Architecture Tours

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. There are a number of options for walking tours and river cruises that allow you to see many of Chicago’s famous buildings and skyscrapers. Many tours leave from the river near the Wrigley Building at Michigan and Wacker or along the riverwalk just outside of the conference hotel.
Chicago Architecture Foundation (
Wendella Boat Tours (
Shoreline Sightseeing (
Chicago Line Cruises (

Cruises from Navy Pier

700 E. Grand Ave. (1.0 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Tall Ship Windy

Entertainment Cruises

Shoreline Sightseeing .

Segway Tours

A Segway tour is a great way to see the city and the lakefront. There are a number of vendors who offer tours leaving from the Loop including:
City Segway Tour (
Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours (
Chicago Segway Experience (
Bike and Roll Chicago ( – also offering bicycle tours!

Big Bus Tours

The closest stop is at Fort Dearborn, N. Michigan Ave., and E. Upper Wacker Dr. (0.1 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

The hop on, hop off sightseeing bus tours of Chicago take you on an extensive route showcasing the city has to offer. From the great vantage point their double-decker buses you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s finest skyscrapers and impressive landmarks. Their hop-on, hop-off buses and conveniently located stops make navigating your way around the city easy.

Tastebud Food Tour

various locations, depending on the tour

Walking food tours that give you the opportunity to visit five or six food tasting locations that celebrate Chicago such as: specialty dessert shops, famous deep dish pizza, Chicago style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, or unique ethnic eateries

Chicago Pizza Tours

various locations, depending on the tour

A bus guided tour of culturally significant and neighborhood pizzerias.

Chicago Crime Tours

163 E Pearson St (0.8 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

Escape into Chicago’s underworld on a crime and mob tour with Chicago Crime Tours. Some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy sightseeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times.

Gangster Tours

600 North Clark Street (0.8 miles from the Hyatt Regency)

The ~2 hour bus tour allows you to experience Chicago as it was during the 1920s and 30s. See old gangster hot spots and hear about the exploits of Capone, Moran, and Dillinger. The tour gives you the inside story of Chicago’s windiest politicians, rollicking red-light districts and most notorious vice games.