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Chicago Pedway Tours

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Chicago Pedway
Chicago’s winters are no joke, and taking the Chicago Pedway—a network of underground tunnels, skybridges, and concourses located in the Loop—is a clever way to avoid the elements. Explore the route, which covers almost 40 city blocks, or roughly 5 miles (8 kilometers) and is used by many thousands of commuters and visitors daily.

The Basics
Built beginning in 1951, the Chicago Pedway provides a safe, convenient, and cozy way to navigate the city’s Central Business District—particularly when inclement weather strikes. The Pedway is accessible from many of the Loop’s most important locales, including the Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Chicago Cultural Center, City Hall, and major downtown hotels, stations, and shopping centers. Numerous walking tours feature the Pedway. Use the network to easily access restaurants, shops, and other landmarks.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Chicago Pedway connects roughly 60 buildings and more than 200 businesses.
  • The Pedway is a wide-ranging network of individual sections rather than a uniform system; it’s best for newcomers to explore it with a map in hand.
  • Look for the 22 stained-glass windows opposite the Macy’s food court; they’re one of the highlight art installations to be found along the Pedway.
  • Not all areas of the Pedway are accessible via elevator; wheelchair users and those with limited mobility may have difficulties in exploring it.

How to Get There
The Chicago Pedway can be accessed from numerous points in the Loop neighborhood. It connects to several major transit hubs, including Millennium Station and the Washington and Lake L stations. To find it, look for signs with a distinctive compass symbol. The Pedway itself is best explored on foot.

When to Get There
The Pedway includes a number of different sections, each of which has its own opening hours. Typically, the Pedway is open to visitors Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm, though hours of individual segments and businesses vary.

Highlight Pedway Eateries
The Pedway is home to a number of popular cafes and restaurants. You can dig into traditional barbecue dishes like pulled pork at Blackwood BBQ, visit a storied Chicago eatery at the circa 1905 Walnut Room located in Macy’s, and indulge in fancy brunch food at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.
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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city and hits on both classic attractions and little-known sites. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods.
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  • 5 hours
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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

Best of Chicago: History & Culture Tour with Chocolate and Popcorn

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The Windy City is known for its spectacular architecture and eclectic food scene. Experience both on this tour through the downtown that combines sights with nibbles. Take in famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and Cloud Gate on foot and with the scenic L train or water taxi along the Chicago River. Taste popcorn and chocolate from two beloved city eateries during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour

Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour

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See Chicago from a new perspective with this art- and pop culture-themed architectural walking tour. Follow an informative guide through the city’s streets, from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the new Maggie Daley Park, while learning about the city’s history, architecture, and the fascinating connections between art history and Chicago architectural styles. Enrich your understanding of this beautiful American city with this fun and affordable outing.
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Discover the Chicago Pedway and Other Secrets of the Loop

Discover the Chicago Pedway and Other Secrets of the Loop

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Explore the hidden side of Chicago on a 2-hour walking tour of The Loop, a bustling neighborhood that’s full of wild history, architectural landmarks and some of the city’s most fascinating characters. Follow your local guide along the sidewalk, and stop to notice the overlooked details and untold stories that even life-long locals sometimes miss. Experience the city one small piece at a time on a route that traces a path between Chicago’s littlest treasures, and get an inside look at life in the Second City.
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  • 2 hours
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Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway

Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway

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Venture inside renowned Chicago landmarks, elegant lobbies, and underground corridors on this walking tour. Your expert guide will share insights about interior architectural features of this design-rich city—from mosaic domes to the sprawling Chicago Pedway System—bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus. Stop to admire Chase Tower, the Marshall Field and Company Building, the Chicago Cultural Center, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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