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Meet at Chicago Water Works Visitor Information Center at N. Michigan Ave & Pearson 163 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 744-8783
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"Hipster Chic East Lakeview Shopping Tour"
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Do you travel like a local? Now you can shop and tour like one during your stay in Chicago by taking our Hipster Chic East Lakeview Shopping Tour. We get you to the neighborhoods from downtown and show you the best buys at eight of our favorite local boutiques, used book stores, cafes, bars, lounges, restaurants, and landmarks while sneaking in some history along the way. 

Meet the business owners and shopkeepers who call East Lakeview home. Learn about what they offer that you can’t get anywhere else, and, of course, take the opportunity to support neighborhood commerce by buying local. Receive exclusive discounts up to 20% off merchandise at select stores.

On this tour, discover Chicago souvenirs, sip coffee intelligently, and sort through stacks of vinyl records. Be a picky thrifter on this jaunt, only four miles north of the Loop, where vintage fashion, cheap eats, coffee houses, and 24-hour diners rule. 

This tour runs two hours and 30 minutes, covers 1.5 miles, and features 15 minutes at each venue. Tour ends at Belmont Red Line station. Bring cash for public transportation, shopping, and refreshments.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Friendly Greeter

The Friendly Greeter is a boutique tour company offering private and public tours, step-on-guides, tour managers, meet and greet and airport assistance. Owner Sawyer J. Lahr, began as an airport greeter before starting The Friendly Greeter, which is why we believe that first impressions are everything. We ensure the utmost Midwestern hospitality throughout the duration of your stay in Chicago. We pride ourselves on being a local organization, with strong tourism knowledge of the greater Chicagoland area and we are prepared for navigational obstacles that out-of-state agents may not be.