Chicago: Streeterville, Lakefront Trail & Magnificent Mile

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Discover the best of Chicago on a self-guided audio tour. Explore the city's most famous landmarks, including the Magnificent Mile, the John Hancock Center, and the Lakefront Trail.


  • Discover the story of George Streeter, the would-be dictator of his own sand bar
  • See the Gold Coast up close, one of the U.S’ wealthiest neighborhoods
  • Learn why Chicago is a favorite among beer lovers


See the best of the Windy City while you glide through its golden districts on this immersive self-guided audio tour. Discover the city's most famous landmarks, including the Magnificent Mile, the Lakefront Trail, and the Gold Coast. Download the VoiceMap app and begin your tour at North Michigan Avenue. Walk through the city's downtown hotel and tourist district. Hear about the history of the area as you make your way to the Magnificent Mile. Stroll along the Lakefront Trail and learn about the city's nickname, 'the Windy City.' Discover the real reason Chicago is called 'the Windy City' and 'the Air-conditioned City.' Enjoy the delicious breeze that the lake provides even on the hottest days of summer while hearing stories of famous shipwrecks and storms around what was once the fourth busiest port in the world. See the Gold Coast up close, one of the U.S’ wealthiest neighborhoods. Promenade past the creme de la creme of American retail, and malls like the more moderately-priced Water Tower Place. Learn why Chicago is a favorite among beer lovers. Find out about the Gold Coast’s 'Mansion of Woe' and the home with its own running Champaign faucet. Watch the street musicians perform around the famous Water Tower. Hear the origins behind Navy Pier’s name. Walk in the shadow of the 105th tallest building in the world, the John Hancock Center. Discover what Abraham Lincoln had to do with Chicago, and hear about the city’s two Nobel Peace Prize winners. Listen to the story of Chicago’s Mickey Spillane and find out what happened to a couple of Al Capone’s enemies.


Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

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