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September 22, 2023
Where to Store Luggage in Chicago Union Station

Whether you're arriving or departing at Union Station in Chicago, there are several luggage storage options available, and this post provides details about each service. UNION STATION CHICAGO LUGGAGE STORAGE Chicago Union Train Station, a major transportation hub in Chicago, typically offers luggage storage facilities for passengers who need to store luggage/suitcases temporarily. Storage in […]

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August 30, 2023
When Does it Snow in Chicago?

If you're curious when you can expect to see snow in Chicago, this post provides details about how much snowfall the Windy City gets during the winter and fall. Overview Chicago, located at the southern end of Lake Michigan, is well known for its harsh winters.  On average, Chicago receives about 38 inches (96.5 cm) […]

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March 16, 2023
30 Museums and Galleries in Chicago

This post covers many of the best museums in Chicago, including art galleries, science museums, and museums on history, food, and culture.  Planning your Visit Hours of operation can vary, so be sure to check the official website of each museum for special hours and temporary closures due to holidays, etc.  Keep in mind that […]

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January 18, 2023
How's the Weather in Chicago?

If you’re interested in visiting the windy city, it will be important to consider what kind of weather you can expect during your trip. This post provides details about what the weather is like each month, as well as tips on the warmest and coldest months of the year in Chicago. Chicago Weather by Month […]

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July 19, 2022
Sights along the Chicago Riverwalk

This tour will explore the Chicago Riverwalk including the incredible architecture and tourist hot spots in the area.   Be sure to also check our selection of self-guided tours of Chicago. The Chicago River which is connected to Lake Michigan is a huge source of pride for Chicago.  Along the banks, there is a riverwalk path […]

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July 11, 2022
Is Chicago Safe to Visit for Tourists?

So you heard that Chicago is a wonderful city to travel to, but you are wondering how safe is downtown Chicago for tourists?  While we understand your concern, the truth is that Chicago is a beautiful, safe city to visit right now, for the most part. And, in the video below, Andy, a local Chicago […]

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June 6, 2022
Best Time of Year to Visit Chicago

This is a guide to choosing the best time of year to visit Chicago, based on hotel prices, weather, events and activities, and crowds, and is updated for 2023. We provide a month-to-month comparison, with suggestions of the best events to attend on the month you plan to be here. The Quick Answers The best […]

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September 26, 2021
Chicago Travel Guide

Let Free Tours by Foot help you plan your trip to Chicago. Our local experts have written everything you need to know about what to do and see in Chicago. If you just don’t know where to start, visit our main post. Top Things To Do in Chicago Free Walking Tours But if you want […]

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July 14, 2021
Shedd Aquarium Tickets and Discounts

This post contains info on how to get tickets and discounts to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, as well as provide tips on planning your visit. Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text. TICKETS […]

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July 9, 2021
What is the Weather in Chicago in September

This post is an overview of the September weather in Chicago, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. If you'll be in town either before or after the month, make sure to check our posts on weather in August and October. HOW COLD IS CHICAGO […]

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July 4, 2021
Things to Do in Chicago in September

This post covers the best things to do in Chicago this September including free events, family-friendly activities, and things to do at night, updated for 2023. TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER Chicago is a lovely place to visit in September. Check out the suggestions below for a variety of activities, including sports, theatre, […]

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June 13, 2021
Top Things To Do In Chicago At Night

This post lists the things to do in Chicago, including free, family-friendly, as well as seasonal attractions and activities.  Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions. TOP 10 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AT NIGHT IN CHICAGO Below are our top 10 recommendations for things to do […]

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May 17, 2021
What to Do in Chicago in July

This post covers the best things to do in Chicago this July, including, free, family-friendly, as well as nighttime activities, all updated for 2023.  TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES If you’re looking for the best things to do in July, take a look at our suggestions for the best activities here, which include sports, theatre, […]

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May 14, 2021
The Weather in July in Chicago

This post is an overview of the July weather in Chicago, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. Be sure to look into the weather in June and August as well. HOW COLD IS CHICAGO IN JULY? July in Chicago features warm afternoons and evenings […]

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April 26, 2021
Downtown Chicago Audio Map

This map shows the stops on our Downtown Chicago audio tour which you can purchase here. If you'd like to add this map to your Google Maps app so you can follow along using GPS, just click the square bracket in the upper right hand corner. Helpful hint: If you want to use Google Maps […]

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March 25, 2021
Chicago World's Fair Bicycle Tour

Soar on a bicycle through the historic fairgrounds of Chicago’s grandest event, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Chicago World’s Fair Bicycle Tour escorts you across nearly 700 acres over the beautiful and historic Jackson Park, Washington Park, and the Midway Plaisance.

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