– Explore one of Chicago’s most affluent areas
– Sample a local favorite ice cream
– Tour the Oak Park neighborhood full of homes built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright
– Visit the birth home of Pulitzer Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway
Visit the upscale suburb of Oak Park for an afternoon learning about two of the town’s most famous residents. We’ll start with a walking tour viewing the many houses built by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright who lived and worked in the town for over 30 years. Then, we’ll head to the birth home of Ernest Hemingway, author of classics like A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, for a tour of the house.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Fans of Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright and architecture. Anyone who wants to explore a charming, culturally diverse, leafy green neighborhood outside Chicago.
Easy, we will be on foot.
Meet Our Local Host
Meet Gulia - "I love history and always learn new things about the neighborhood I live in. I love walking tours myself and have taken them when I travel around the world. Now I decided to offer one in my lovely neighborhood!"
1pm - Depart Selina and take the ‘El’ out to the suburbs.
2pm - Arrive Oak Park. Meet our guide Gulia at the Oak Park Library for the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture walking tour (1 hr)
3pm - Visit Oberweis ice cream parlor for a treat, then relax in Scofield Park .
4pm - Tour the Queen Anne’s birth home Ernest Hemingway (1 hr)
*Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright may wish to go in the morning to tour his home and studio. This museum will be closed by the time our event finishes.
**There’s lots to do in Oak Park. Why not stick around for dinner? Check out Gulia’s list of recommended places to eat! Or catch the free outdoor summer concert series at Scolville Park!
- Local Guide
- Walking tour
- Entry fee to Hemingway home
- Ice cream
- Ground Transportation - 1 day travel pass
What's Not Included
- Tips for local guide
- Food or drinks not mentioned
Know Before You Go
- Wear comfortable walking shoes
- Rain or shine event
- Tips are appreciated
Minimum To Operate
Deadline To Book
4 days prior to the start of the experience