Make your own way to the central meeting point on South Michigan Avenue to start your architecture-focused walking tour.
Learn from your guide about art deco, a design movement that developed in the 1920s and 30s, and a later iteration, art modern. Art deco design can be found in everything from architecture to furniture and from luxury objects to mass-produced goods.
On the tour, see landmarks such as the Chicago Board of Trade building, with art deco flourishes both inside and out. Architecture buffs can deepen their knowledge of art deco style on this tour and learn new information even when visiting buildings that may be familiar from other tours.
Expect to walk at a leisurely pace with frequent stops to examine exteriors and interiors from the heyday of the art deco and art moderne movement.