You know the double decker buses full of tourists that you see all over Chicago during the summer? Ever think that it would be fun to hop aboard one of these sightseeing tours to play tourist in your home town? We did it. And I can tell you that it IS indeed fun to be a tourist in your own city.
Last Friday, my kiddos and I took the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company's Signature Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tour. The weather was truly perfect and I thought that this would be a fun "back-to-school" outing for my little Chicagoans. We started at Millennium Park. Once we grabbed prime seats on the upper level, we were able to see the city from a unique vantage point. This tour is designed to allow riders to hop on and off at thirteen different stops throughout the city. Were we truly tourists, this would be an awesome way to see a ton of sights in one day while keeping transportation costs low.
We decided to take the tour straight through and the whole experience lasted about two hours. We saw everything from the Art Institute to the Field Museum, Navy Pier and the John Hancock Building. Plus, we learned some interesting home town facts along the way. Our final stop was the Willis Tour where my husband works. We ended our afternoon with a visit to Dad's office and then headed over to Xoco for a family dinner.
Not a bad Friday afternoon.
I recommend a Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Company tour for both Chicago families OR out-of-town visitors. The company also offers other tours including the City Lights tour at night which I imagine would be quite lovely.
You can learn more about their various offerings through the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Company website.
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to check out this tour experience.