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Chicago's boat tours are one of the most popular attractions during the summertime, and for good reason. The tours are a great way to get to know the history and architecture of the city. Plus the views of the buildings from water-level are just stunning. But there are a number of different tour companies that offer boat tours, so which one is right for you? Let our guide help you decide!

The elegance and beauty of the Palmer House Hilton earns it a spot at the top of luxury hotel lists and it's location in the heart of the Loop makes it a popular pick for business and leisure travelers alike. But beyond the gilded ceilings and prized art works, the hotel represents another kind of treasure—tangible Chicago history.

When you think of beer tours, you typically envision yourself in a brewery, listening to a dude with a dope beard explain the difference between hops and barley. You're vaguely paying attention because your taste buds are going crazy from sipping on a craft brew you typically wouldn't know to order. Now with Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours, yes — you're learning how beer is made. But — you're also learning about Chicago history and exploring local neighborhoods, beer in hand.

America's Cup World Series Chicago: June 10–12, 2016

Get a unique perspective of history in the making at Louis Vuitton's America's Cup World Series this weekend. Not only is Chicago hosting the sailing competition for the first time, but it's also the first time in 165 years that the competition will take place in fresh water. These viewing options provide the best opportunity to see the race and the Chicago skyline.

Enjoy a Pay-What-You-Can Chicago Walking Tour

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

free chicago walking tours

Looking for a FREE Chicago walking tour? Jeff Mikos and his wife are offering just that. While taking a year off to travel the world in 2015, the duo stumbled upon free walking tours in almost all the major cities of South America, from Cusco to Cartagena. "After the first few I began to think that there was an opportunity to bring this style of tour to the USA," shared Mikos.

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