WendyCity Tour: Mag Mile in the Morning

0 Posted by - May 4, 2015 - Tours, WendyCity

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 7:30 am.

Discover the Magnificent Mile’s surprising story and learn about some of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers, exotic private clubs, and historic hotels.  Best seen in the morning in the relative quiet before the stores open.  We saunter up the Avenue with coffee or tea in hand and take in the sights.  You will see this famous Chicago street in an entirely new way.


“This was just a wonderful 2-hour tour, very in-depth with Wendy doing lots of research and showing pictures of by-gone days on her ipad as you walk. Very easy to walk and real quality time spent viewing buildings and the history behind one of Chicago’s most famous avenues. She really goes above and beyond and gives a very entertaining and yet historically detailed tour. You also go into some wonderful historic as well as modern buildings. Wendy is an art history major with a focus on architecture. My husband and I truly enjoyed it and the price is very reasonable.” ~Diane

Meeting Point:  Starbucks, 444 N. Michigan Avenue, at the entrance

Tour End: The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place

Running Time: two hours, walking one mile (but you knew that!).  We go no matter the weather!

$50 per person

Limited to 8 guests.

“Never had a better tour.  Wendy knows so much about Chicago and her love for the city shines through in this tour. We learned so much about the history of the city’s growth and the buildings as well as the colorful characters and incidents along the way.” ~Marcia, Mag Mile in the Morning

Featured photo by Bob Segal.

farwellmichave 1929


allerton 1960

drake gold coast room as silver forest room


hancock aerial

Images courtesy of John Chuckman, Chicago Nostalgia


  • susan November 1, 2014 - 9:51 am Reply

    hi wendy, was just on the goldstar site and saw your mag in the morning tour. went to your site for more info and saw that you offer a tour at 7:30am, also. this sounds like a great tour, being there so early, you get to see the street develop, from quiet, to hustle and bustle. was wondering, will you be offeing that tour at the goldstar price of $12.50. thanks, looking forward to hearing from you. we would like to go on december, 13th, a saturday.

    • Wendy November 1, 2014 - 11:40 am Reply

      Hi, Susan – yes! Let’s do it!

      • susan November 1, 2014 - 6:09 pm Reply

        thanks, wendy. we’re in, two people, doug and sue schuetz, for saturday december 13th @ 7:30 am. $12.50 per person for the mag in the morning tour. do you want our visa # now or the day of the tour we can pay cash. it’s up to you, let me know.

  • Wendy November 1, 2014 - 6:57 pm Reply

    Fabulous, Sue! Payment can be day of the tour (cash or cc). If you wouldn’t mind sending me your contact info (email/phone): wendysue302@yahoo.com? I’ll send you my phone, too. Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you! It’s going to be fun!

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