take advantage of in Chicago, during every season of the year. Many of our Top Ten are also free to explore, but below you will find a couple of other free options this month. Check out our comprehensive post about the Top Free Things to Do in Chicago.

Concerts in the Park

The Grant Music Festival provides free concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, multiple nights throughout the week! This classical music will fill the night sky, as you enjoy the live entertainment, city lights, and summer air. 

Exercise Classes in the Park

During the month of July, you will also fund a full calendar of exercise classes in the Park.  Local studios donate their timber offering these free classes under the summer sun, multiple mornings a week. Check out the exercise class schedule here. 

July in ChicagoWonder Along the Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail 

Chicago is blessed with two beautiful waterways, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.  Chicago has a done a great job of enhancing these features, with creation the Riverwalk and the Lakefront Trail. Stroll along the riverwalk, stopping for a glass of wine or some ice cream along the way, or ride a bike along the 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail. 


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Things To Do in Chicago in October

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Chicago in October October is a wonderful time to enjoy Chicago. With the peek tourist season having past with the summer months, you can enjoy the beautiful fall streets with the locals. Pleasant weather allows you to participate in the full calendar of festive events. While some of the summer traditions have ended, this month is still full of festivals, parades, and other Chicago classics.

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Top Ten Things To Do In Chicago At Night

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This post lists the top 10 things to do in Chicago.  Actually, the list gives dozens of ideas for you to take in the night in the Windy City.  You’re in Chicago, why not enjoy the nightlife? Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions.

 

 

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Chicago City Pass, Go Card and Other Tourist Attraction Passes

City Pass, Go Card and Other Chicago Attraction Passes

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This post covers tourist discount passes available in Chicago. These passes can save you money as well as time, but you need a plan to maximize both savings. We have broken down and compared the different passes so that you can make an educated decision on whether any are a good fit for you.   

 


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Top Things To Do in Chicago in July

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July is a fantastic month to come and explore the Windy City! The summer traditions are in full swing, and the summer weather makes it a beautiful time to explore Chicago. 

This month hosts its own set of traditions, with favorite festivals to cater to all different interests, such as Windy City Smokeout, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Taste of Chicago.  The beaches are open, allowing a dip in the lake to cool off from the warmest month, and the free concerts in the park are well into their summer calendar.

Below you will find the Top 10 things to Do in Chicago this July, as well as a list of night time activities, family-friendly activities, and free options explore! 

 Check out our Top 10 Things to do in Chicago in Summer

Top 10 Things to do in July:

Summer in Chicago is truly the best time of the year!  The month of July provides the city with various events and over 20 festivals, covering different neighborhoods, themes, cultures, and music genres.  Below we have included some of our favorite traditions, but for a more complete calendar for Chicago in July, look here.

Windy City RibFest in Uptown
4800 N. Broadway St.
June 29- July 1

Explore the historic neighborhood of Uptown while local and national ribbers work to impress you with their saucy slabs of meat. This festival also includes eclectic music performances, arts, crafts, and family friendly events!

Fourth of July Festivities
July 4-7 

July in ChicagoCelebrate the 4th of July in Chicago as the city honors this country with a day full of American classics, concerts, and firework shows shooting off from Navy Pier on the 4th and the 7th. 

The annual tradition of a holiday concert continues as a part of the Grant Park Music Festival with Independence Day Salute, held in Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park beginning at 6:30.  After the concert you can catch one of Navy Pier’s best firework displays of the summer, with patriotic music in the background.

Our Riverwalk and History Tour will bring you a short walk to Navy Pier, just in time for the fireworks!

West Fest
Chicago Ave., From Damen to Wood 
July 6-8 

This truly local street fest features local talent, highlighting restaurants, artists, crafters, and a great set of live music. Wander through the West Town Neighborhood and experience this annual tradition. 

Taste of Chicago
Grant Park: Jackson and Columbus
July 11-15

Join in the fun by attending the world’s largest food festival! Sample your way through Chicago’s food scene as you enjoy music and family friendly activities during this 5 day festival. A Chicago tradition since 1980, this is one you will not want to miss! Learn more about Grant park where this famous festival is hosted on our Birthplace of the Skyscrapper Architecture Tour.

Windy City Smokeout
560 W Grand Ave.
July 13-15 

Beer, BBQ, and bands, what else do you need for a weekend in July?  The Windy City Smokeout features over twenty of the world’s best pitmasters serving up some of the best BBQ, an award winning line up of country artists, and ice cold beer from local and national breweries.

Chinatown Summer Fair
2200 S. Wentworth Ave.
July 15th 

This fair returns to Chinatown for its 40th year.  In honor Far East culture, this celebration features a Dragon & Lion Dance Procession, artisans, amazing food, and activities that are perfect for the whole family!

Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park: 1501 W. Randolph Street
July 20-22

With over 40 bands performing for crowds of 50,000 people during this three day festival, Pitchfork Music Festival promises to be an energizing event showcasing the best in new and rising music as it returns for another year. Beyond the music, this festival hosts local vendors, supporting Chicago artists and food culture.

Tacos and Tamales Festival
16th Street and Peoria 
July 20-22

Explore the historic neighborhood of Pilsen, with its strong Mexican roots and culture. Featuring the best and most authentic tacos and tamales in the city, this fest also provides highlights such as local art installations, a beer garden, vendors, and latin music and dance. 

