Our Story

American Walks specializes in Chicago Walking Tours. One of our owners has over 25 years of experience as a fine-dining manager, wedding coordinator, bartender and tour guide. His co-owner is a Chicago native with over 10 years of experience in the tour and restaurant industry. After years of working for other people they decided to combine their passion for Chicago's history, food & drinks with their love of hospitality and they started American Walks. Their years of experience in the industry and the fact that they love what they do allows them to create amazing tour experiences for you and your loved ones.


We offer various history tours, food tours and drinking tours. We have outings for everyone, from architecture and history to discovering Chicago's signature foods and drinks. Most food tours are vegetarian friendly and some have gluten free options.


Our tours are family friendly except those with alcohol are all 21 and over. Food is included on the food tours and your food & beverages are included on the drinking tours. 

We plan private tours for 6 or more guests that take all the work out of your hands. Private tours can be booked at a time of your choosing and customized to your groups specific needs. 

chicago tour

Chicago Pizza Walk

Neighborhood Wine Walk

Chicago Famous Foods Walk

Little Italy Food Walk

Chinatown Food Walk

Wrigleyville Food Walk

Chocolate, Cupcake & Sweets Walk


Mobsters and Crime Walk

Chicago River Walk

Prohibition Walk

Architecture Walk

Haunted History Ghost Walk

"I’ve reported murders, scandals, marriages, premieres and national political conventions.

I’ve been amused, intrigued, outraged, enthralled and exasperated by Chicago. And I’ve come to love this American giant, viewing it as the most misunderstood, most underrated city in the world. There is none other quite like

my City of Big Shoulders." 


Irv Kupcinet