Archive for 'Photography Tours'

Amateur Photographers Have a Shot at City Hall Exhibition: City Residents Invite to Submit for “Chicago Pix”

Ping Tom Park in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is inviting all residents to submit their own photographs of Chicago for a rotating exhibition at City Hall at the Office of the Mayor, beginning in mid-May.  The exhibit will periodically be refreshed with new images that will be [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Places to Snap a Photo (or Enjoy a Romantic Kiss)

From the picturesque Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park to the Lake Michigan’s dramatic shoreline, Wedding Photographers Anne Ryan and John Zich share their five favorite locales snap a shot with your sweetheart or enjoy a romantic kiss.

Explore Chicago’s Social Media Week in Action: Foursquare Bus Tour

Last week, Explore Chicago hosted a one-of-a-kind social media excursion during Social Media Week: an exclusive bus tour inspired by Explore Chicago’s Foursquare badges! Led by Tim Samuelson, the city’s Cultural Historian, we visited nearly 15 eligible Foursquare check-in locations throughout the city – more than enough to earn both Explore Chicago’s On Location and Chicago Blues [...]

Explore Chicago’s Social Media Week in Action: Photo Walks

Last week, the Explore Chicago team put social media into action during Social Media Week with Greeter-guided photo walks to four iconic Chicago neighborhoods: Chinatown, Bronzeville, Old Town and the Loop. Follow our adventures in the photo recap below and get tips on how you can discover these neighborhoods in a whole new way using social media! Did [...]

Explore Chicago Offers Daily FREE Tours During Social Media Week

Explore Chicago knows how much mobile phones and social media sites have changed the way that you travel, whether you’re getting a recommendation from friends on where to eat, sharing your vacation photos, or checking-in at one of Chicago’s 77 unique neighborhoods, 552 parks, or 7,300+ restaurants. So we’re putting social media into action during Social [...]

5 Things to Do in…Greektown!

From authentic Greek food to a journey through the history of Chicago’s Greek community, there’s so much to do in Greektown! – Savor a taste of Greece: Start your Greektown adventure with a delicious cup of coffee or tea at Artopolis (306 S. Halsted St.). This bustling café/bakery/shop has three kitchens to keep food flying [...]

7 New Ways to Explore Chicago this Summer

Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for “must sees” or a local or seasoned traveler searching for hidden neighborhood gems, it has never been easier to explore Chicago’s diverse communities with Urban Excursions as your guide. These 7 guided tours and experiences offer exciting, new ways to Explore Chicago this Summer: Family Adventures July 1 [...]

6 Great Tools to Help You Explore Chicago On Your Own This Summer!

Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for “must sees” or a local or seasoned traveler searching for hidden neighborhood gems, it has never been easier to explore Chicago’s diverse communities with Urban Excursions as your guide. Here are 6 great tools that will help you plan the perfect roadmap for your trip this summer: ExploreChicago.org/summer [...]