The free Chicago Greeter tours are led by friendly locals who will guide you through authentic Chicago — its fascinating histories, diverse cultural traditions, iconic landmarks, and off-the-beaten-path gems.
Chicago Greeter offers a variety of ways to explore the city: register for a customized neighborhood tour with a friendly local, join a fast and flexible tour of downtown, or explore on your own with self-guided walks.
In-person Greeter tours
These personalized tours offer a deep dive into the Chicago neighborhood of your choice, led by a friendly local. A recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, these two to four hour tours are conducted in over a dozen languages.
Chicago Greeter and Choose Chicago are committed to providing a safe experience for its volunteers and visitors. Our tours will be operating with the following safety precautions:
Guests and tour guides must wear masks at all times during the tour.
This summer, Chicago Greeter will host pop-up walks in neighborhoods across the city. Discover the culture, cuisine, and history of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods at these fast and free pop-ups! Check Chicago Greeter for meeting times and locations.
Love Chicago? Want to show visitors from all around the world your favorite spots in your favorite neighborhoods? Volunteer as a Chicago Greeter. No additional experience is necessary; all you need is a passion for Chicago and knowledge of all it has to offer. You can even customize your visits to your specific interests.
Have questions about becoming a Chicago Greeter? View our Volunteer FAQs.
Explore Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods at your own pace with these self-guided Chicago Greeter tours, presented by Bank of America. These walking tours have been curated by expert locals to showcase each neighborhood’s unique history, culture, and hidden gems.