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Chicago's Unconventional Hidden Gems

Chicago's Unconventional Hidden Gems

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am a freelance writer and have been a Chicago resident for almost a decade now. In that decade, I have dedicated so much of my own time trying to locate places around this city that are unique, quaint or downright unconventional. As a writer needing to find inspiration, I looked for places around the city that brought me peace and comfort. As I explored neighborhoods up and down, I began to…
Kim
Kim
Kim
Kim

What we’ll do

Our tour will involve visiting a variety of hidden gems around Chicago’s daytime scene. These are places you will not find on any list online-- they are hand-curated by me and they're best suited for those that are curious adventurers looking to really dive deep into the neighborhoods that brought about the creation of these places. My tour isn’t the usual touristy tours provided here— I won’t…

What else you should know

While I have some luggage space in my car, I do not have a ton of space. Please pack very light as we will only be traveling for a couple of hours.

What I’ll provide

Car
I offer you a seat in my car! Since these hidden gems are in various neighborhoods, I'll make sure we all comfortably arrive to and from each location without the need for Uber or public transit. My car can comfortably seat myself + four additional guests. Therefore, please keep that in mind.

What to bring

Cameras! You'll want to take plenty of photos.
A smile! and an open mind.
Make sure you’re bundled up nicely this winter.

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Where you'll be

The bookstore we'll visit first has been around for almost three decades and stands at about three stories. The coffee shop we'll visit after is quaint and unique. It is truly tucked away in a mostly residential area and is easily missed if you don't know where to look! Lastly, our skyline view is crisp and close. It is perfect for us to spend some time taking photos! If photos aren't your thing, you can spend time soaking it all in or reading.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. If you're bringing a child, please ensure that you also bring a car seat (if you do not have one available, message me before you book and I will try my…

More tips

While I have some luggage space in my car, I do not have a ton of space. Please pack very light as we will only be traveling for a couple of hours.
Kim
Chicago's Unconventional Hidden Gems
2 reviews
From $39/person
2 reviews
From $39/person