Synopses & Reviews
With this newly updated guide in hand visitors and locals can walk the streets of Chicago and discover why the town that brought us Michael Jordan, Al Capone, and Oprah is anything but a Second City. Chicago s diverse neighborhoods represent a true melting pot of Americafrom Little Italy to Greektown, Chinatown to New Chinatown, and La Villita to the Ukrainian Village. It s also the most walkable city in the country, with flat streets laid out in a sensible grid and 21 miles of stunning lakeshore.
Here you can get ethnic culture in Andersonville or high culture at the Art Institute, listen to the blues on the South Side or catch a ballgame on the North Side, and marvel at the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park or at nature s masterpiece along Lake Michigan.
In Chicago, every neighborhood has a unique past, every character an intriguing story, and every side of the city is covered in this newest addition to the award-winning urban Walking series.
Get to Know the Illinois City's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Long-time Chicagoan Robert Loerzel leads you on 35 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. Go beyond the obvious with self-guided tours through one of the nation's most walkable cities, which is equal parts glamour and grit. Chicago's diverse neighborhoods represent a melting pot--from Little Italy to Greektown, La Villita to the Ukrainian Village.
With this guide in hand, you'll soak up history, political gossip, and architectural trivia. Find ethnic culture in Andersonville or high culture at the Art Institute. Listen to the blues on the South Side, or catch a ballgame on the North Side. Marvel at the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park or at nature's masterpiece along Lake Michigan. There are tips on the best cafes, bars, and night spots. With humorous anecdotes, surprising stories, and fun facts to share with others, this guidebook has it all. Whether you're looking for a walk on the beach or a slice of deep dish pizza, Walking Chicago will get you there. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk Chicago