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Chicago is a city easily explored by foot or riding the 'L' train, with chances to view the architecture up close and experience the fabulous neighborhoods and parks. But for those times out of the year when the city weather is less cooperative, and for visitors who want the leisurely enjoyment and educational edification of a bus tour of Chicago, we'e got you covered. Check out these touring bus companies for another view of Chicago.

Chicago Greeter ProgramExplore and experience the Uptown and Hyde Park neighborhoods with Chicago InstaGreeter! The hour-long walking tours are part of the official Chicago Greeter program. InstaGreeter is a spur-of-the-moment option with no reservations or registration required. All you have to do is pop into a departure location a a designated meeting time. Get the most out of your visits to Hyde Park and Uptown with these FREE, fun and informative guided tours.

Chicago's Top 6 Walking Tours!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

Chicago Food Planet Tours

One of the best ways to get to know a city is by walking around and learning about it on foot. That being said, it also helps to have a guide who's knowledgeable and can give you information from an insider's point of view (and places to check out once the tour is over). Here are 6 of Chicago's best walking tours:

Walking on Michigan Avenue

Maybe we're overthinking this whole tour thing. I've been on running tours, biking tours, Segway tours and more boat tours than should be allowed legally. But, until last week, I'd never sauntered my way through a guided tour of Chicago. Not once. Well, Free Tours by Foot, as the name would imply, is bringing sightseeing back to its most basic form of transportation, no helmet, lesson or life jacket required.

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