Signature City Chicago: Your Kind of Town
When it comes to world-class cities, Chicago is second to none. Come see why as you explore renowned art institutions, historic parks, the tallest building in North America and more!
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Program No. 2818RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The brawny, dynamo of a city described by Carl Sandburg in his famous poem, “Chicago,” has shed its grit but not its frenetic rush. Discover Chicago’s glittering skyscrapers, fine dining, revitalized lakefront, urbane cultural scene, celebrated museums and the tony Magnificent Mile on an exceptional adventure that draws back the curtain on Chicagoans and “their kind of town.”
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Examine Chicago’s growth on a professor-led field trip through the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
  • Experience the city’s new waterfront parks and visit the renovated Chicago History Museum.
  • Enjoy expert-led visits to the Field Museum of Natural History and the renowned Art Institute of Chicago.

General Notes

You may enjoy a more active, small group program #21908.
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Arlene Shafton
Arlene Shafton enjoyed a multifaceted career path that led her from classrooms to communication. As an educator, Arlene taught first and second grade classes in the Chicago Public Schools and the Francis W. Parker School. She later served as the director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago Citywide Adult Services, and with a group of volunteers helped to found the Florence G. Heller Jewish Community Center in 1976. Now retired, Arlene coordinates a peer-driven course at Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She enjoys sharing the breadth of Chicago's beauty, diversity, industry and culture with Road Scholar participants.
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