Taste of River North
Ward Park: N. Kingsbury and W. Erie
July 20-22

For the 17th year, this festival will draw in crowds to experience one of Chicago’s most entertaining destination neighborhoods. Nestled in between the Chicago River and the glowing skyline, this festival highlights some of the best of River North, with dynamic chefs and restaurants providing the food, and local bands adding non stop music. Local vendors and family friendly activities enrich the festivities.

July in ChicagoWicker Park Fest
Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St
July 27-29

Called out as “Chicago’s Best Street Festival of the Summer” by the Chicago Tribune, this tradition continues to draw in crowds from across the city and country. This festival highlights the personality and culture of this neighborhood, with a prosperous music history, vintage shops, dynamic nightlife, and delectable restaurant scene. With over 30 bands performing during this three day festival, in addition to the arts and craft tents, this event is sure to leave you more than entertained.


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Night Time Activities:

Many of our Top Ten activities are perfect for the evening hours, but below are some other suggestions to fill in your evenings during the month of July. Read our post about the Top Ten Things to Do in Chicago at Night for more ideas.

Movies in the Park

For the past 18 years, Chicago’s movies in the park have been lighting up the summer skies. Parks dotted all across the city will be show recent films, and along with some classics. Check out the full schedule here. Millennium Park is one of the most popular destinations for this, showing movies int eh Jay Pritzker Pavilion every Tuesday night! Learn more about Millennium Park and the other fun summer traditions hosted here on our Loop and Millennium Park Tour, offered everyday! 

Catch the Fireworks at Navy Pier 

During the summer season, Navy Pier shoots off firework shows every Wednesday and Saturday night!  Take in the action for Navy Pier itself, or admire the show from afar at Buckingham Fountain, or Museum Campus, where you will find some of the best views of the city. 

Sip a Cocktail at a Speakeasy 

Chicago is fascinated with the 1920’s era of prohibition, and the gangsters and speakeasies that went along with that.  Today you will find many of these hidden bars across the city, with crafty cocktails, an intimate atmosphere, and often live entertainment.  Find some of the best speakeasies with our Guide to Chicago Speakeasies, and learn more about the history of speakeasies on the Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour. 

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Family Friendly Activities:

Some of our Top Ten are great activities for children, but check out our post about Family Friendly Activities in Chicago for a more complete guide. Below you will find a couple other options to keep your children entertained this month!

Take a City Tour

With the beautiful summer weather, this is the perfect time to explore the city together as a family! All of our pay-what-you-like walking tours are family friendly, and engage guests of all ages with entertaining stories and fascinating history. Learn about the Gangsters of the 20’s on our Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour (which ends at the zoo!) or hear about the buildings that line the river and the way the river shaped our city on the Riverwalk and History Tour. See a full tour calendar here.

Explore the Farmers Market

Now that summer is here, there are farmers markets everyday of the week, all across the city! Check out the City Market in Daley Plaza on our Loop and Millennium Park Tour, with the market open on Thursdays! For a full fame’s market schedule, check here.

July in ChicagoGo to a Ball Game 

Baseball season is at its peak during the summer months! What better way to fill an afternoon or summer night than cheering on one of our two hometown teams?  With both the White Sox and the Cubs calling Chicago home, there are many options to catch a game, our tour one of their fields. 


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Free Activities:

There are many free activities to take advantage of in Chicago, during every season of the year. Many of our Top Ten are also free to explore, but below you will find a couple of other free options this month. Check out our comprehensive post about the Top Free Things to Do in Chicago.

Concerts in the Park

The Grant Music Festival provides free concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, multiple nights throughout the week! This classical music will fill the night sky, as you enjoy the live entertainment, city lights, and summer air. 

Exercise Classes in the Park

During the month of July, you will also fund a full calendar of exercise classes in the Park.  Local studios donate their timber offering these free classes under the summer sun, multiple mornings a week. Check out the exercise class schedule here. 

July in ChicagoWonder Along the Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail 

Chicago is blessed with two beautiful waterways, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.  Chicago has a done a great job of enhancing these features, with creation the Riverwalk and the Lakefront Trail. Stroll along the riverwalk, stopping for a glass of wine or some ice cream along the way, or ride a bike along the 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail. 


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Things to do in Chicago in June

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June is a great time to visit Chicago since summer is finally underway!  The weather is finally perking up at an average of 79 degrees F (26 degrees C).  The season is in full swing, walking tours are going out daily and there is always something to do in Chicago around this time of year. Here are some of the best activities to do in June this year.

Below you will find the Top 10 things to Do in Chicago this June, as well as a list of family-friendly activities, night time activities, and free options so you can keep your wallet full!

Chicago Weather in June
Top Things to Do
Nighttime Activities
Family Friendly Activities
Free Activities

 Check out our Top 10 Things to do in Chicago in Summer

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Which Chicago Observatory is Best?

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This post is a review and comparison of 2 Chicago observation decks.  Both observatories offer stunning views of the city (and the other building!). With cafes, bars, audio tours, a visit to 360* Observatory or Skydeck is more than just a pretty view!  

 

 
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