Since it is getting to be that time of year again,and being that I loved the "shortened" tour I took with my kids last season, I must tell you if you live in the Chicago area, or are planning on visiting the city, please do yourself a favor and take a Chicago Trolley! If you are looking at doing numerous things in the city and don't want to take a taxi everywhere, this is the ticket!
There are 18 stops on their Signature Tour including as far south as Soldier Field and as far north as Oak Street with stops including the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Palmer House, Navy Pier, Millenium Park, Willis Tower and much more.
When you buy a pass, it is good from the time they start - 9am - until the last tour which is usually about 4pm and you can "hop on" and "hop off" at whatever place of interest really interests you instead of sitting on the bus the whole time and listening to history blah. Although I must say, the guides are quite knowledgeable about the City of Chicago and funny!
There is a stop at Clark and Ontario where The Hard Rock Cafe and 50's McDonald's is which happens to be a block from where I work and why I took my kids last year.
They had a great time on the double-decker bus and if we had more time, we would have made more stops. Maybe this year we will get our chance!
Check the Website for details and discounted tickets:
Chicago's Best Tour
Have a good time with your family this year, it's definitely worth the money!